|Taylor D. Sparks
Materials Science and Engineering
Director, Materials Characterization Laboratory
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT, 84112
office: CME 314
Our research group focuses primarily on the discovery, synthesis, and characterization of new materials for energy applications such as batteries, thermoelectrics, thermal barrier coatings, thermal management systems and others. We rely on big data and materials informatics as we explore new synthetic techniques, structure-property relationships, and sustainable materials that balance performance with economic factors such as cost, abundance, and availability.
I received my PhD in Applied Physics under Dr. David Clarke at Harvard University and worked as a postdoc in Dr. Ram Seshadri's group at UCSB in the Materials Research Laboratory.
MSE 2010 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering: Fall 2013-present