Taylor D. Sparks portrait
  • Director of Materials Characterization Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Current Courses

Fall 2020

  • MET E 7800-001
    Graduate Seminar
    Location: WEB 1250 (WEB 1250)
  • MSE 2010-001
    Intro To MSE
  • MSE 2010-002
    Intro To MSE
    Location: TBA (TBA)
  • MSE 2010-003
    Intro To MSE
    Location: TBA (TBA)
  • MSE 2010-004
    Intro To MSE
    Location: MCE RM TBA (MCE RM TBA)
  • MSE 2160-001
    Elements Of MSE
  • MSE 2165-002
    Intro to MSE Lab
    Location: TBA (TBA)
  • MSE 2165-003
    Intro to MSE Lab
    Location: TBA (TBA)
  • MSE 2165-004
    Intro to MSE Lab
    Location: MCE RM TBA (MCE RM TBA)
  • MSE 2170-001
    Elements of MSE
  • MSE 6590-007
    Special Projects
  • MSE 7800-001
    Graduate Seminar I
    Location: WEB 1250 (WEB 1250)

Spring 2020

Entrepreneurial Experience

  • Electrochrome LLC. 02/01/2016 - present. Employees: 4.
  • Utah Materials Research. 08/01/2015 - present. Employees: 5.

Professional Organizations

  • American Ceramic Society. 04/09/2014 - present. Position : Member.
  • The Minerals Metals and Materials Society . 04/09/2014 - present. Position : Member.
  • International Thermoelectric Society. 09/09/2009 - present. Position : Member.

Small Group Teaching

  • "How to create an effective scientific research poster" Office of Undergraduate Research Seminar Series.  11/26/2019  -  present
  • "How to effectively communicate science" University of Utah ACCESS Program.  03/15/2019  -  present
  • "Machine Learning Boot Camp" University of California, Santa Barbara, Materials Research Laboratory.  02/07/2019  -  02/08/2019
  • "How to create an effective scientific research poster" Office of Undergraduate Research Seminar Series.  01/17/2018  -  01/17/2018

Current Students

  • Leila Ghadbeigi, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Project Type: Dissertation. Role: Chair.
  • Colton Fox, Master of Science (M.S.), Project Type: Thesis. Role: Chair.