Professor Parag Banerjee joined Washington University in St. Louis as faculty in July 2011 after completing his PhD under the supervision of Professor Gary W. Rubloff at the University of Maryland, College Park. During his doctoral work, he was also a future faculty fellow and the John and Maureen Hendricks energy research fellow at the University of Maryland (2008-2011), proposing, funding and driving his own doctoral research.
Prior to his doctoral studies, Professor Banerjee was a process engineer at Micron Technology Inc. in Boise, Idaho for six years. There he worked on state-of-the-art, D-RAM, S-RAM and FLASH dielectric and device reliability issues as well as developed front-end processes for advanced high-k dielectrics in their semiconductor R&D lab.
Professor Banerjee is the recipient of the Microscopy Society of America’s (MSA) Presidential Student Award (2009), University of Maryland’s Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) Top Invention of the Year Award (2009) and the University of Maryland, Department of MSE’s best thesis award (2010).
Professor Banerjee’s research interests focus on two aspects of materials science and engineering. Firstly, he is interested in the synthesis of nanomaterials with tunable properties using principles of self- assembly and self-limited reactions. Secondly and perhaps more importantly, he is interested in integrating these materials into ‘performance enhancing’ nano-architectures for components such as biomedical sensors, energy storage and energy harvesting devices.
Wu, F., Tian, L., Kanjolia, R., Singamaneni, S., Banerjee, P., “Plasmonic metal-to-semiconductor switching in Au Nanorod – ZnO nanocomposite films”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, DOI: 10.1021/am402309x, 2013.
Wu, J., Wu, F., Banerjee, S., Blank, O., Banerjee, P., “New frontiers in applied atomic layer deposition (ALD)”, Advances in Materials Development, Vol. 736, pp. 147, Materials Science Forum, 2013.
Mixed mode, ionic-electronic diode using atomic layer deposition of V2O5 and ZnO films, BANERJEE, P; CHEN, X; GREGORCZYK, K; et al.; JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY DOI:10.1039/C1JM12595H
Confined propagation of covalent chemical reactions on single-walled carbon nanotubes, DENG, S.; ZHANG, Y; BROZENA, A. H.; et al., NATURE COMMUNICATIONS Volume: 2 Pages: 382 (2011)
Structural, electrical, and optical properties of atomic layer deposition Al-doped ZnO films, BANERJEE, P; LEE, WJ; BAE, KR; et al., JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS Volume: 108 Issue: 4, (2010)
Plasmon-Induced Electrical Conduction in Molecular Devices, BANERJEE, P; CONKLIN, D; NANAYAKKARA, S; et al., ACS NANO Volume: 4 Issue: 2 Pages: 1019-1025, (2010)
Nanotubular metal-insulator-metal capacitor arrays for energy storage, BANERJEE, P; PEREZ, I; HENN-LECORDIER, L; et al., NATURE NANOTECHNOLOGY Volume: 4 Issue: 5 Pages: 292-296, (2009)
Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)
Metal Oxide Nanowires
Template-based nanomaterials synthesis