David Taylor

Background

My research focuses on urban water distribution infrastructure, and specifically how this infrastructure behaves in Mega Cities in the Global South. Projects include new ways of understanding, sensing, managing, and modelling water networks, especially networks that turn on and off frequently. Such intermittent water systems affect one billion people!

Additional projects invent new mechanisms and new sensors that change the efficacy of water and sanitation globally.

Professor David Taylor completed his Ph.D. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at M.I.T., is an alumnus of Engineering Science (Energy Option) at U of T. Additionally, David has worked for Engineers Without Borders in Ghana and for HydraTek in Toronto.

Research Interests

Water Distribution Networks

Intermittent Water Networks

Global Engineering

Water and Sanitation in Emerging Markets

Infrastructure and Asset Management

Product Design

Presentations & Projects

Teaching

Course CodeTitle & DescriptionSessionDay(s)Start TimeEndSection
CIV340HWinter 2019Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.

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When Shane Arnold (CivMin MEng) saw that U of T Engineering was offering travel grants to attend the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Fall Region 1 Conference (FRC) in Danvers, Mass., he got a second chance to connect to an organization he’s always admired. “I didn’t realize until my final year of undergrad at McMaster that they had… Read more »

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Contact

David Taylor
Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering
University of Toronto
55 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5S 1A4

 

Office: MY787

Tel: 416-946-4013

davidd.taylor@utoronto.ca