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Woehl, Taylor J.

Woehl, Taylor J.

Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
Materials Science and Engineering
1223B Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2013
  • B.S., Ceramic Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2009



  • 2017 Ralph E. Powe Jr. Faculty Award, ORAU
  • 2016 Research and Scholarship Award (RASA), University of Maryland
  • 2014 NRC Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2014 NIST MML Accolade award for service
  • 2013 Zuhair Munir award for best dissertation in the College of Engineering, University of California, Davis 



Nanomaterial assembly, nucleation, protein aggregation, in situ electron microscopy, plasmonics and tunable optical materials, electrokinetics, active matter and collective behavior, radiation chemistry. 

  • Formation mechanisms, chemical kinetics, and thermodynamics of nanocrystal formation.
  • Directed assembly of colloids, nanoparticles, and proteins in electric fields. Electrohydrodynamic fluid flows for low sheer removal of protein aggregates from biopharmaceuticals.
  • Stability of biopharmaceuticals, new microscopy methods for detecting and quantifying sub-visible and sub-micron particles.
  • Mesoscale aggregation and phase separation in highly concentrated protein and nanocrystal suspensions.
  • New optical and electron microscopy tools for nanomaterials and protein aggregate characterization.

  • Thermodynamics II (CHBE 302): Fall 2016, 2017
  • Mass and Energy Balances (CHBE 101): Spring 2018, 2019
  • Engineering of Colloidal Nanoparticle Systems (TBD): Fall 2019

  • M. Wang, C. Park, T.J. Woehl, "Quantifying the Nucleation and Growth Kinetics of Electron Beam Nanochemistry with Liquid Cell Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy." Chemistry of Materials 30, 2018, 7727-7736.
  • J. Zhang, Z. Lu, W. Wu, D. T. Tran, W. Shang, H. Chen, Y. Lei, Z. Lie, M. Wang, T.J. Woehl, D. Liu, "Mesopore differences between pillared lamellar MFI and MWW zeolites probed by atomic layer deposition of titania and consequences on photocatalysis" Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 276, 2018, 260-269.
  • A. Ferrick, M. Wang, T.J. Woehl, "Direct Visualization of Planar Assembly of Plasmonic Nanoparticles Adjacent to Electrodes in Oscillatory Electric Fields," Langmuir 34, 2018, 6237-6248.
  • T.J. Woehl and P. Abellan, "Defining the Radiation Chemistry during Liquid Cell Electron Microscopy to Enable Visualization of Nanoparticle Growth and Degradation Dynamics," Journal of Microscopy 265, 2017, 135-147.

Mapping Nucleation Kinetics with Nanometer Resolution

Towards a more realistic picture of how crystal nucleation occurs at a solid-liquid interface.

Research Team Uses Dark Field Optical Microscopy to 'See' Nanoparticles

Method utilized to develop physics model for how NPs behave in electric fields under various conditions.

ChBE Undergrad Adam Ferrick Receives ASPIRE Award

Ferrick will be recognized at the Clark School Honors and Awards Ceremony on April 11.

UMD’s Woehl Research Group Wins Grant to Explore Stability of Nanocomposites

Study will be in Collaboration with Baltimore-Based Pixelligent Technologies.

'Building Together' Student Profile: Nina Uchida

Uchinda is on track to complete her B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering next spring.

Taylor Woehl Receives ORAU Powe Junior Faculty Award

This award provides seed money for research and professional growth of young faculty, resulting in new funding opportunities.

UMERC Awards Three New Wells Graduate Fellowships

The Wells fellowship supports new research in sustainable energy generation and/or storage.

ChBE Hosting Workshop at 2017 Microscopy & Microanalysis Meeting

Dr. Taylor Woehl to co-host Understanding Radiation Beam-Damage during Cryo-, ETEM, Gas- and Liquid-Cell Electron Microscopy.