Dr. Taylor holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from SUNY Oneonta and a PhD in fuel science from Penn State University. He joined UC’s College of Engineering and Applied Science in June of 2014 as research director, responsible for proposal writing and research program development and increasing external research funding to the college. He has worked closely with faculty and department heads, leading and coordinating proposal development, coaching and training faculty and staff in grantsmanship. He transitioned to his current position in the Office of Research in December of 2014.
Prior to joining UC, Dr. Taylor held various positions with the University of Dayton Research Institute, and for the last 15 years, served as Distinguished Research Scientist and Group Leader there, where he was center director for a five-year U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-directed study of municipal waste combustion of fluorinated materials. He also held leadership roles for the University of Dayton in the development of clean energy and water monitoring technology.
Dr. Taylor has authored or co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed journal publications and presented more than 200 technical presentations at national and international conferences. Over the past 25 years, he has served as principal investigator or co-principal investigator for over 30 government and commercial grants, contracts and subcontracts totaling more than $30M.