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Woehl, Taylor J.

Woehl, Taylor J.

Associate Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
Materials Science and Engineering
Chemistry and Biochemistry
1223B Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building


  • NRC Postdoctoral Scholar, NIST, 2014-2016
  • Assistant Scientist III, Ames Laboratory, 2013-2014
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2013
  • B.S., Ceramic Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2009



  • 2021 NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation
  • 2019 Doctoral New Investigator, Petroleum Research Fund
  • 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, electrokinetics, nanochemistry

  • Formation mechanisms, chemical kinetics, and thermodynamics of nanocrystal formation.
  • Directed assembly of colloids, nanoparticles, and proteins with electric fields and chemical reactions. 
  • Stability of biopharmaceuticals, new microscopy methods for detecting and quantifying sub-visible and sub-micron particles.
  • Protein aggregation and gelation.
  • New optical and electron microscopy tools for nanomaterials and high order protein strcuture characterization.

  • Thermodynamics II (CHBE 302): Fall 2016, 2017
  • Mass and Energy Balances (CHBE 101): Spring 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Colloid and Interface Science (CHBE470/ENCH648f): Fall 2019, 2020
  • Chemical Engineering Seminar (ENCH609): Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2021, Spring 2021
  • Chemical Processes in Beer Brewing (ENCH469): Fall 2023

  • 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.

Goldberg and Woehl Receive UMD Teaching & Learning Grant Awards

Awards support expanding active and experiential learning for students.

Taylor Woehl Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

Promotion will go into effect later this summer.

ChBE Professors Taylor Woehl and Chen Zhang Receive NSF CAREER Award

Woehl and Zhang join four other Clark School faculty members who received CAREERs earlier this year.

Chemical Engineering at Maryland On the Rise

2022 USNWR Graduate Rankings put ChemE at Maryland at #19.

Nanoscale Imaging Method Offers Insight into Alloyed Nanoparticle Synthesis

Woehl research group visualizes how organic ligands contribute to bimetallic nanoparticle synthesis.

Woehl Research Group Will Use $350K NSF Grant to Explore Colloidal Particle Behavior in Electric Fields and pH Gradients

Study will have numerous applications in the environmental and industrial fields.

ChBE Research Team Receives $600K NSF Grant

Akua Asa-Awuku and Taylor Woehl will study the interactions between organic vapor in the atmosphere and aerosols.

UMD Research Lab Receives ARO Grant to Investigate Reconfigurable Nanoparticle Assemblies

Woehl research group will investigate fundamental aspects of chemical reaction driven nanoparticle assembly processes.

Refocusing In-situ Electron Microscopy

ChBE Professor Taylor Woehl offers insight into more efficient microscopy technique.

Taylor Woehl Receives ACS Grant

Petroleum Research Fund will provide $110K over the next two years.

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.