Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering Deparment

Distinguished Professors
Chu, Benjamin, Ph.D., 1959, Cornell University: Structure and dynamics of supermolecular and polymeric systems, using laser-light scattering, fluorescence recovery after photo bleaching, transient electric birefringence, small-angle X-ray scattering with synchrotron radiation, and other spectroscopic techniques.

Herman, Herbert, Ph.D., 1961, Northwestern University: Protective coatings; thermal spray; composites; marine materials.

Rafailovich, Miriam, Ph.D., 1980, Stony Brook University: Polymeric liquids; phase transitions; thin film wetting phenomena; atomic force microscopy; ion, X-ray, and neutron scattering.

Sampath, Sanjay, Ph.D., 1989, Stony Brook University: Thermal spraying; protective coatings; functioning graded materials; thick film electronics and sensors.   

Takeuchi, Esther, Ph.D.  B.A., University of Pennsylvania (1975), Double major in Chemistry and History; Ph.D., The Ohio State University (1981), Organic Chemistry:  Materials for Energy Storage


Clayton, Clive R., Ph.D., 1976, Surrey University, England: Environmental degradation of materials; XPS; AES; dynamic and static SIMS; electrochemical analysis synthesis by ultra-fast laser ablation; RHEED; protective coatings.

Dudley, Michael, Chairperson. Ph.D., 1982, University of Warwick, England: Synchrotron topography; crystal defects; mechanical properties.

Jona, Franco P., Ph.D., 1949, Swiss Polytechnic Institute (E.T.H.), Switzerland:Surface physics; LEED.

Mahajan, Devinder, Ph.D., 1979, University of British Columbia: Inorganic chemistry; fuel cells; catalysis.

Sokolov, Jonathan C., Ph.D., 1983, Stony Brook University: Surface and interface properties of polymers and blends; phase transitions; neutron and X-ray scattering; EXAFS; SIMS.


Associate Professors

Gersappe, Dilip, Graduate Program Director. Ph.D., 1992, Northwestern University: Polymer theory and simulation.

Gouma, Pelagia-Irene (Perena), Ph.D., 1996, University of Birmingham, England: Advanced materials characterization; electron microscopy and microanalysis techniques; chemical sensors.

Halada, Gary, Ph.D., 1993, Stony Brook University: Electron spectroscopy; electrochemistry; surface engineering; optical spectroscopy; environmental remediation.


Assistant Professors

Gentleman, Molly, Ph.D. 2006, Materials-University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 2006; structure-property relationships for structural inorganic materials, particularly as they pertain to the performance of ceramic coatings for harsh environments.

Koga, Tadanori, Ph.D., 1998, Kyushu University, Japan, Physics: green nanofabrication of polymer thin films; chemical recycling of waste plastics and methane hydrate as a future energy resource.

Meng, Yizhi, Ph.D., 2003, Cornell University: Designing novel biomaterials for tissue engineering is the focus of Dr. Meng’s research.

Orlov, Alexander, Ph.D., 2005, University of Cambridge, UK, Physical Chemistry: M.Phil. Chemistry University of Cambridge, UK; M.S.E. Engineering, University of Michigan, USA; M.E./B.E. Engineering, National Technical University, Ukraine. Materials for environmental applications; physical chemistry, environmental nanotechnology and photocatalysis.

Trelewicz, Jason, Ph.D., 2008, M.I.T.; thermodynamic and mechanical properties of binary nanocrystalline alloys by implementing a combination of analytical theory and experimental mechanics.

Venkatesh, T.A.,Ph.D., 1998, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Nanomaterials, Smart Materials, Materials for MEMS and biomedical applications.


Research Professor
Gambino, Richard, M.S., (ret) 1976, Polytechnic Institute of New York: Magnetic thin films; magneto-optical properties; Hall effect and magnetoresistance of magnetic metals; epitaxial growth of magnetic materials.


Adjunct Faculty
Adzic, Radoslav, PhD., 1974, University of Belgrade, Chemistry; Surface electrochemistry; electrocatalysis;direct energy conversion; fuel cells.

Allahverdiyev, Adil M., (M.D. PhD) a professor and the Director of Laboratory of Cell Culture and Tissue Engineering at Yildiz Technical University in Turkey.

Chidambaran, Dev, Ph.D., 2003, Stony Brook University: Corrosion science and surface analysis.

Cooley, Lance, Ph.D., 1993, University of Wisconsin, Madison: Materials science.

Czajkowski, Carl, Ph.D., 1996, Stony Brook University: Nuclear materials engineering.

Dasgupta, Avijit, Ph.D., P.E., 1983, University of Miami: Environmental engineering.

Fortmann, Charles, PhD., 1985, Standford University: Solid State Physics; Protein Dynamics.

Reid-Green, J. Douglas, MS in Geology from Northeast Louisiana University: promoting sustainable development by designing and implementing remediation programs for industrial facilities in North America

Gu, Genda, Ph.D., 1989, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China; Materials Science & Engineering; Single crystal characterization and physical properties measurement; single crystal growth and solidification of oxide materials and metallic materials.

Huang, Xianrong, Ph.D., 1995, Nanjing University, China: X-ray typography.

Isaacs, Hugh, Ph.D., 1963, Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, England: electrochemical research.

Johnson, Peter, Ph.D., 1978, Warwick University, England: Physics;

Jones, Keith, Ph.D., 1955, University of Wisconsin, Madison: Physics.

Kondakis, Nicholas, Ph.D., 1989, Columbia University: High energy physics.

Li, Qiang, 1991, Iowa State University at Ames: Energy and electronic materials; synthesis and characterization.

Liu, Ying, Ph.D. Stony Brook University

Pernodet, Nadine, Ph.D., 1996, Polymers, Institut Charles Sadron, Strasbourg, France: Physical chemistry and polymers

Russo, Lysa, M.S., 1992, Stony Brook University: Materials science.

Samuilov, Vladimir, Ph.D., 1986, Belarus State University: Physics.

Szaladja, Frank, MS, 2006, Stony Brook University, Materials Science.

Tawfik, Hazem, P.E. and a Certified Manufacturing Engineer; Director of the Institute of Research and Technology Transfer (IRTT) at Farmingdale State College - State University of New York

Tobin, Al, Ph.D., 1968, Columbia University: Metallurgy.

Twiley, John, B.S., 1976, University of California, Riverside: Chemistry.

Uchimiya, Sophie Minori, Ph.D, 2005, Environmental Chemistry Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering: Research Chemist, USDA-ARS Southern Regional Research Center, New Orleans, LA

Welch, David O., Ph.D., 1964, University of Pennsylvania: Theoretical materials science; kinetics of diffusion; energetics; statistical mechanics; crystal lattice defects; equations of state phase equilibria; radiation effects.

Zaitsev, Vladimir, Ph.D., 1992, Moscow State University, Russia: Chemistry.

Zhu, Yimei, Ph.D., 1987, Nagoya University, Japan: Materials physics.