Taylor Ware, PhD

CV Ware 8-29-2017

Postdoctoral Researchers


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.


Jimin Maeng, PhD

Jimin received his BS from Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, and MS from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, both in Electrical Engineering. He then came to the United States and obtained his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in 2014. From 2014 to 2015, he was with the Center for Implantable Devices at Purdue University as a postdoctoral researcher. Jimin then moved to the University of Texas at Dallas to continue his postdoctoral research. From 2016 to 2018, he worked at the Advanced Polymer Research Lab and the Neural Interfaces Lab. Jimin joined the Ware Research Group in May 2018. His research interests include bioelectronics, neural interfaces, implantable/wearable devices, energy storage devices, and smart materials.

Graduate Students 

jenny boothby

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

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 completed his undergraduate work from Austin College in Sherman with a major in Physics and minor in Mathematics. Cedric 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.


Mustafa Abdelrahman – Bioengineering PhD student

Mustafa was born and raised in Jackson, MS and graduated from Tougaloo College with a degree in physics and a minor in mathematics in 2016. After college, Mustafa worked for Crestron Electronics as a verification engineer. Currently, he is pursuing my Ph.D. in Bioengineering. Mustafa’s research interests include engineering biomaterials for implantable devices and developing stretchable electronics.

We also have a number of undergraduate researchers from a variety of majors at UTD.

In order from top left to bottom right. Rohit De – Biology, Revanth Vedula – Biomedical Engineering, Vyom Raval – Neuroscience, Jeremy Samuel -Biomedical Engineering, Hareem Moeen -Biomedical Engineering, Pravin Patel – Biomedical Engineering, Delia Appiah Mensah – Biomedical Engineering.

Lab Alumni:

Dr. Ruvini Kularatne – Former postdoc. Current Employer: Texas Instruments

Matthew Trisnadi – Graduated with his MS in Bioengineering in 2018.




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