Thomas Tsakalakos

Distinguished Professor

Materials Science and Engineering

Phone:848-445-2888
Fax:732-445-2888
Email:tsakalak@rutgers.edu
Office:ENG A-100
Office Hours: By appointment
Website: Nanomaterials

Research Area/Interests:
Nanostructured films and Coatings, processing of nanoparticles and advanced characterization methods such as Light Source Synchrotron including studies of nanostructures as well as Magnetic Nanostructures.  Recent work:  3D internal stresses determination by synchrotron probe at the nanoscale level has been recognized by Defense University Research Initiative on Nanotechnology as innovative approach to the new field of nanomechanics. Earlier research: Nanotechnology for Magnetic storage, biomedical and catalysis applications.  Other Research: Nanostructured Materials, Thin film technology, magneto-optical and ferro-electric devices and Mechanical Performance; Elastic properties of layered films; Mechanical Properties of Alloys with emphasis on fracture, fatigue and corrosion.

Interests Include: Sintering of Engineering Materials; in-situ and Operando Synchrotron Probe of Commercial Batteries and other Novel Engineered Materials; Armory Applications; Electric Field and Pressure Assisted Processing of Inorganic and Nonmetallic Solids; Synchrotron Strain and Phase Mapping of Nuclear Materials; Field Testing of Infrastructure Materials; NanoBiotechnology; Thermal Spray Technology of Nano Coatings and Films; Strain and Phase Mapping by Light Source Synchrotron Radiation; Residual Stress Measurements by EDXRD;  Micromechanics and Phase Field Modeling; Mechanical Behavior of Nanocomposites.

Selected Publications

  • E. K. Akdo an, I. avkl y ld z, B. Berke, Z. Zhong, L. Wang, M. Vaughan, T. Tsakalakos , "High-pressure phase transformations in MgO-Y2O3 nanocomposites," Applied Physics Letters, 99, 141915 (2011).
  • J. Rijssenbeek,Y. Gaoa, Z. Zhong, M. Croftc, N. Jisrawi, A. Ignatov and T. Tsakalakos, “In situ X-ray diffraction of prototype sodium metal halide cells: Time and space electrochemical profiling ”, Journal of Power Sources, 196, 4, 2332-2339 (2011).
  • E. K. Akdo an, I. avkl y ld z, B. Berke, Z. Zhong, L. Wang, D. Weidner, T. Tsakalakos, "High-pressure phase transformations in MgO-Y2O3 nanocomposites," Journal of Applied Physics (Submitted 10/05/2011; Manuscript # JR11-7305).
  • I. avkl y ld z, E. K. Akdo an, Z. Zhong, L. Wang, D. Weidner, T. Tsakalakos ,  "High-pressure phase transformations in MgO-Y2O3 nanocomposites,"  Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics (Submitted 10/10/2011; D/409959/PAP/226382).
  • T. Tsakalakos, M. Croft, E. K. Akdo an, N. Ahmedi, L. Balarinni, A. Ignatov, N. M. Jisrawi and Z. Zhong, “An Eigenstrain Analysis of Mechanical Properties in Nanostructured Coatings by Synchrotron Probe,” to be submitted to Acta Materialia (2010).
  • L. Kabacoff, S. Beermann-Curtin, T. Tsakalakos, Eds. “Proceedings of ECI Conference on Sub-micron and Nanostructured Ceramics,” Colorado Springs, USA (2009).
  • M.C. Croft, V. Shukla, E. K. Akdoğan, N. Jisrawi, Z. Zhong, R. Sadangi, A. Ignatov, L. Balarinni, K. Horvath, T. Tsakalakos, “In Situ Strain Profiling of Elasto-plastic Bending in Ti-6Al-4VAalloy by Synchrotron Energy Dispersive X-ray Diffraction,” J. Appl. Phys., 105, 093505 (2009).
  • M. Croft, V. Shukla, N. M. Jisrawi,Z. Zhong, R. K. Sadangi, R. L. Holtz, P. Pao, K. Horvath, K. Sadananda, A. Ignatov, J. Skaritka, and T. Tsakalakos, “Mapping and Load Response of Overload Strain Fields: Synchrotron X-ray Measurements,” International Journal of Fatigue, 31, 11-12,1669-1677 (2009).
  • M. Croft, N. Jisrawi, Z. Zhong, R. Holtz, M. Shepard, M. Lakshmipathy, K. Sadananda, J. Skaritka, V. Sukla, R. Sadangi and T. Tsakalakos, “Stress Gradient Induced Strain Localization in Metals: High Resolution Strain Cross Sectioning via Synchrotron X-Ray Diffraction” Engineering Materials and Technology,” 130, 021005 (2008) .
  • M. Croft, N. M. Jisrawi,Z. Zhong, R. Holtz, K. Sadananda, J. Skaritka, and T. Tsakalakos, “Fatigue History and In-situ Loading Studies of the Overload Effect using High Resolution X-ray Strain Profiling”, International Journal of Fatigue, 29, 9-11, 1726-1736 (2007).
  • T. Tsakalakos et. al., Ed., “Proceedings of ISOPE Symposium on Nanomaterials for Structural Applications,” Lisbon , Portugal (2007).
  • T. Tsakalakos , M. Croft, N.. Jisrawi, RL. Holtz, and Z. Zhong, “Measurement of Residual Stress Distributions by Energy Dispersive X-ray Diffraction Synchrotron Radiation,” International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering, Vol 16, 358-366 (2006).
  • Phelippeau, S.Pommier, I. Zakharchenko, R. Levy-Tubiana, T.Tsakalakos, M. Clavel, M. C. Croft, Z. Zhong and C. Prioul, “Cold drawn steel wires—processing, residual stresses andductility—part I: metallography and finite element analyses,” Fatigue Fract Eng’g Mater Struct, 29, 1–11 (2006).
  • Phelippeau, S.Pommier, I. Zakharchenko, R. Levy-Tubiana, T.Tsakalakos, M. Clavel, M. C. Croft, Z. Zhong and C. Prioul, “Cold drawn steel wires—processing, residual stresses and ductility Part II: Synchrotron and neutron diffraction,” Fatigue & Fract Eng’g Mater Struct, 29, 12–23 (2006).
  • “Tracking inhomogeneity in high-capacity lithium iron phosphate batteries” W.A. Paxton, Z. Zhong, and T. Tsakalakos, J. Power Sources, 275, 429-434 (2015).
  • “in-situ Energy-Dispersive X-ray Diffraction Study of a Commercial Lithium Iron Phosphate/Graphite 18650 Cell”, W.A. Paxton, Z. Zhong, and T. Tsakalakos, ICDD V58 (2015).
  • “The Galvanomechanical Effect in B4C: A New Paradigm for Ultralow Energy and Ultrafast Sintering of Conductive Covalent Ceramics”, E. K. Akdoḡan, H. Biçer, İ. Şavklıyıldız, T. Özdemir, C. Haines, Z. Zhong and T. Tsakalakos, Nature Materials Letters, (submitted 2015).
  • “Asynchronous stoichiometric response in lithium iron phosphate batteries,” W.A. Paxton,a, E. K. Akdoğan, I. Şavkliyildiz, A.. Choksi, S. Silver., and T. Tsakalakos” J of Mat. Res. 29, 1-7 (2014).
  • “Anomalous lattice expansion in yttria stabilized zirconia under simultaneous applied electric and thermal fields: A time-resolved in situ energy dispersive x-ray diffractometry study with an ultrahigh energy synchrotron probe,” E. K. Akdoğan, Şavklıyıldız, İ., Biçer, H., Paxton, W., Toksoy, F., Zhong, Z., Tsakalakos, T., Journal of Applied Physics, 113, 233503 (2013).
  • ” Phase transformations in hypereutectic MgO-Y2O3 nanocomposites at 5.5 GPa,” İ. Şavklıyıldız, E. K. Akdoğan, Z. Zhong, L. Wang, D. Weidner, M. Vaughan, M. C. Croft and T. Tsakalakos,J. Appl. Phys. 113, 203520 (2013).
  • "Pressure effects on phase equilibria and solid solubility in MgO-Y2O3 nanocomposites," E. K. Akdoğan, İ. Şavklιyιldιz, B. Berke, Z. Zhong, L. Wang, D. Weidner, M. C. Croft, and T. Tsakalakos , Journal of Applied Physics 111, 053506 (2012).
  • "High-pressure phase transformations in MgO-Y2O3 nanocomposites," E. K. Akdoğan, I. Şavklıyıldız, B. Berke, Z. Zhong, L. Wang, M. Vaughan, T. Tsakalakos, Applied Physics Letters, 99, 141915 (2011).
  • “In situ X-ray diffraction of prototype sodium metal halide cells: Time and space electrochemical profiling” J. Rijssenbeek,Y. Gaoa, Z. Zhong, M. Croftc, N. Jisrawi, A. Ignatov and T. Tsakalakos, Journal of Power Sources, 196, 4, 2332-2339 (2011).
  • “Sub-micron and Nanostructured Ceramics,” L. Kabacoff, S. Beermann-Curtin, T. Tsakalaos, Eds Eng. Conf. Int. ,Colo. (2009)
  • “In Situ Strain Profiling of Elasto-plastic Bending in Ti-6Al-4VAalloy by Synchrotron Energy Dispersive X-ray Diffraction,” M.C. Croft, V. Shukla, E. K. Akdoğan, N. Jisrawi, Z. Zhong, R. Sadangi, A. Ignatov, L. Balarinni, K. Horvath, T. Tsakalakos J. Appl. Phys., 105, 093505 (2009)
  • “Mapping and Load Response of Overload Strain Fields: Synchrotron X-ray Measurements,” M. Croft, V. Shukla, N. M. Jisrawi,Z. Zhong, R. K. Sadangi, R. L. Holtz, P. Pao, et.al. , and T. Tsakalakos ,Internat. Journal of Fatigue, 31, 11-12,1669-1677 (2009).
  • “Stress Gradient Induced Strain Localization in Metals: High Resolution Strain Cross Sectioning via Synchrotron X-Ray Diffraction” M. Croft, N. Jisrawi, Z. Zhong, R. Holtz, M. Shepard, M. Lakshmipathy, K. Sadananda, J. Skaritka, V. Sukla, R. Sadangi and T. Tsakalakos, Engineering Materials and Technology, 130, 021005 (2008)
  • “Fatigue history and in-situ loading studies of the overload effect using high resolution x-ray strain profiling”, M. Croft, N. M. Jisrawi,Z. Zhong, R. Holtz, K. Sadananda, J. Skaritka, and T. Tsakalakos Int. Journal of Fatigue 29 (issues 9-11) 1726-1736 (2007)
  • “Measurement of Residual Stress Distributions by Energy Dispersive X-ray Diffraction Synchrotron Radiation” T. Tsakalakos , M. Croft, N.. Jisrawi, RL. Holtz, and Z. Zhong, Int Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering, 16, 358-366, (2006)
  • “Cold drawn steel wires—processing, residual stresses and ductility—part I: metallography and finite element analyses” A. Phelippeau, S. Pommier, T. Tsakalakos, M. Clavel and C. Prioul, Fatigue Fract Engng Mater Struct 29, 243–253, (2006)
  • “Cold drawn steel wires—processing, residual stresses and ductility Part II: Synchrotron and neutron diffraction” Phelippeau, S. Pommier, I. Zakharchenko, R. Levy_Tubiana, T. Tsakalakos, M. Clavel, M. Croft, Z. Zhong and C. Prioul Fatigue Fract Engng Mater Struct 29, 255–265, (2006)
  • Patent  T. Tsakalakos, E. K. Akdoğan, İ. Şavklıyıldız, H. Biçer, W. Paxton, B. Visser, and L. Kabacoff, US Patent Application 61/934,243, US Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, D.C. (2014).Patents, copyrights, and software systems developed may be provided in addition to or substituted for publications.