Director of the Materials Science Institute and Professor of Physics, University of Oregon

Richard Taylor is an expert in chaos theory, fractals, and the relationship between art and science. At the University of Oregon, he is a professor of physics, psychology and art, and the director of the Materials Science Institute. Richard’s research focuses on "bioinspiration" in which artificial systems benefit from using nature's patterns (fractals and chaos). His two biggest projects are 1) using bio-inspired retinal implants to restore vision to victims of retinal diseases and 2) using bio-inspired fractal images to reduce people's stress levels. He also uses computer analysis to study and authenticate art works. Richard is considered the leading expert on the artist Jackson Pollock.

Experience

  • –present
    Director of the Materials Science Institute and Professor of Physics, University of Oregon