David Taylor holds the position of Professor of Materials Engineering at Trinity College. His field of expertise is Biomedical Engineering: the application of scientific principles to the study of the human body.
His research work aims to understand how Nature has evolved materials for structural purposes and to learn from Nature in the development of new engineering solutions.
His research interests include failure analysis of engineering materials and components. Component design and materials selection. Forensic engineering. Bioengineering, especially the strength and fracture of medical devices, bone and other body tissues.