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

Current Courses

Spring 2022

  • MET E 7800-001
    Graduate Seminar
    Location: FASB 295 (FASB 295)
  • MET E 7910-020
    Selected Topics
    Location: WEB 1230 (WEB 1230)
  • MSE 2001-001
    Programming for MSE
    Location: WEB L110 (WEB L110)
  • MSE 5050-008
    Special Topics
    Location: WEB 1230 (WEB 1230)
  • MSE 5510-001
    Materials Innovation
  • MSE 6590-007
    Special Projects
  • MSE 6610-001
    Materials Innovation
  • MSE 7050-002
    Special Topics
    Location: WEB 1230 (WEB 1230)
  • MSE 7800-001
    Graduate Seminar I
  • MSE 7801-001
    Graduate Seminar II
    Location: FASB 295 (FASB 295)

Fall 2021

Entrepreneurial Experience

  • Materialism Podcast LLC. 01/01/2019 - present. Employees: 4.
  • 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.
  • Materials Research Society. 07/01/2013 - 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