E. Koray Akdoğan
Associate Teaching Professor & Undergraduate Program Director
Interests Include: Chemical and solid-state thermodynamics; In Situ synchrotron x-ray diffraction; Electric field & pressure assisted materials processing; Mechanical, thermal & electric properties
Professor & Director of Energy Storage Research Group
Office: 671 Route 1 South, North Brunswick, NJ
Distinguished Research Professor
Office: Nanophysics Lab 205/ CCR-210
Interests Include: Spatially resolved Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS) using the Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope (STEM), including the design and fabrication of a high resolution electron spectrometer for use with the STEM.
Professor & Corning/Saint Gobain/Malcolm G. McLaren Chair
Interests Include: All manners of renewable energy generation and storage -- and the materials innovations required to implement these technologies.
Interests Include: Synthesis and Characterization of Plasmonic nanoparticles and their use in surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)-based sensing and cell imaging and in those applications that require near field enhancement effects.
Office: ENG A-217
Interests Include: Molecular dynamics simulations, glass surfaces, nanoconfined materials, water/glass interactions.
Interests Include: Structure-Property relationships in glasses
Professor & Director, Ceramic, Composite & Optical Materials Center
Interests Include: Relationships among powder characteristics & processing parameters, microstructural develop & properties of ceramic materials, non-destructive evaluation of materials, armor ceramics, sintering of nanoscaled materials, colloidal & mineral processing.
Distinguished Professor & Department Chair
Interests Include: Synthesis and processing of ceramics and glasses using the sol-gel process. Emphasis on processing the conditions for forming gels for optical applications, porous membranes, electrochemical devices, such as fuel cells, smart windows and hermetic seals.
Professor & Director, Rutgers Advanced Polymer Center
Phone: 848-445-2317 or 609-203-2501 (mobile)
Interests Include: Oxide glasses and the glass transition, thermoplastic polymers, inorganic thermoplastic ionomers prepared using ionic liquids. Polymers and composites for aviation and aerospace.
Adrian B. Mann
Professor & Graduate Program Director
Office: CCR-227 (grad office) / CCR-214 (own office)
Interests Include: Nanomechanics of materials, contact mechanics, structure-chemistry-property relationship for hard ceramics, nanomaterial synthesis, mechanical properties of teeth and bones.
Interests Include: Mechanical properties, reliability and fatigue, particularly of glass and optical fibers. Fractography and failure analysis of glasses. Computational modeling of processing and material behavior, including finite element methods.
Interests Include: Light generating and light harvesting processes in organic polymer semiconductor materials and plasmonic nanostructures.
Interests Include: Processing (low temperature hydrothermal methods, dispersion, particulate mixed-ness, and solution crystallization of ceramics) and functional materials (structural ceramics, electro-ceramics, optics, and biomaterials).
Interests Include: Structural-property relationship in ferroelectric and piezoelectric materials, Pb-Free piezoelectric ceramics and composites for transducers, and energy harvesting/storage applications, ferroelectric and piezoelectric thin films, and 3-D printing.
Interests Include: Mechanical behaviors of materials, esp. metals and composites; Multiscale modeling, incl. atomistic, mesoscale, and continuum methods; Micromechanics of deformation, dislocation-mediated plasticity, and brittle/ductile fracture.
Office: ENG A-133