Dr. 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.
- NSF Graduate Research Fellow (2011)
- Taylor, S. L., Jakus, A. E., Koube, K. D., Ibeh, A. J., Geisendorfer, N. R., Shah, R. N., & Dunand, D. C. (2018). Sintering of micro-trusses created by extrusion-3D-printing of lunar regolith inks. Acta Astronautica, 143, 1-8.
- Taylor, S. L., Shah, R. N., & Dunand, D. C. (2018). Ni-Mn-Ga micro-trusses via sintering of 3D-printed inks containing elemental powders. Acta Materialia, 143, 20-29.
- Taylor, S. L., Jakus, A. E., Shah, R. N., & Dunand, D. C. (2016). Iron and Nickel Cellular Structures by Sintering of 3D-Printed Oxide or Metallic Particle Inks. Advanced Engineering Materials.
- Jakus, A. E., Taylor, S. L., Geisendorfer, N. R., Dunand, D. C., & Shah, R. N. (2015). Metallic Architectures from 3D-Printed Powder-Based Liquid Inks. Advanced Functional Materials, 25(45), 6985-6995. doi:10.1002/adfm.201503921
- 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.
- 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.