Year Inducted / Awarded: 2020
Member Award: Academy of Distinguished Engineers
Dr. Kenneth Taylor earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1971, an M.S. and Ph.D. in Biological Engineering in 1974 and 1981, all from UConn. He also has a M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Connecticut.
After starting his career in the medical device industry, he spent 10 years at United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) working on a variety of projects ranging from automated gait analysis systems to non-destructive evaluation sensors.
After UTRC, he led the Technology Assessment Group at Pfizer Medical Devices and later joined Valleylab as VP, Research and Development. At Valleylab, he and his research team developed an RF-based vessel sealing system (Ligasure). The Ligasure system is used in a wide variety of medical procedures and can significantly reduce blood loss and procedure time.
He was also President, Colorado Operations, for Colorado MEDtech which provided custom design, development and manufacturing services, in-vitro diagnostics and therapeutic medical devices, medical software and MRI subsystems. He also served as the VP of Research and Development at Conmed Advanced Energy and was responsible for the development of a number of RF-based products.
During the course of his career he has taught medical imaging, biomedical instrumentation, and product development design at UConn, the Hartford Graduate Center and the University of Colorado (Boulder).
Currently he is President of Taylor Medical Technology and Consulting, an independent medical device product and technology development consulting business. Taylor is a life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a member of Sigma Xi and Tau Beta Pi.