Faculty

Koray Akdogan
Assistant Teaching Professor
Phone: 848-445-4513
Office: CCR-114
Interests Include: Graduate and undergraduate instruction, Chemical and solid state thermodynamics; In situ laboratory and synchrotron x-ray diffraction (Bragg-Brentano and EDXRD); Electric field and pressure assisted processing of inorganic and nonmetallic solids.
Glenn Amatucci
Glenn Amatucci
Professor, Director of Energy Storage Research Group
Phone: 848-932-0921
Office: 671 Route 1 South, North Brunswick, NJ
Philip Batson
Distinguished Research Professor
Phone: 848-445-8248
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.
Dunbar Birnie
Dunbar Birnie
Professor and Corning/S-G McLaren Chair
Phone: 848-445-5605
Office: CCR-129
Interests Include: All manners of renewable energy generation and storage -- and the materials innovations required to implement these technologies.
George Celler
Research Professor
Phone: 908-656-1104 ( Cell)
Office: Nanophysics Lab 207 and CCR 239
Interests Include: Electronic Materials
Manish Chhowalla
Professor, Associate Department Chair, and Interim Director of IAMDN
Phone: 848-445-5619
Office: CCR-103
Frederic Cosandey
Professor
Phone: 848-445-4952
Office: CCR-108
Laura Fabris
Associate Professor
Phone: 848-445-5606
Office: CCR-216
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.
Leonard Feldman
Leonard Feldman
Distinguished Professor, Vice President of Physical Sciences Partnerships
Phone: 848-445-4524
Office: NPL
Interests Include: Electronic materials, Surface & Interface Science; Thin Films, Epitaxy, Materials Science; Materials Modification & Analysis Using Ion Beams.
Stephen Garofalini
Distinguished Professor
Phone: 848-445-2216
Office: ENG A-217
Interests Include: Molecular dynamics simulations, glass surfaces, nanoconfined materials, water/glass interactions.
Ashutosh Goel
Assistant Professor
Phone: 848-445-4512
Office: CCR-212
Interests Include: Structure-Property relationships in glasses
Richard Haber
Professor and Director, Ceramic, Composite & Optical Materials Center
Phone: 848-445-4931
Office: Fiber Optics 201
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.
James Harrington
Distinguished Professor
Phone: 848-445-3932
Office: ENG A-137
Interests Include: General research interests in the field of fiber optics. Specifically, the development of specialty fiber optics for use in the delivery of laser power in surgical and industrial applications and for use as chemical and temperature fiber optic sensors.
Bernard Kear
Distinguished Professor, Director Center for Nanomaterials Research
Phone: 848-445-2245
Office: CCR-220
Lisa Klein
Distinguished Professor
Phone: 848-445-2096
Office: ENG A-225
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.
Richard Lehman
Professor, Department Chair, Director Rutgers Advanced Polymer Center
Phone: 848-445-2317 or 609-203-2501 (mobile)
Office: CCR-204
Interests Include: Oxide glasses, thermoplastic polymers, specialty ionomers. Processing, properties, green manufacturing. Sustainability.
Adrian Mann
Professor, Graduate Program Director
Phone: 848-445-8421
Office: CCR-227
Interests Include: Nanomechanics of materials, contact mechanics, mechanical properties of teeth and bones, structure-chemistry-property relationship for hard ceramics, nanomaterial synthesis.
John Matthewson
Professor
Phone: 848-445-5933
Office: ENG A-133
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.
Thomas Nosker
Assistant Research Professor
Phone: 848-445-3631
Office: CCR-141
Deirdre O'Carroll
Assistant Professor
Phone: 848-445-1496
Office: CCR-218
Interests Include: Light generating and light harvesting processes in organic polymer semiconductor materials and plasmonic nanostructures.
Richard Riman
Richard Riman
Distinguished Professor
Phone: 848-445-4946
Office: CCR-106
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).
Ahmad Safari
Distinguished Professor
Phone: 848-445-4367
Office: CCR-118
Thomas Tsakalakos
Distinguished Professor
Phone: 848-445-2888
Office: ENG A-100
John Wenzel
Distinguished Professor, Undergraduate Program Director
Phone: 848-445-5092
Office: CCR-231
Interests Include: Glass technology, glass packaging, optical glasses and fibers, sol-gel processing, and refractories.