Dr. Taylor Ware
Mohand Saed, PhD
Mohand Saed is a postdoctoral associate at the University of Texas at Dallas. He obtained his BS in chemical engineering from University of Gezira, Sudan in 2008. Prior to joining UT Dallas, he attended University of Colorado Denver where he obtained his MS and PhD degree in Mechanical engineering in December 2014 and May 2017, respectively. His research focuses on stimuli-responsive polymers such as liquid crystalline elastomers (LCEs), foams, LC hydrogels, and shape memory polymers.
Jenny Boothby – Bioengineering PhD Student
Jenny Boothby is a Bioengineering PhD student from Bradenton, FL. She got out of Georgia Tech in December 2014 sporting a Bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Biology. When she isn’t coming up with brilliant ideas in lab, she enjoys eating Chipotle and playing volleyball. Jenny joined the lab in Fall 2015.
Hyun Kim – Bioengineering PhD Student
Hyun joined the Ware Group in the Fall of 2015 as a PhD student of Bioengineering. He received his BS in Biological Engineering and MS in Chemical Engineering from Inha University of South Korea. After his BS, he worked at SK Chemicals Corporation as a engineer in the field of pharmaceutical materials. His MS research was focused on stretchable conducting materials with polymeric composites. His current research interests lie in the area of aligned heterogeneous liquid crystalline polymeric nano and micro composites.
Cedric Ambulo – Bioengineering PhD Student
Cedric is a Bioengineering PhD student at UT Dallas, who hails from Cedar Hill, Texas. He has completed his undergraduate work from Austin College in Sherman with a major in Physics and minor in Mathematics. Has since joined the lab in the Fall of 2016 to pursue research in the Bioengineering field, specifically biomaterials and their applications.
Laura K. Rivera Tarazona – Bioengineering PhD student
Laura joined the Ware group in the Fall of 2017 as a Bioengineering PhD student. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Universidad de los Andes, Colombia in 2016. Her current research project focuses on engineering living materials for biomedical applications.
Kwan Woo Park– Bioengineering PhD student
Kwan Woo Park joined Dr. Ware’s lab in 2017 as a Bioengineering PhD student after working at a flexible display start-up. He received both his BS (2015) and MS (2016) in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas. His research focus is on developing polymer substrates for stretchable electronics. Outside of the lab, he enjoys reading non-fiction, running, and listening to podcasts.
Matthew Trisnadi- Bioengineering M.S. Student
Matthew was raised in Austin, TX and joined the Ware Group in the Spring of 2017. He completed his undergraduate in Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. His research focuses on using stimuli responsive materials for device design.
We also have a number of undergraduate researchers from a variety of majors at UTD.
In order: Cameron Lee, Sarvesh Ramachandran, Julia Burroughs, Pavan Duddupudi, and Avni Shah
Dr. Ruvini Kularatne – Former postdoc. Current Employer: Texas Instruments