Zachary Taylor Ph.D.

zachary taylor

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Bioengineering

310-983-3352

 Education

  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, UCLA, 2004
  • M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Santa Barbara, 2006
  • Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineerng, UC Santa Barbara, 2009
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Bioengineering, UCLA, 2011

Research Description

 

Zach Taylor received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from UCLA in 2004 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from UCSB in 2006 and 2009 respectively working with Professor Elliott Brown.  He was also a visiting researcher at VTT in 2008 under the supervision of Dr. Arttu Luukanen.

Dr. Taylor is currently an adjunct assistant professor in the Dept. of Bioengineering and the Dept. of Surgery at UCLA and the assistant director of research at the Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology (CASIT).

Dr. Taylor was successful in obtaining the first NIH R01 grant ever funded for THz research and the first NIH R21 funded for THz burn imaging and his projects are responsible for more than 10% of the total NIH funds ever awarded for THz medical research in the US. He is currently conducting imaging research work in collaboration with the departments of Electrical Engineering, Pathology, General surgery, and Ophthalmology at UCLA.  His research interests include biomedical optics, imaging system design, and novel contrast generation mechanisms.

 

Recent Papers

 

[1]        Z. D. Taylor, J. Garritano, S. Sung, N. Bajwa, D. B. Bennett, B. Nowroozi, P. Tewari, J. Sayre, J.-P. Hubschman, S. Deng, E. R. Brown, and W. S. Grundfest, “THz and mm-wave sensing of corneal tissue water content: in vivo sensing and imaging results,” Terahertz Science and Technology, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 5, pp. 216-230, 2014.

[2]        Z. D. Taylor, J. Garritano, S. Sung, N. Bajwa, D. B. Bennett, B. Nowroozi, P. Tewari, J. Sayre, J.-P. Hubschman, S. Deng, E. R. Brown, and W. S. Grundfest, “THz and mm-wave sensing of corneal tissue water content: electromagnetic modeling and analysis,” Terahertz Science and Technology, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 5, pp. 201-215, 2014.

[3]        P. Tewari, C. P. Kealey, D. B. Bennett, N. Bajwa, K. S. Barnett, R. S. Singh, M. O. Culjat, A. Stojadinovic, W. S. Grundfest, and Z. D. Taylor, “In vivo terahertz imaging of rat skin burns,” Journal of Biomedical Optics, vol. 17, pp. 040503-3, 2012.

[4]        D. Bennett, Z. D. Taylor, P. Tewari, S. Sung, A. Maccabi, R. Singh, M. Culjat, W. Grundfest, J.-P. Hubschman, and E. Brown, “Assessment of corneal hydration sensing in the terahertz band: in vivo results at 100 GHz,” Journal of Biomedical Optics, vol. 17, pp. 097008-1, 2012.

[5]        Z. D. Taylor, R. S. Singh, D. B. Bennett, P. Tewari, C. P. Kealey, N. Bajwa, M. O. Culjat, A. Stojadinovic, L. Hua, J. P. Hubschman, E. R. Brown, and W. S. Grundfest, “THz Medical Imaging: in vivo Hydration Sensing,” Terahertz Science and Technology, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 1, pp. 201-219, 2011.

[6]        D. B. Bennett, Z. D. Taylor, P. Tewari, R. S. Singh, M. O. Culjat, W. S. Grundfest, D. J. Sassoon, R. D. Johnson, J.-P. Hubschman, and E. R. Brown, “Terahertz sensing in corneal tissues,” Journal of Biomedical Optics, vol. 16, pp. 057003-057003, 2011.

[7]        J. Y. Suen, W. Li, Z. D. Taylor, and E. R. Brown, “Characterization and modeling of a terahertz photoconductive switch,” Applied Physics Letters, vol. 96, pp. 141103-141103-3, 2010.

[8]        D. B. Bennett, W. Li, Z. D. Taylor, W. S. Grundfest, and E. R. Brown, “Stratified Media Model for Terahertz Reflectometry of the Skin,” IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 11, pp. 1530-437X, 2010.

[9]        K. K. Williams, Z. D. Taylor, J. Y. Suen, H. Lu, R. S. Singh, A. C. Gossard, and E. R. Brown, “Toward a 1550 nm InGaAs photoconductive switch for terahertz generation,” Opt. Lett., vol. 34, pp. 3068-3070, 2009.

[10]      Z. D. Taylor, R. S. Singh, E. R. Brown, J. E. Bjarnason, M. P. Hanson, and A. C. Gossard, “Analysis of Pulsed THz Imaging Using Optical Character Recognition,” Sensors Journal, IEEE, vol. 9, pp. 3-8, 2009.

[11]      Z. D. Taylor, R. S. Singh, M. O. Culjat, J. Y. Suen, W. S. Grundfest, H. Lee, and E. R. Brown, “Reflective terahertz imaging of porcine skin burns,” Opt. Lett., vol. 33, pp. 1258-1260, 2008.

[12]      Z. D. Taylor, E. R. Brown, J. E. Bjarnason, M. P. Hanson, and A. C. Gossard, “Resonant-optical-cavity photoconductive switch with 0.5% conversion efficiency and 1.0W peak power,” Opt. Lett., vol. 31, pp. 1729-1731, 2006.