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Curtis R. Taylor
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University of Florida



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Dr. Curtis Taylor, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida. His research focuses on understanding and developing new technologies (mechanical, electronic, optical, or biological) that utilize the unique capabilities of nanostructured/nanoscale materials. He works in both the Machine Tool Research Center and the Nanoscience Institute for Medical and Engineering Technology at UF. Before joining Florida, he was an Assistant Professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia where he was Director of VCU’s NanoManufacturing (NanoMan) lab. He received his B.S. degree (1998) in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland, and his M.S. (2002) and Ph.D. (2005) in electrical engineering and physics from the University of Arkansas. Before coming to Arkansas in 2000, he worked for one year as a software development project manager at Capital One Financial Corporation in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Taylor has also held internship and research appointments at the Central Intelligence Agency, United Technologies Corporation, and the National Center for Electron Microscopy at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Dr. Taylor’s research interests include nanomanufacturing for the production of novel nanoelectronic and quantum devices, nanomechanical characterization of materials for development and improved reliability of nanodevices.

Professor Taylor uses his expertise, knowledge, and talents to serve the University and the larger community. He was nominated in 2007 for the Outstanding Teacher Award for the State of Virginia and strives to inspire and motivate students of all ages to pursue careers in science and technology. He is also a leader in his local church, recently serving as Sunday School teacher for the “College Students and Young Adults” class at Midlothian Baptist Church, Midlothian, VA, and now at North Central Baptist Church in Gainesville, FL.

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