Ahn, Taeyong (Ted)


B.S.E. 2015

Purdue University

PhD 2020 in Macromolecular Science and Engineering

University of Michigan

About this team member

Ted hails from South Korea.  He received his B.S.E in Materials Engineering from Purdue University in 2013 while performing research with Dr. Lia Stanciu on improving biocompatibility of titanium implant. Ted is a big sports fan and follows the LA Lakers, Boston Red Sox, and the Purdue and Michigan football and basketball teams.  His PhD research focused on the structure of Type I collagen in bone and the relation to disease and mechanical tissue failure.

Ted was also active in polymer education, teaching in the Detroit metro area schools, and recently published in the Journal of Chemical Education and article entitled “Augmenting Primary and Secondary Education with Polymer Science and Engineering”  (JCE 2017)

He is currently a post-doctoral associate at the University of Indiana.


  • Hierarchical Nature of Nanoscale Porosity in Bone Revealed by Positron Annihilation Lifetime Spectroscopy ACS Nano 2021 15 4321-4334
  • An Anterior Cruciate Ligament Failure Mechanism American Journal of Sports Medicine 2019 47 2067-2076
  • The Relationship of Collagen Structural and Compositional Heterogeneity to Tissue Mechanical Properties: A Chemical Perspective ACS Nano 2017 11 10665-10671