André D. Taylor

André D. Taylor

Associate Professor, Transformative Materials and Devices Group, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, 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. 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.