Group members

Prof. Taylor D. Sparks

Associate Professor
Materials Science & Engineering Department
office: CME 314, phone: 801.581.8632
email: sparks@eng.utah.edu
CV, publications

PhD Students

Jason Hall
office: Layton 209
research area: machine learning of solid rocket fuel composites.
PhD Sponsored by Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems
Hasan Sayeed
office: Layton 215
research area: large language models for materials
Ramsey Issa
office: Layton 215
research area: dental materials informatics. Sponsored by Ultradent Products LLC
Trupti Mohanty
office: Layton 215
research area: generative materials informatics
Ethan Cutler
office: Layton 215
research area: materials informatics for batteries
Kinston Ack├Âlf
office: Layton 215
research area: materials informatics. Sponsored by Micron
Andrew Falkowski
office: Layton 215
research area: materials informatics. Sponsored by ES3
Byron Millet
office: Layton 215
research area: materials informatics. Sponsored by HiFunda LLC

Ms Students

Wade Smallwood
office: HEDCO 215
research area: Co-alloy design for medical devices. Sponsored by Ortho Developmen
Carter Salbego
office: HEDCO 215
research area: materials informatics for ceramic processing

Beth Winterholler
research topic: progestorone biosensors

undergraduate Interns and visitors

Audri Dara
research topic: high reflectivity/ emissivity paint. Sponsored by Pirta Ltd.

Ashwin Mhadeshwar
research topic: materials informatics MAX phases

Stanley Wessman
research topic: materials informatics

Former group members and alumni

Postdocs

Dr. Jeff Bates University of Utah, Materials Science and Engineering Department
Dr. Kyu Bum Han Senior Scientist, Hifunda LLC
Dr. Wu Wenjuan Chengdu University of Information Technology, Assistant Professor of Physics
Dr. Maged Bekheet Technical University of Berlin, Group Leader
Dr. Shadi Al Khateeb Al Balqa University of Technology, Assistant Professor
Dr. Amit Vashist Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), Mohali, Junior Faculty Fellowship

Graduate students

Garrett Meeks MS 2017, Williams International
Nasikul Islam Haliburton
Christian Robert MS 2018, TA Instruments Inc
Colton Fox MS 2018, US Synthetic
Leila Ghadbeigi PhD 2018, Intel
Ashley Kennedy MS 2019, Holland & Hart LLP
Logan Kiefer MS 2019, Edwards Lifesciences
Alexander Szendrei PhD 2019, TA Instruments Inc
Danielle Beatty MS 2020, PhD student at UC Boulder
Amber Barron MS 2020, Procter & Gamble
Jason Nance MS 2020, Utah Department of Transportation
Conrad Clemente MS 2020, Photronics
Jake Graser PhD 2020, Northrop Grumman
Steven Ka'ai Kauwe PhD 2021, Citrine Informatics
Clark Nielson MS 2021, PhD student at University of Utah
Konrad Serbinowski MS 2021, Clean Resources
Marcus Parry PhD 2022, Zap Energy
Isaac Krieger MS 2022, L3Harris Technologies
Mitch Child MS 2022, Specialized Bicycles
Andrew Falkowski MS 2022, Ultrasafe Nuclear Corporation
Pooya Elahi PhD 2022, postdoc in Surgery Dept University of Utah
Husain Alnaser PhD 2022
Faris Kahn MS 2023, TA Instruments Inc
Sterling Baird PhD 2023, Acceleration Consortium, University of Toronto
Travis Allen MS 2023, PhD student at University of Utah
Mark Halling MS 2023, Boecore
Jackson Hendry MS 2023, SINTX
Hayden Johnson MS 2023, L3Harris Technologies

interns & Visitors (and their home institutions)

Marianne Liu West High School
Jude Horsley University of Utah
Ashley Henderson University of Utah
Lee Larson UT Dallas
Colton Seegmiller Utah Valley University
Michael Alverson University of Utah
B.D. Hauth University of Utah
Tran Diep Brigham Young University
Rachel Pereira Wellesley University
Pramit Chalise University of Utah
Caleb Bost University of Utah
Ryan Murdock University of Utah
Kayla Mumford University of Utah
Anthony Y.T. Wang Technische Universitat Berlin
Brennan Theler University of Utah
Elise Buki University of Utah
Shane Tory University of Utah
Suzanne Petryk Cornell University
Ali Dibble University of Utah
Rishabh Sahani Jaypee University, India
Benjamin Gilmore University of Utah
Katie Sautter Pennsylvania State University
Zixiao Liu University of Utah
Patrick Nichols University of Utah
Carl Luft University of Utah
Max Gallant University of Utah
Kyle Roberts University of Utah
Nic Flinner University of Utah
Alexandre Stella Sao Paulo University,Brazil
Pablo Moreno San Jose State University
Debora Costa Martins Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Thiago Trindade Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys, Brazil
Laercio Martins Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Brandon Day University of Utah
Kristina Lundgren University of Utah
Matthew Judge University of Utah
Mikal Hanna University of Utah
Ian Robinson University of Utah
Emily Timmins University of Utah