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Shannon Taylor

I grew up in North Carolina and earned my bachelor’s degree in Archaeology and Materials from MIT with a minor in Spanish. While at MIT I became involved in research at the Center for Materials Research in Archaeology and Ethnology. I studied the mechanical properties and microstructures of Cu-Ag alloys as well as their significance to the ancient cultures of Western Mexico and the Andean region of South America. I also spent a summer working at the National University of Mexico (UNAM) using non-destructive techniques to study murals from 16th century Spanish churches. I enjoy cooking, playing the flute, origami, and eating delicious food.

For my PhD research I will be working with Prof. Dunand and Prof. Ramille Shah to develop a method for 3-D printing Ni-Mn-Ga fibers. Ni-Mn-Ga is of particular interest because it is a magnetic shape memory alloy and therefore has potential applications in energy and medicine.

Research

3D Printing of Ni-Mn-Ga Fibers

Education

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Contact

Phone: 847.467.5416
Fax:  
e-mail: sltaylor@u.northwestern.edu
Address: Materials Science & Eng
2220 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Select Honors

  1. 2011 NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Publications

  1. Arroyo, E.; Lara, A. C.; Espinosa, M,; Ruvalcaba, J. L.;  Zetina, S.; Hernández  E. and Taylor, S.  “The Influence of Glass in the Color of Red Lakes Layers in Oil Painting: A Case Study in a Pictorial Series Attributed to Murillo Located in Guadalajara, Mexico,” MRS Proceedings 2012, 1374, 61-72.
  2.  Riquelme, F.; Cuevas-García, M.; Alvarado-Ortega, J.; Taylor, S.; Ruvalcaba-Sil, J. L.; Linares-López, C.; Aguilar-Franco, M. and Yadeun-Angulo, J.  “New Insights into Ancient Maya Building Materials: Characterization of Mortar, Plaster, and Coquina Flagstones from Toniná,” MRS Proceedings 2012, 1374, 145-164.

 

April 21, 2017