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  • Taite, Lakeshia J.

    Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Academic General Faculty, Research Track


    Lakeshia Taite designs biomaterials to create cell-instructive microenvironments that encourage tissue growth or regeneration. By tuning the properties of synthetic polymers, naturally derived polymers and hybrid materials combining both, Professor Taite can engineer biofunctional materials...

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  • Taniuchi, Mami

    Courtesy Appointment in the Department of Engineering Systems and Environment, Associate Professor of Medicine: Infectious Diseases and International Health, Joint Appointment in Biomedical Engineering


    Dr. Taniuchi received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia. She works with Eric Houpt, MD, and William Petri, Jr., MD, in developing molecular diagnostic assays to detect enteric pathogens that cause diarrhea and malnutrition. Her focus is to develop assays on...

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  • Tao, Gang

    Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering


    For more than 30 years, Professor Gang Tao has worked in various areas of adaptive control theory and applications, with particular interests in adaptive control of systems with multiple inputs and multiple outputs, systems with nonsmooth nonlinearities, and systems with uncertain faults, in...

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  • Taylor, Phillip

    Assistant Professor, Starting fall 2024, Chemical Engineering


    Phillip A. Taylor is an incoming Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering starting Fall 2024. After obtaining a B.S.E. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016, he completed an M.S.E. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering...

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  • Thiele, Robert H.

    Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Biomedical Engineering


    Dr. Thiele is a Charlottesville native and an alumnus of both Charlottesville High School (1997) and the University of Virginia (Chemical Engineering, 2001). He attended medical school at Vanderbilt, completed his internship at Northwestern, his anesthesiology residency at UVA and his critical...

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  • Thornton, Kathryn C.

    Professor Emeritus


    Selected by NASA in May 1984, Thornton is a veteran of four space flights: STS-33 in 1989, STS-49 in 1992, STS-61 in 1993, and STS-73 in 1995. She has logged over 975 hours in space, including more than 21 hours of extravehicular activity (EVA).

    Thornton was a mission specialist on the...

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  • Tracy, Tommy, II, Ph.D.

    Research Scientist


    I'm a research scientist in the Computer Science department at UVa working with Professor Kevin Skadron. The focus of my research is Processing in Memory (PiM), Automata Processing, and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs).

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