E. Koray Akdoğan

Assistant Teaching Professor

Materials Science and Engineering

Office Hours: By Appointment

Teaching interests: Dr. Akdoğan is passionate about teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels on a diverse range of topics including mechanical behavior of engineering materials, chemical thermodynamics of materials, microprocessing of ceramics, structure of engineering materials, solid state theory of engineering materials, EMO properties of materials, and physical metallurgy and phase transformations. He has served or is currently serving as a faculty mentor to undergraduate students in the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, ARESTY Program and Honors Program at Rutgers University.


Professor Akdoğan's teaching responsibilities during the 2017-2018 academic year are:

Fall 2017
  • Mechanical Properties of Materials, 14:635:407
  • Physical Metallurgy, 14:635:362
Spring 2018
  • Thermodynamics of Materials, 14:635:206
  • Mechanical Properties of Materials, 14:635:407
  • Theory of Solid State Materials 16:635:503



Professional Affiliations

Dr. Akdoğan is a senior member of IEEE and has served as the Education Committee Chair of IEEE-UFFC (2004-2008); as the Travel and Local Arrangements Chair of the 2007 IEEE-UFFC Ultrasonics Meeting in New York City; as Co-Organizer & Session Chair of the Nanomaterials Symposium at ISOPE 2010 in Beijing, China and ISOPE 2011 in Maui, HI, USA; and, as the Executive Committee Chair of Nano 2012 in Rhodes, Greece. He is also a member of MRS. He is the Co-Director and Co-PI of the Nano Structured Materials Laboratory at Rutgers University,  and the Lead Experimenter at the X17-1 beamline at NSLS-I (2008-2014). He is affiliated with NSLS-II, Brookhaven National Labs (2014-to date).

Research Interests

Dr. Akdoğan’s research interests include but are not limited to: chemical and solid state thermodynamics of engineering materials; In situ laboratory and synchrotron x-ray diffraction (Bragg-Brentano and EDXRD); Electric field and pressure assisted processing of inorganic and nonmetallic solids. Experimental micromechanics of alloys, ceramics, coatings and films; Mechanical, thermal, electrical, elasto-dielectric (linear and nonlinear) properties of ceramics, coatings and heteroepitaxial thin films; Amorphous metals and thermal barrier coatings for extreme conditions; linear and nonlinear dielectric ceramics and thing films rf/microwave applications, finite size effects in ferroelectrics, and electrochemical and electromechanical actuation phenomena in engineering materials. 

Selected Publications

Selected Publications
M. Acelce, E. K. Akdoğan, M. Chhowalla, “Electrochemomechanical Actuators based on 2D 1T-MoS2 Nanosheets,” Nature, 549, 370–373 (2017)  DOI:10.1038/nature23668
N. Simos, Z. Zhong, E. Dooryhee, S. Ghose, S. Gill, F. Camino, İ. Şavklıyıldız, E.K. Akdoğan, “Neutron irradiation and high temperature effects on amorphous Fe-based nano-coatings on steel – A macroscopic assessment,” Journal of Nuclear Materials (2017) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2017.03.030
T. Özdemir, E. K. Akdoğan, H. Biçer, İ. Şavklıyıldız, Z. Zhong, T. Tsakalakos, “Electric field effect on chemical and phase equilibria in nano-TiB2–TiO2–TiBO3 system at <650 °C: an in situ time-resolved energy dispersive x-ray diffraction study with an ultrahigh energy synchrotron probe,” Journal of Materials Research, 32, 2, 482-494 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1557/jmr.2016.466
W.A. Paxton, T. Özdemir, I. Savkliyildiz, T. Whalen, H. Bicer, Z. Zhong, E. K. Akdoǧan, T. Tsakalakos, “Anisotropic Thermal Expansion of Zirconium Diboride:
An Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Diffraction Study,” Journal of Ceramics, (2016). dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/8346563
W.A. Paxton, E. K. Akdoğan, İ. Şavkliyildiz, A. Choksi, S. Silver, T. Tsakalakos, Z. Zhong, “Asynchronous stoichiometric response in lithium iron phosphate batteries,” Journal of Materials Research, 30 (03), 417-423 (2014).

E. K. Akdoğan, İ. Şavklıyıldız, H. Biçer, W. Paxton, F. Toksoy, Z. Zhong, T.  Tsakalakos, “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,” Journal of Applied Physics, 113, 233503 (2013).

İ. Şavklıyıldız, E. K. Akdoğan, Z. Zhong, L. Wang, D. Weidner, M. Vaughan, M. C. Croft and T. Tsakalakos,” Phase transformations in hypereutectic MgO-Y2O3 nanocomposites at 5.5 GPa,” Journal of Applied Physics, 113, 203520 (2013).

E. K. Akdoğan, İ. Şavklιyιldιz, B. Berke, Z. Zhong, L. Wang, D. Weidner, M. C. Croft, and T. Tsakalakos,"Pressure effects on phase equilibria and solid solubility in MgO-Y2O3 nanocomposites," Journal of Applied Physics, 111, 053506 (2012).

E. K. Akdoğan, I. Şavklıyıldız, B. Berke, Z. Zhong, L. Wang, M. Vaughan, T. Tsakalakos, "High-pressure phase transformations in MgO-Y2O3 nanocomposites," Applied Physics Letters, 99, 141915 (2011).

M. Croft, V. Shukla, E. K. Akdoğan, N. Jisrawi, Z. Zhong, R. Sadangi, A. Ignatov, L. Balarinni, , K. Horvath, and T. Tsakalakos, “In situ strain profiling of elasto-plastic bending in Ti-6Al-4V alloy by synchrotron energy dispersive x-ray diffraction,” Journal of Applied Physics, 105, 093505 (2009).

P. Ngerchuklin, E.K. Akdoğan, B. Jadidian, A. Safari, “Electromechanical displacement of piezoelectric-electrostrictive monolithic bilayer composites,” Journal of Applied Physics, 105, 034102 (2009).

M. Abazari, E.K. Akdoğan, A. Safari, “Effects of background oxygen pressure on dielectric and ferroelectric properties of epitaxial (K0.44, Na0.52, Li0.04)(Nb0.84,Ta0.10, Sb0.06)O3 thin films on SrTiO3,” Applied Physics Letters, 93, 192910 (2008).

M. Abazari, E.K. Akdoğan, A. Safari, “Dielectric and ferroelectric properties of strain-relieved epitaxial lead-free KNN-LT-LS ferroelectric thin films on SrTiO3 substrates,” Journal of Applied Physics, 103, 104106 (2008).

E.K. Akdoğan, K. Kerman, M. Abazari, A. Safari, ”Origins of high piezoelectric activity in (K0.44, Na0.52, Li0.04)(Nb0.84, Ta0.10, Sb0.06)O3,” Applied Physics Letters, 92, 112908 (2008).

E.K. Akdoğan, A. Safari, “Thermodynamic theory of intrinsic finite size effects in PbTiO3 nanocrystals; PART I: Nanoparticle size-dependent tetragonal phase stability,” Journal of Applied Physics, 101, 064114 (2007).

E.K. Akdoğan, A. Safari, “Thermodynamic theory of intrinsic finite size effects in PbTiO3 nanocrystals; Part II: Dielectric and piezoelectric properties,” Journal of Applied Physics, 101, 064115 (2007).