Debjyoti Banerjee, PhD
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Texas A&M University, USA
Dr. Debjyoti Banerjee received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1999. Currently he is appointed as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and as a Faculty Fellow at the Mary Kay O Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M University. He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as the Manager of Fluidics and Device Engineering Group in the Advanced Research and Technology (ART) division at Applied Biosystems Inc. (ABI)/Applera Corporation (currently called Life Technologies). At ABI he was a hiring manager and managed of group of 10-15 PhD engineers with product development focus for home-based medical diagnostics devices aimed towards the consumer markets - involving MEMS, micro/nano-fluidics and nano/bio-technologies. Prior to ABI, in a singular capacity, Dr. Banerjee developed from concept to a commercial product at NanoInk Inc. (called “InkWells™). Inkwells are micro/nano-fluidics platforms used for bio/nano-manufacturing applications (e.g., nano-patterning of peptides/proteins and nucleic acids/DNA). He also received the “Morris Foster Fellowship (2007-2008)” from Mechanical Engineering Department, “TEES Select Young Faculty Award” by Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) in 2009 from the Dwight Look College of Engineering and was designated as a Faculty Fellow (2007- present) at the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center at the Texas A&M University.
Thermal-fluids sciences (TFS) with emphasis on multi-phase flows (boiling, condensation), MEMS (RF-MEMS, Optical-MEMS, Bio-MEMS), micro/nano-fluidics, bio-nanotechnology (Dip-Pen Nanolithography, nanofabrication, nanosynthesis, explosives sensing for detection Improvised Explosive Device/IED using nano-calorimetry) and renewable energy technologies (using nanofluids for solar thermal energy storage and power conversion).