John Hryn

Process Development Engineer
- Energy Systems

John Hryn is an expert in aluminum and magnesium processing and recycling, and electrodialysis processing. He has spent the majority of his career at Argonne, focusing his research on energy-efficient and environmentally sound aluminum and magnesium processing and recycling technology development.

Dr. Hryn is developing energy-efficient manufacturing and nanomanufacturing initiatives. He is a senior advisor for program development to the Physical Sciences and Engineering Directorate at Argonne. Dr. Hryn is a Fellow in the Northwestern – Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering (NAISE).

He has over 50 publications, holds seven U.S. patents, and has received numerous awards related to his research.

Awards, Honors and Memberships

  • Institute Fellow, Northwestern Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering (2013+)
  • Board of Directors, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (2010-2013)
  • R&D 100 Award “UNCD Mechanical Seals” (2008)
  • Light Metals Distinguished Service Award, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (2006)
  • Howard Taylor Award (American Foundry Society) – for greatest long-range technical significance in casting
  • Best Paper Award (American Foundry Society) – “Developments in Lost Foam Casting of Magnesium” (2004)

Publications & Patents

  • Pellin, M.J., J.N. Hryn, J.W. Elam, “Catalytic Nanoporous Membranes” U.S. Patent No. 8,518,845, issued August 27, 2013.
  • Hryn, J.N., E.J. Daniels, and G.K. Krumdick, “Electrodialysis Operation with Buffer Solution,” U.S. Patent No. 7,632,387, issued December 15, 2009.
  • Pellin, M.J., J.N. Hryn, J.W. Elam, “Catalytic Nanoporous Membranes” U.S. Patent No. 7,625,840, issued December 1, 2009.
  • Hryn, J.N., M.J. Pellin, J.F. Moore, W.F. Calaway, G.K. Krumdick, "Method to Decrease Loss of Aluminum and Magnesium Melts." U.S. Patent No. 6,485,541, issued November 26, 2002.
  • Hryn, J.N., and K. Sreenivasarao, "Method and Apparatus for Electrodialysis Processing," U.S. Patent No. 6,461,491, issued October 8, 2002.
  • Hryn, J.N., M.J. Pellin, A.M. Wolsky, W.F. Calaway, "Dimensionally Stable Anode for Electrolysis, Method for Maintaining Dimensions of Anode During Electrolysis," U.S. Patent No. 6,375,813, issued April 23, 2002.
  • Hryn, J.N., M.J. Pellin, A.M. Wolsky, W.F. Calaway, "Dimensionally Stable Anode for Electrolysis, Method for Maintaining Dimensions of Anode During Electrolysis," U.S. Patent No. 6,083,362, issued July 4, 2000.
  • Magnesium Casting Industry Technology Roadmap, ed. J.N. Hryn et al, (September 2005)
  • Magnesium Technology 2001, ed. J.N. Hryn, The Minerals, Metals, & Materials Society, Warrendale, Penn., (2001), 288 pp.
  • Magnesium Technology 2000, eds. H.I. Kaplan, J.N. Hryn, and B.B. Clow, The Minerals, Metals, & Materials Society, Warrendale, Penn., (2000), 412 pp.
  • Tkacheva, O., J. Hryn, J. Spangenberger, B. Davis, and T. Alcorn, “Operating Parameters of Aluminum Electrolysis in a KF-AlF3 Based Electrolyte”, Light Metals 2012, pp. 675-680.; and presented at the 2011 TMS Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, March. 11-15, 2012.
  • Libera Joseph A.; Hryn John N.; Elam Jeffrey W., Indium Oxide Atomic Layer Deposition Facilitated by the Synergy between Oxygen and Water,  CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS  Volume: 23   Issue: 8   Pages: 2150-2158   DOI: 10.1021/cm103637t   Published: APR 26 2011
  • A.M. Kovalchenko, J.W. Elam, A. Erdemir, J.A. Carlisle, O. Auciello, J.A. Libera, M.J. Pellin, D.M. Gruen, J.N. Hryn, Development of ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD) coatings for multipurpose mechanical pump seals, WEAR Volume: 270  Issue: 3-4  Pages: 325-331  DOI: 10.1016/j.wear.2010.10.059  Published: JAN 12 2011
  • Yang, J., Graczyk, D.G., Wunsch, C. Hryn, J.N., “Alumina Solubility in KF-AlF3-Based Low-Temperature Electrolyte System”, Light Metals 2007, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, (2007).
  • J. W. Elam, G. Xiong, C. Y. Han, H. Hau Wang, J. P. Birrell,U. Welp, J. N. Hryn, M. J. Pellin, T. F. Baumann, J. F. Poco, and J. H. Satcher, Jr, “Atomic Layer Deposition for the Conformal Coating of Nanoporous Materials”, Journal of Nanomaterials, 2006, 1–5, (2006).
  • Jereza, K., Brindle, R., Robison, S., Hryn, J.N., Weiss, D.J., Cox, B.M., “The Road to 2020:  Overview of the Magnesium Casting Industry Technology Roadmap”, Magnesium Technology 2006, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, (2006).
  • Yang, J, Scarpinato, T.J., Graczyk, D.G., Hryn, J.N., “Magnesia Solubility in the LaCl3-MgCl2 System” Magnesium Technology 2006, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, (2006).
  • J.W. Elam, A. Zinovev, C.Y. Han, H.H. Wang, U. Welp, J.N. Hryn, M.J. Pellin, “Atomic layer deposition of Palladium films on Al2O3 surfaces, Thin Solid Films, 515, (2006), 1664-73.
  • Yang, J., Hryn, J.N., Krumdick, G.K. “Aluminum Electrolysis Tests with Inert Anodes in KF-AlF3-Based Electrolytes” Light Metals 2006, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, (2006).
  • Zinovev, A.V., Moore, J.F., Hryn, J.N., Pellin, M.J., “Etching of hexagonal SiC surfaces in chlorine-containing gas media at ambient pressure”, Surface Science 600, (2006) pp, 2242-2251.
  • Yang, J., Hryn, J. N., Davis, B. R., Roy, A., Krumdick, G. K., Pomykala, J. A., Jr., “New opportunities for aluminum electrolysis with metal anodes in a low temperature electrolyte system,” in Light Metals 2004, The Minerals Metals and Materials Society, Warrendale, Penn, (2004) pp. 321-326.
  • A.V. Zinovev, J.W. Elam, J.F. Moore, J. Hryn, O. Auciello, J. Carlisle and M.J. Pellin, “Coating of SiC Surface by Thin Carbon Films using the Carbide-Derived Carbon Process”, Thin Solid Films, 469-470, 135-141, (2004).
  • Moore, J.F. McCann, M.P., Pellin, M.J., Zinovev, A., Hryn, J.N., “Ultrathin copper aluminum and nickel aluminide protective oxidation studied with an x-ray photoelectron spectrometer”, Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A, Sep-Oct 2003, 21, 5, pp. 1631-1634.
  • Moore, J.F., Pellin, M.J., Calaway, W.F., Hryn, J.N., “Ultraviolet and infrared spectroscopy for effluent analysis in a molten salt electrochemical cell”, Review of Scientific Instruments, Aug 2003, 74, 8, pp. 3753-3757.
  • More, K.L., P.F. Tortorelli, L.R. Walker, J.N. Hryn and G. Krumdick, “Microstructural Evaluation of Dross Formation on Mg- and Non-Mg-Containing Al Alloys from Industrial Furnaces” Materials at High Temperatures, 2003, 20, 3, pp. 453-460.
  • Marlatt, M, D. Weiss, and J.N. Hryn, “Developments in Lost Foam Casting of Magnesium,” in Magnesium Technology 2003, ed., H.I. Kaplan, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, Warrendale, Penn, (2003) p.141-146.