Faculty

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Ahu Aydogan

Coordinator, Building Technology; Associate Professor

Phone: 212-650-8732

Email: aaydogan@ccny.cuny.edu

Office: SSA3M19

Educational Credentials :

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Architectural Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, CASE, 2013
  • Ph.D., Architectural Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2012
  • M.S., Architectural Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2008
  • M.S., Engineering Management, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey, 2005
  • M.Arch., Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey, 2005
  • B.Arch., Uludag University, Turkey, 2001

Teaching Experience :

  • Associate Professor, City College of New York, CUNY, 2021-present
  • Assistant Professor, City College of New York, CUNY, 2014-2021

Professional Experience :

  • Sustainability Consultant, CASE & SOM, New York, NY, 2012-2013
  • Intern Architect, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, New York, NY, 2011
  • Environmental Designer within Integrated Research Teams, CASE with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, New York, NY, 2008-2013

Licenses/Registration :

  • Member of Chamber of Architects, Izmir, Turkey
  • Architecture License, Turkey

Selected Publications and Recent Research :

  • Grants:
    • CIRG-CUNY: Plant‐Based Air Filtration using Engineered Growth Media: Formaldehyde Adsorption Dynamics, Co-PI with Elizabeth Biddinger (PI), 2017-2018.
    • PSC-CUNY: Optimization of Building-Integrated Plant-Based Cassettes for Removing Indoor Air Pollutants. PI, 2017-2018.
    • US Department of the Army, Minority Serving Institutions Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Research & Development Consortium (MSRDC): Absorbents for use in Building-Integrated Plant-Based Dynamic Filtration Media for Removing Chemical Warfare Agents; co‐PI with Elizabeth Biddinger (PI), 2016-2017.
  • Publications and Conference Papers:
    • Aydogan, A.*, G. Tardos, Growth Media for Indoor Air Purification. Provisional Patent, CUNY. Filing Date: April 25, 2017 extended April 15, 2021, application serial no: 63/010,111.
    • A. Aydogan*, D.G. Peck, J. Usman, S. Jung, E. Biddinger, “Golden Pathos Viability in Engineered Mixed Bed Growth Media Containing Ionic Liquids for Plant-Based Building Air Filtration Systems,” Rhizosphere, 15 (2020) 100209.
    • A. Aydogan*, R. Cerone, “Review of the Effects of Plants on Indoor Environments,” Indoor and Built Environment, (2020), DOI: 10.1177/1420326X19900213
    • A. Aydogan*, “Durability of Plant‐based Air Filtering Systems in Buildings: From an Air Quality and Energy Reduction Perspective” 15th International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components; Barcelona, Spain (2020).
    • A. Aydogan*, F. Melendez, E. Abdul-Emir, Y. Abdul-Emir, “Dynamic Architectural System to Improve Air Quality and Reduce Energy Consumption” Proceedings of Advanced Building Skins 13th Conference; Bern, Switzerland (2018).
    • A. Aydogan, G. Tardos, E. Biddinger, “Granulation of Growth Media for Indoor Air Purification Utilizing Botanically‐Based Systems” Proceedings of International Indoor Air Quality and Climate 14th Conference, Ghent, Belgium (2016).
    • A. Aydogan, A. Dyson, L.D. Montoya. “From a Lab Scale to the Building Scale: Formaldehyde Removal by a Plant Module.” Proceedings of Healthy Buildings 2015 America, (2015).
    • Wrobetz A., Aydogan, A., and Montoya, L.D. “Physical and Biological Characterization of Porous Media for VOC Removal,” in Proceedings of American Association for Aerosol Research 34th Annual Conference, (2015).
    • Aydogan, A., Montoya, L.D. “Formaldehyde Removal by Common Indoor Plant Species and Various Growing Media,” Atmospheric Environment, 45 (2011): 2675-2682.

Professional Memberships :

  • Hortscience, American Society of Horticultural Science 2019 − present
  • Association of Indoor air Quality 2015 − present
  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) 2014 − present
  • Member of Chamber of Architects, Izmir Turkey 2001 − present