André D. Taylor, Mechanical Engineering

Because we had this technique, we said, what can we do with this? So we set out to build a fuel cell…We have a knack for looking at different fields and seeing how they apply to us.

André D. Taylor - Associate Professor, Yale University


Visiting Associate Professor 2014-2015
Hosted by Professor Yang Shao-Horn, Department of Mechanical Engineering

André D. Taylor is an Associate Professor and leads the Transformative Materials and Devices Group in the Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department at Yale University. He specializes in the synthesis and arrangement of nanomaterials in devices such as fuel cells, lithium ion batteries, and solar cells.

2014-2015 Scholar

André D. Taylor is an Associate Professor and leads the Transformative Materials and Devices Group in the Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department at Yale University. He specializes in the synthesis and arrangement of nanomaterials in devices such as fuel cells, lithium ion batteries, and solar cells. He received all three degrees in chemical engineering with a B.S. from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, an M.S. from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

While in graduate school Taylor was a Sloan Fellow, National Science Foundation (NSF) -Rackham Merit Fellow, Eastman Kodak Fellow, and National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (M.S. and Ph.D.) Fellow. He worked as a research engineer for DuPont’s Engineering Polymers division and Intellectual Asset Management Group and was a research faculty scientist in the chemical engineering department at the University of Michigan.

Taylor has developed CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) compatible micro fuel cells (with integrated heaters and temperature sensors) and a method of patterning ITO (indium tin oxide) substrates for both flat and non-planar surfaces for optoelectronic devices (Artificial Eye Project). Taylor has given several invited lectures at the local, national, and international levels. He has several patents and archival publications related to his research. He is an NSF CAREER award recipient and a Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE) recipient. See websites below for publication links and recent press releases from his lab.

Selected, 2004-2014

32, Operando Observation of the Gold-Electrolyte Interface in Li-O2 Batteries, Forrest S. Gittleson, Won-Hee Ryu, André D. Taylor, 2014ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. (in press)

31, The Role of HF in Oxygen Removal from Carbon Nanotubes: Implications for High Performance Carbon Electronics, Xiaokai Li, Jing-Shun Huang, Siamak Nejati, Lyndsey McMillon, Su Huang, Chinedum Osuji, Nilay Hazari, André D. Taylor, 2014Nano Letters. (in press)

30, A high power density miniaturized microbial fuel cell having carbon nanotube anodes, Hao Ren, Soonjae Pyo, Jae-Ik Lee, Tae-Jin Park, Forrest S. Gittleson, Frederick C.C. Leung, Jongbaeg Kim, André D. Taylor, Hyung-Sool Lee, Junseok Chae, 2015Journal of Power Sources, 273, 823-830.

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29, Controlled doping of carbon nanotubes with metallocenes for application in hybrid carbon nanotube/Si solar cells. Xiaokai Li, Louise M Guard, Jie Jiang, Kelsey Sakimoto, Jing-Shun Huang, Jianguo Wu, Jinyang Li, Lianqing Yu, Ravi Pokhrel, Gary W. Brudvig, Sohrab Ismail-Beigi, Nilay Hazari and André Taylor, 2014Nano Letters, 14 (6), 3388–3394.

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28, Device Area Scale-Up and Improvement of SWNT/Si Solar Cells Using Silver Nanowires. Xiaokai Li, Yeonwoong Jung, Jing-Shun Huang, Tenghooi Goh and André D. Taylor, 2014Advanced Energy Materials, 4, 1400186.

27, Catalyst and Electrolyte Synergy in Li-O2 Batteries. Forrest S. Gittleson, Ryan C. Sekol, Gustavo Doubek, Marcelo Linardi and André D. Taylor, 2014Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 16, 3230-3237.

26, Realizing Comparable Oxidative and Cytotoxic Potential of Single- and Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes through Annealing. Leanne M. Pasquini, Ryan C. Sekol, André D. Taylor, Lisa D. Pfefferle, and Julie B.Zimmerman, 2013, Environmental Science & Technology, 47 (15), 8775-8783.

25, Pd–Ni–Cu–P metallic glass nanowires for methanol and ethanol oxidation in alkaline media. Ryan C. Sekol, Marcelo Carmo, Golden Kumar, Forrest Gittleson, Gustavo Doubek, Kai Sun, Jan Schroers,  André D. Taylor,2013, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38, 11248-11255.

24, Polymer Coating of Vanadium Oxide Nanowires to Improve Cathodic Capacity in Lithium Batteries. Forrest S. Gittleson, Jonathan Hwang, Ryan C. Sekol, André D. Taylor, 2013, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 1 (27), 7979-7984.

23, A Stratified-Rod-Network Model of Electrical Conductance in Ultrathin Polymer–Carbon-Nanotube Multilayers. Mauricio Zurita-Gotor, Forrest S. Gittleson, André D. Taylor, Jerzy Blawzdziewicz, 2013Physical Review B, 87 (19), 195449.

22, Polymer bulk heterojunction solar cells employing Forster resonance energy transfer. Jing-Shun Huang, Tenghooi Goh, Xiaokai Li, Matthew Y. Sfeir, Elizabeth A. Bielinski, Stephanie Tomasulo, Minjoo L. Lee, Nilay Hazari and André D. Taylor, 2013Nature Photonics, 7, 479-485.

21, Silver palladium core–shell electrocatalyst supported on MWNTs for ORR in alkaline media. Ryan C. Sekol , Xiaokai Li , Peter Cohen , Gustavo Doubek , Marcelo Carmo, , André D. Taylor, 2013Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 138, 285-293.

20, Tunable Hierarchical Metallic-Glass Nanostructures Sundeep Mukherjee, Ryan C. Sekol, Marcelo Carmo, Eric I. Altman, André D. Taylor, Jan Schroers, 2013Advanced Functional Materials, 23, 2708-2713.

19, Development and electrochemical studies of membrane electrode assemblies for polymer electrolyte alkaline fuel cells using FAA membrane and ionomer. Marcelo Carmo, Gustavo Doubek, Ryan C. Sekol , Marcelo Linardi, André D. Taylor, 2013Journal of Power Sources, 230, 169-175.

18, Improved Efficiency of Smooth and Aligned Single Walled Carbon Nanotube/Silicon Hybrid Solar Cells. Xiaokai Li, Yeonwoong Jung, Kelsey Sakimoto, Teng-Hooi Goh, Mark Reed and André Taylor, 2013, Energy & Environmental Science, 6 (3), 879 – 887.

17, Record High Efficiency Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube/Silicon p–n Junction Solar Cells. Yeonwoong Jung*, Xiaokai Li*, Nitin K. Rajan , André D. Taylor, and Mark A. Reed, 2013Nano Letters, 13, 95-99. (*Jung, Y. and *Li, X equally contributed to this work).

16, Bulk Metallic Glass Micro Fuel Cell. Ryan C. Sekol, Golden Kumar, Marcelo Carmo, Forrest Gittleson, Nathan Hardesty-Dyck, Sundeep Mukherjee, Jan Schroers, André D. Taylor, 2013Small, 9 (12), 2081-2085.

15, Improving the Assembly Speed, Quality, and Tunability of Thin Conductive Multilayers. Gittleson, F.; Kohn D.J.; Li X.; Taylor A.D. 2012ACS Nano, 6, 3703–3711.

14, Palladium Nanostructures from Multi-component Metallic Glass. Mukherjee, S.; Carmo, M.; Kumar, G.; Sekol, R.C.; Taylor, A.D.; Schroers, J. 2012Electrochimica Acta, 74, 145-150.

13, High Performance Carbon Nanotube/Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells. Xiaokai Li, Yeonwoong Jung, Yong Sun, Mark A. Reed and André D. Taylor, A Solid State Sensor, Actuator and Microsystems Workshop2012.

12, Scalable Fabrication of Multifunctional Freestanding Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Composite Thin Films for Energy Conversion. Li, X.; Gittleson, F.; Carmo, M.; Sekol, R.C.;  Taylor, A.D. 2012ACS Nano, 6, 1347-1356.

11, Directed Self-Assembly of Hybrid Oxide/Polymer Core/Shell Nanowires with Transport Optimized Morphology for Photovoltaics. Zhang, S.; Pelligra, C.I.; Keskar, G.; Jiang, J.; Majewski, P.W.; Taylor, A.D.; Ismail-Beigi, S.; Pfefferle, L.D.; Osuji, C.O. 2012Advanced Materials, 24, 82-87.

10, Bulk Metallic Glass Nanowire Architecture for Electrochemical Applications. Carmo, M.; Sekol, R.C.; Ding, S.; Kumar, G.; Schroers, J.; Taylor, A.D. 2011ACS Nano, 5, 2979-2983.

9, Bulk Metallic Glass Nanowires for Use in Direct Alcohol Fuel Cell. Carmo, M.; Ding, S.; Kumar, G.; Sun, K.; Schroers, J.; Taylor, A.D. A Solid State Sensor, Actuator and Microsystems Workshop2010.

8, Organic Photodetector Arrays with Indium Tin Oxide Electrodes Patterned Using Directly Transferred Metal Masks Xu, X.; Mihnev, M.; Taylor, A.D.; Forrest, S.R. 2009Applied Physics Letters, 94, 043313.

7, Hydrogen Production and Performance of Nickel Based Catalysts Synthesized using Supercritical Fluids for the Gasification of Biomass. Taylor, A.D.; DiLeo, G.J.; Sun, K. 2009Applied Catalysis B: Enviromental, 93, 126-133.

6, Fuel Cell Membrane Electrode Assemblies Created by Layer-By- Layer Electrostatic Self Assembly Techniques. Taylor, A.D.; Michel, M.; Sekol, R.; Kotov, N.; Thompson, L.T. 2008Advanced Functional Materials, 18, 1-7.

5, Fuel Cell Performance and Characterization of 1-D Carbon Supported Pt Nanocomposites Synthesized in Supercritical Fluids. Taylor, A.D.; Sekol, R.; Kizuka, J.; Comisar, C. 2008Journal of Catalysis, 259, 5-16.

4, High Performance, Nanostructured Membrane Electrode Assemblies for Fuel Cells Made by LBL of Carbon Nanocolloids. Michel, M.; Taylor, A.D.; Sekol, R.; Kotov, N.; Thompson, L.T. 2007Advanced Materials, 19, 3859-3864.

3, Nanoimprinted Electrodes for Micro Fuel Cell Applications. Taylor, A.D.; Lucas, B.D.; Guo, L.J.; Thompson, L.T. 2007Journal of Power Sources, 171, 218-223.

2, Inkjet Printing of Carbon Supported Platinum 3-D Catalyst Layers for use in Fuel Cells. Taylor, A.D.; Kim, E.; Humes, V.P.; Kizuka, J.; Thompson, L.T. 2007Journal of Power Sources, 171, 101-106.

1, Integrated Micro Fuel Cell Power Supply. Taylor, A.D.; Thompson, L.T. A Solid State Sensor, Actuator and Microsystems Workshop2004.