Taylor Ware

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.


Publications

  Title / Author Cited  Year
The changes in flexural properties and microstructures of carbon fiber bismaleimide composite after exposure to a high temperature
MH Haque, P Upadhyaya, S Roy, T Ware, W Voit, H Lu
Composite Structures 108, 57-64
2014
Thiol‐Click Chemistries for Responsive Neural Interfaces
T Ware, D Simon, K Hearon, TH Kang, DJ Maitland, W Voit
Macromolecular Bioscience 13 (12), 1640-1647
2013
A comparison of polymer substrates for photolithographic processing of flexible bioelectronics
D Simon, T Ware, R Marcotte, BR Lund, DW Smith Jr, M Di Prima, RL Rennaker ...
Biomedical microdevices 15 (6), 925-939
2013
A Structural Approach to Establishing a Platform Chemistry for the Tunable, Bulk Electron Beam Cross-Linking of Shape Memory Polymer Systems
K Hearon, CJ Besset, AT Lonnecker, T Ware, WE Voit, TS Wilson, KL Wooley, DJ ...
Macromolecules
2013
Mechanical Cycling Stability of Organic Thin Film Transistors on Shape Memory Polymers
A Avendano‐Bolivar, T Ware, D Arreaga‐Salas, D Simon, W Voit
Advanced Materials
2013
Thiol‐ene/acrylate substrates for softening intracortical electrodes
T Ware, D Simon, C Liu, T Musa, S Vasudevan, A Sloan, EW Keefer, RL Rennaker ...
Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials
22013
Smart Polymers for Neural Interfaces
T Ware, D Simon, RL Rennaker, W Voit
Polymer Reviews 53 (1), 108-129
22013
High Performance and Multipurpose Triarylamine-Enchained Semifluorinated Polymers
DK Dei, BR Lund, J Wu, D Simon, T Ware, WE Voit, D MacFarlane, SM Liff, DW ...
ACS Macro Letters 2 (1), 35-39
2012
Three‐Dimensional Flexible Electronics Enabled by Shape Memory Polymer Substrates for Responsive Neural Interfaces
T Ware, D Simon, K Hearon, C Liu, S Shah, J Reeder, N Khodaparast, MP ...
Macromolecular Materials and Engineering 297 (12), 1193-1202
32012
Electrically, chemically, and photonically powered torsional and tensile actuation of hybrid carbon nanotube yarn muscles
MD Lima, N Li, MJ De Andrade, S Fang, J Oh, GM Spinks, ME Kozlov, CS Haines ...
Science 338 (6109), 928-932
212012
Electron beam crosslinked polyurethane shape memory polymers with tunable mechanical properties
K Hearon, LD Nash, BL Volk, T Ware, JP Lewicki, WE Voit, TS Wilson, DJ Maitland
Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics
32012
SHAPE MEMORY POLYMERS AND PROCESS FOR PREPARING
WE Voit, T Ware, K Gall
EP Patent 2,491,082
2012
Fabrication of responsive, softening neural interfaces
T Ware, D Simon, DE Arreaga‐Salas, J Reeder, R Rennaker, EW Keefer, W Voit
Advanced Functional Materials 22 (16), 3470-3479
132012
Synthesis of triarylamine fluoropolymer platforms for optical applications
DK Dei, J Wu, B Sharma, D Simon, T Ware, B Lund, WE Voit, D MacFarlane, SM ...
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 244
2012
Triple-shape memory polymers based on self-complementary hydrogen bonding
T Ware, K Hearon, A Lonnecker, KL Wooley, DJ Maitland, W Voit
Macromolecules 45 (2), 1062-1069
272012
Engineering Improved Strain Capacity Carbon Nanotube Electrodes on Shape Memory Polymers for Cortical Brain Probes, Cochlear Implants, Flexible Antennas and Multi-Electrode Arrays
D Simon, T Ware, Y Hanein, M David-Pur, E Keefer, W Voit
AIP Conference Proceedings
2012
SHAPE MEMORY DEVICES AND THEIR USE IN CONTROLLING DEVICE-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS
T Ware, W Voit
US Patent App. 13/163,613
2011
SHAPE MEMORY POLYMERS AND PROCESS FOR PREPARING
W VOIT, T WARE, K GALL
WO Patent 2,011,049,879
2011
Tough shape-memory polymer—fiber composites
T Ware, G Ellson, A Kwasnik, S Drewicz, K Gall, W Voit
Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites 30 (5), 371-380
52011
Fully Recoverable High Strain Shape Memory Polymers
W Voit, T Ware, K Gall
Minerals, Metals and Materials Society/AIME, 420 Commonwealth Dr., P. O. Box ...
2011
Shape memory polymers and process for preparing
WE Voit, T Ware, K Gall
US Patent App. 12/906,915
2010
Radiation crosslinked shape-memory polymers
W Voit, T Ware, K Gall
Polymer 51 (15), 3551-3559
172010
Effects of sensitizer length on radiation crosslinked shape–memory polymers
T Ware, W Voit, K Gall
Radiation Physics and Chemistry 79 (4), 446-453
152010
High‐Strain Shape‐Memory Polymers
W Voit, T Ware, RR Dasari, P Smith, L Danz, D Simon, S Barlow, SR Marder, K Gall
Advanced functional materials 20 (1), 162-171
482010
Radiation Crosslinked Polyacrylates with Shape Memory
W Voit, T Ware, K Gall
Minerals, Metals and Materials Society/AIME, 420 Commonwealth Dr., P. O. Box ...
2010