• Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering
  • Director, Graduate Programs, Biomedical Engineering
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Texas at Dallas – 2013

Research Interests

  • Research areas: Biomaterials, micro/nanotechnology, medical devices, bioengineering

    Dr. Taylor Ware's research interests focus on the design of structured and stimuli-responsive biomaterials and the use of these materials in medical devices. The lab has core competencies in polymer formulation, thermomechanical testing, microfabrication and directed self-assembly. 

    Current projects aim to use liquid crystal elastomers as artificial muscles and as substrates for implantable electronic devices, template hydrogels using directed self-assembly, and design engineered living materials that change their properties in response to specific biomolecular cues.

Awards & Honors

  • Invited Participant, NAE Japan-USA Frontiers of Engineering Bilateral, 2023
  • Senior Member, National Academy of Inventors, 2022
  • CAREER award, National Science Foundation, 2018
  • Young Investigator Award, Air Force, 2017
  • Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation, 2011