Taylor Ware is the first graduate student to receive a PhD while working in the Advanced Polymer Research Lab. His research interests include shape memory polymers, flexible and stretchable electronics, biomaterials, and the interfacing of these technologies. Dr. Ware was a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2011), member of several professional societies, co-inventor of two patents, and author or co-author on more than 15 scientific publications in leading materials journals during his graduate tenure.
Taylor was born in Savannah, Georgia and was raised in Macon, Georgia where he graduated with honors from Mount de Sales Academy. Taylor later attended the Georgia Institute of Technology where he graduated Summa Cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering. While at Georgia Tech, Taylor studied abroad in Santiago de Chile, was a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering honor society and Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He is also a co-founder and Vice President of Research and Development of Syzygy Memory Plastics, a technology startup created to develop, manufacture, and sell shape memory polymer based commodity and flexible electronics devices.
Dr. Ware accepted a postdotoral position at the Air Force Research Labs working with Tim White starting in Nov. 2013.