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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


  • 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



  • 2019 Doctoral New Investigator, ACS PRF 
  • 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, radiation chemistry. 

  • 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
  • Colloid and Interface Science (CHBE470/ENCH648f): Fall 2019, 2020
  • Chemical Engineering Seminar (ENCH609): Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2021, Spring 2021

  • 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.

Nanoscale Imaging Method Offers Insight into Alloyed Nanoparticle Synthesis

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

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.

Taylor Woehl Receives ACS Grant

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

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.

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

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

UMERC Awards Three New Wells Graduate Fellowships

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