Taylor Ware returned to UTD in 2015 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering. After graduating from UT Dallas with a PhD he did postdoctoral work at the Air Force Research Laboratory. His research interests include:

  • Biomaterials
  • Stimuli-responsive and programmable materials
  • Microfabrication
  • Smart implantable devices

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Recent Submissions

  • Molecularly-Engineered, 4D-Printed Liquid Crystal Elastomer Actuators 

    Saed, Mohand O.; Ambulo, Cedric P.; Kim, Hyun; De, Rohit; Raval, Vyom; Searles, Kyle; Siddiqui, Danyal A.; Cue, John Michael O.; Stefan, Mihaela C.; Shankar, M. Ravi; Ware, Taylor H. (WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH, 2018-11-27)
    Three-dimensional structures that undergo reversible shape changes in response to mild stimuli enable a wide range of smart devices, such as soft robots or implantable medical devices. Herein, a dual thiol-ene reaction ...
  • Molecularly-ordered Hydrogels with Controllable, Anisotropic Stimulus Response 

    Boothby, Jennifer M.; Samuel, Jeremy; Ware, Taylor H. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2019-05-03)
    Hydrogels which morph between programmed shapes in response to aqueous stimuli are of significant interest for biosensors and artificial muscles, among other applications. However, programming hydrogel shape change at small ...
  • Responsive, 3d Electronics Enabled by Liquid Crystal Elastomer Substrates 

    Kim, Hyun; Gibson, J.; Maeng, Jimin; Saed, Mohand O.; Pimentel, K.; Rihani, Rashed T.; Pancrazio, Joseph J.; Georgakopoulos, S. V.; Ware, Taylor H. (American Chemical Society, 2019-05-09)
    Traditional electronic devices are rigid, planar, and mechanically static. The combination of traditional electronic materials and responsive polymer substrates is of significant interest to provide opportunities to replace ...
  • Engineering Liquid Crystalline Polymers for Biological Applications 

    Boothby, Jennifer M.; Ambulo, Cedric P.; Saed, M.; Ware, Taylor H. (Society for Biomaterials, 2019-04)
    Statement of Purpose: Large, bulky, power-hungry traditional mechanical actuators are poorly suited for small, biological applications such as medical devices. Shape changing polymers are an emerging class of actuators ...
  • Stereolithography of SiOC Polymer-Derived Ceramics Filled with SiC Micronwhiskers 

    Brinckmann, S. A.; Patra, N.; Yao, J.; Ware, Taylor H.; Frick, C. P.; Fertig, R. S.,III
    Due to complicated manufacturing methods and lack of machinability, the use of engineering ceramics is limited by the manufacturing processes used to fabricate parts with intricate geometries. The 3D printing of polymers ...
  • Localized Soft Elasticity in Liquid Crystal Elastomers 

    Ware, Taylor H.; Biggins, John S.; Shick, Andreas F.; Warner, Mark; White, Timothy J.
    Synthetic approaches to prepare designer materials that localize deformation, by combining rigidity and compliance in a single material, have been widely sought. Bottom-up approaches, such as the self-organization of liquid ...
  • Topology Optimization for the Design of Folding Liquid Crystal Elastomer Actuators 

    Fuchi, K.; Ware, Taylor H.; Buskohl, P. R.; Reich, G. W.; Vaia, R. A.; White, T. J.; Joo, J. J.
    Aligned liquid crystal elastomers (LCEs) are capable of undergoing large reversible shape change in response to thermal stimuli and may act as actuators for many potential applications such as self-assembly and deployment ...