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Woehl, Taylor J.

Assistant Professor
1223B Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building

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Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2013

Research Interests 

Nanomaterial assembly, nucleation, protein aggregation, in situ electron microscopy, plasmonics and tunable optical materials, active matter and collective behavior, (electro)catalyst degradation, radiation chemistry

Current Research Projects 

1.) In situ electron beam induced synthesis of electrocatalyst nanoparticles for operando electrochemistry inside a transmission electron microscope (TEM).

2.) Life-inspired assembly processes: dissipative assembly of colloids in electric fields and collective behavior of highly concentrated bacteria suspensions.

3.) Stability of monoclonal antibodies: directly observing transient antibody assemblies using liquid cell electron microscopy; development of advanced TEM techniques for imaging low contrast biomolecules.

4.) In vitro aggregation mechanisms of pathogenic proteins such prions and amyloids using light scattering and liquid cell electron microscopy.

Honors and Awards 

  • 2017 Ralph E. Power Junior Faculty Enhancement Award
  • 2014 NRC Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2014 NIST MML Accolade award for service
  • ​2013 Zuhair Munir award for best dissertation in the College of Engineering, University of California, Davis