Ahu Aydogan

Associate Professor


The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture



Ahu Aydogan

Ahu Aydogan

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

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

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


  • 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:
    • Aydogan, A., Dyson, A., Montoya, L.D. “From a Lab Scale to the Building Scale: Formaldehyde Removal by a Plant Module,” in 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).
    • Dyson, A., Aydogan, A., Vollen J., Nyman, M., Bird, J. “Building-Integrated Active Modular Phytoremediation System,” in Proceedings of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting, 32d (2013).
    • Aydogan, A., Montoya, L.D. “Formaldehyde Removal by Common Indoor Plant Species and Various Growing Media,” Atmospheric Environment, 45 (2011): 2675-2682.
  • Conferences:
    • Aydogan, A., Tardos, G., Biddinger, E. “Granulation of Growth Media for Indoor Air Purification Utilizing Botanically‐Based Systems,” Indoor Air Conference (2016).

Professional Memberships

International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate