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Joshua Taillon

Hi, I'm Joshua Taillon, PhD student at the University of Maryland College Park.

Joshua Taillon is a Materials Science and Engineering graduate student pursuing a PhD at the University of Maryland College Park, supported by a Dean's Fellowship. He specializes in characterization of materials using transmission electron microscopy and electron energy-loss spectroscopy. Currently, Josh is researching transition layers in SiC MOSFET devices and ZnO nanostructure hybrid photovoltaics. As an undergraduate at Cornell University, he won awards for the best Materials Science Senior Research Thesis and Poster competition. After graduation, Josh plans to enter alternative energy industry upon graduation in research and development.

Joshua Taillon's Background

Joshua Taillon's Experience

Graduate Student at University of Maryland

June 2011

PhD Student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Teaching Consultant at Cornell University

August 2008 - May 2011

Teaching consultant for Introduction to Computing Using Java Collaborated with teaching assistant in weekly laboratory sections with thirty students Graded weekly assignments for twenty students Held weekly office hours to assist students on assignments and answer programming questions Graded examinations and administered quizzes to students during office hours

Industrial Engineering Co-op at Amphenol PCD

August 2009 - August 2010

Helped bring new product lines to market Supervised and managed workers during initial quantity productions Verified, tested, and improved existing designs to meet custom customer specifications Designed 3D models and drafted 2D engineering drawings for both new and existing products Worked with the Marketing and Sales Manager to serve as an engineering representative for customer inquiries during personal meetings and conference calls

Student Research Assistant at Cornell University, Survey Research Institute

August 2007 - May 2008

Conducted phone survey research with random respondents from across the country Developed strong oral communication skills

Joshua Taillon's Education

University of Maryland College Park

2011 – 2016

Doctor of Philosophy

Concentration: Materials Science and Engineering

Cornell University

2007 – 2011

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Concentration: Materials Science and Engineering; Applied Economics and Management (Minor)

Activities: Cornell Materials Society, Absolute A Cappella, Intramural sports

Phillips Exeter Academy

2003 – 2007

Classical Diploma

Activities: WPEA Student Radio, Student Council, Varsity football

Joshua Taillon's Interests & Activities

Nanotechnology, alternative energy, linux, open-source software, marathons, frisbee, cooking, and golf

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