BanerjeeSankha Banerjee
Assistant Professor
Ph.D.

Email: sankhab@csufresno.edu

Office: Engineering East 274

Phone: (559) 278-4265                               

Mailing Address: 2320 E. San Ramon Ave., MS/EE 94, Fresno, CA 93740-8030 

Spring 2017 Office Hours: Monday: 4-6PM; Tuesday: 2-4PM; Or by appointment

More Information about Dr. Banerjee:

Academic Experience:

  • Asst Professor, Mech. Eng. (Aug 2015-Present) Calif State Univ, Fresno
  • Visiting/Postdoctoral Researcher (Jun 2014 – July 2015) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL, A Department of Energy National Laboratory managed by Princeton university)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor (Aug 2014-Dec 2014) Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of New Jersey
  • Teaching Assistant, (Jun 2009 – May 2014) Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers University
  • Research Assistant,  (Jun 2009 – May 2014) Hybrid Energy Systems and Materials Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers University
  • Research Mentor,  (May-August 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) Hybrid Energy Systems and Materials Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers University
  • Graduate Research Assistant,  (Sep 2008-Jun 2009) Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers University
  • Technical Analyst, (Jun 2007 – Jun 2008) Infosys Technologies Limited, Product Life Cycle Engineering Solutions Division India
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, (Aug 2005 – May 2007) Department of Mechanical Engineering, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad (MNNIT), India

Education:

  • Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick – Mechanical and Aerospace, 2014
  • M.S., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick – Mechanical and Aerospace, 2013
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad India, 2007

Invention Disclosures:

  • Co-Inventor of “Combined Piezoelectric and Pyroelectric device for energy harvesting from electronic waste heat” – Rutgers University, RU DOCKET #2012-033, Disclosure Date - October 19, 2011.
  • Co-Inventor of Highway ramp/speed bump piezoelectric energy harvester- Rutgers University, RU DOCKET #2012-030, Disclosure Date - October 19, 2011.

Publications:

Journal Articles:S. Banerjee, W. Du, U. Sundar, H. Halim, K. A. Cook-Chennault, “Piezoelectric and dielectric characterization of corona and contact poled PZT-Epoxy-MWCNT bulk composites”, Submitted 2015

U. Sundar, S. Banerjee, E. Refour, and K. A. Cook-Chennault, "Dielectric and Piezoelectric Properties of Percolative Three-Phase Piezoelectric Polymer Composites", Submitted, 2015.

S. Banerjee and K. A. Cook-Chennault, “Influence of aluminum inclusions on dielectric properties of three-phase PZT–cement–aluminum composites”, Advances in Cement Research vol. 26, pp. 63-76, 2014.

S. Banerjee, R. Kappera, K. A. Cook-Chennault, and M. Chhowalla, "Multi-Walled Carbon-Nanotube Based Flexible Piezoelectric Films with Graphene Monolayers," Energy and Environment Focus (Science of Advanced Materials), vol. 2, pp. 195-202, 2013.

S. Banerjee, W. Du, L. Wang, and K. A. Cook-Chennault, "Fabrication of dome-shaped PZT-epoxy actuator using modified solvent and spin coating technique," Journal of Electroceramics, pp. 1- 11, 2013/07/09 2013. (Featured in Advances in Engineering)

S. Banerjee and K. Cook-Chennault, "An Investigation into the Influence of Electrically Conductive Particle Size on Electromechanical Coupling and Effective Dielectric Strain Coefficients in Three Phase Composite Piezoelectric Polymers," Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, vol. 43, pp. 1612–1619, 2012.

S. Banerjee and K. Cook-Chennault, "Influence of Al Particle Size and PZT Volume Fraction on the Dielectric Properties of PZT-Epoxy-Aluminum Composites," Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, vol. 133, p. 041016, 2011.

S. Banerjee and K. Cook-Chennault, "An Analytical Model for the Effective Dielectric Constant of a 0-3-0 composite," Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, vol. 133, p. 041005, 2011.

S. Prakash, M. B. Karocor, and S. Banerjee, "Surface Modification in Microsystems and Nanosystems," Surface Science Reports vol. 64, pp. 233-254, 2009.

D. Mukhopadhyay, S. Banerjee, and N. S. K. Reddy, "Investigation to Study the Applicability of Solid Lubricant in Turning AISI 1040 steel," Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, vol. 129, pp. 520-527, 2007.

Conference Proceedings:S. Banerjee, D. Fung, and S. Prakash, "Ionic Transport Regimes for Nanoscale Transport towards the Development of Low Energy Water Desalination Membranes," MRS Proceedings, vol. 1169, 2009

S. Banerjee, D. Mukhopadhyay, and N. S. K. Reddy, "Effect of Solid Lubrication on Surface Finish in Turning," in International Conference on Emerging Mechanical Technology-Macro to Nano, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India, 16-18 Feb. 2007

Presentations:S. Banerjee (invited) “Lead Zirconate Titanate (PZT) Based Three Phase Bulk and Flexible Thick Film Smart Composites”, Manhattan College, New York, 19 Feb, 2014.

S. Banerjee and K. Cook-Chennault, "MWCNT Based Flexible Stacked Multimorph Composite Thick Films with Graphene Electrodes as Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Devices," in 2013 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit, Boston, MA, Dec 2, 2013.

K. Cook-Chennault* and S. Banerjee, "Three-Phase Cement Piezoelectric Composites for Use as Sensors for Health Monitoring," in 4th Advances in Cement-based Materials: Characterization, Processing, Modeling and Sensing, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, July 8-10,2013

S. Banerjee, and K. A. Cook-Chennault*, " Dielectric Properties of Three-Phase PZT-MWCNT-Epoxy Thick Film Composites with Graphene Electrodes," in 2013 Workshop on Nano and Micro Manufacturing, Dearborn, MI, May 22-23, 2013.

S. Banerjee, U. Sundar, and K. A. Cook-Chennault, "Influence of MWNT in PZT-Epoxy-MWNT Composite Flexible Thick Films for Energy Harvesting Applications," in 2012 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit, Boston, MA, Nov. 25-30, 2012.

S. Banerjee, U. Sundar, and K. A. Cook-Chennault, "PZT-epoxy Bulk-composites with MWCNT Inclusions for Energy Harvesting Applications," in 2012 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit, Boston, MA, Nov. 25-30, 2012.

U. Sundar*, S. Banerjee, and K. A. Cook-Chennault, "PZT-Epoxy Composite Thick Films with Micron Sized Al Inclusions for Energy Harvesting Applications," in 2012 Fall Meeting and Exhibit, Boston, MA, Nov. 25-30, 2012.

U. Sundar, W. Du, S. Banerjee, and K. A. Cook-Chennault, "BaTiO3-Epoxy-Al 0-3-0 Composite Piezoelectric Thick Film Fabrication for Applications in Energy Harvesting and Capacitor Materials," in 2012 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit, Boston, MA, Nov. 25-30, 2012.

S. Banerjee, U. Sundar, W. L. Du, and K. Cook-Chennault, "MWCNT based flexible composite piezoelectric thick films with different electrodes," in The 8th Gotham-Metro Condensed Matter Meeting, New York, NY, Nov. 16, 2012.

S. Banerjee and K. A. Cook-Chennault, "PZT-Cement Aluminum Composites," in International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, ASME, 2012, Houston, Texas, Nov. 12-16, 2012

S. Banerjee and K. A. Cook-Chennault*, "Three phase PZT-Cement-Al composites for structural health monitoring and energy harvesting applications," in Material Challenges in Alternate and Renewable Energy, ACERs, 2012, Clearwater, Fl, Feb. 26 - March 1, 2012.

S. Banerjee (invited) “Perception of an Academic Career in India”, IIT Gandhinagar, India, Dec, 2011.

E. Refour*, S. Banerjee, and K. A. Cook-Chennault, "The Effect of Aluminum Volume Fraction in the Three Phase Piezoelectric Composites and the Identification of the Percolation Threshold," in ABRCMS, St. Louis, MO, Nov. 9-12, 2011.

S. Banerjee and K. A. Cook-Chennault*, "Dielectric Properties of Piezoelectric Nano-composites," in International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, ASME 2011, Denver, CO, November 11-17, 2011.

S. Banerjee and K. A. Cook-Chennault, "Investigation of Three Phase Percolative PZT-Epoxy-Aluminum Composites for Structural Health Monitoring and Energy Harvesting Applications," in 2010 MRS Fall  Meeting and Exhibit, Boston, MA, 2010.

S. Banerjee and K. A. Cook-Chennault*, "An Analytical Model for the Effective Dielectric Constant of a 0-3-0 composite," in International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, ASME 2010, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Nov. 12-18, 2012.

S. Banerjee and K. A. Cook-Chennault, "Effective Dielectric Constant of a 0-3-0 Composite and the Effect of Conductive Inclusion Shape," in 16th National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, State College PA, Jun. 27th – Jul. 2nd 2010.

S. Banerjee, D. Fung, and S. Prakash, "Ionic Transport Regimes for Nanoscale Transport towards the Development of Low Energy Water Desalination Membranes," in 2009 MRS Spring Conference and Exhibit, San Francisco, CA, 13-17 Apr. 2009.

S. Banerjee, D. Fung, E. Akdemir, and S. Prakash*, "Ionic Transport Across Solid-State Nanopores," in 2008 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit, Boston, MA, Dec. 1-5,  2008.

S. Banerjee, D. Mukhopadhyay, and N. S. K. Reddy, "Effect of Solid Lubrication on Surface Finish in Turning," in International Conference on Emerging Mechanical Technology-Macro to Nano, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India, 16-18 Feb, 2007.

D. Ghosh, S. Banerjee, and M. Khan, "Structures to prevent Earthquake Damage," in Industrial Engineering and Management Symposium, IIT Kharagpur, India, Feb, 2007