Washington State University

Soumik Banerjee - Assistant Professor

The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Soumik Banerjee - Assistant Professor

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Soumik Banerjee

Contact Information:

office Sloan 215
telephone 509 335 0294
e-mail soumik.banerjee@wsu.edu
Postal mail Soumik Banerjee
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Washington State University
PO BOX 642920
Pullman, WA 99164-2920

Joined MME in 2011;
Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Tech, 2008.

Research Interests:

  • Nanoscale transport phenomena
  • Molecular modeling of materials
  • Organic photovoltaic solar cells
  • Modeling electrolytes in Li batteries
  • Synthesis and properties of carbon nanostructures

Affiliations and Awards:

  • 3M Nontenured Faculty Award, 2013
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship at Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Germany, 2008 - 2009
  • Pratt Fellowship from Virginia Tech for research and academic accomplishments, Fall 2006 and Spring 2007
  • Best poster award from the Dean’s Forum on Energy Security and Sustainability at Virginia Tech, 2006

Recent Publications:

  • K. Shah, N. Balsara, S. Banerjee, M. Chintapalli, W. Chiu, A. Cocco, I. Lahiri, S. Martha, A. Mistry, P. Mukherjee, V. Ramadesigan, C. Sharma, V. Subramanian, S. Mitra, and A. Jain, “State-of-the-art and future research needs for multiscale analysis of Li-ion cells”, In Press, Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage, doi:10.1115/1.40364562017
  • SM Mortuza, and S. Banerjee, “Atomistic modeling – Impact and opportunities in thin-film photovoltaic solar cell technologies”, Molecular Simulation , 43 (10-11), pp. 774 – 796, 2017
  • A. Dive, M.K. Song, and S. Banerjee, “Physisorption of solvated polysulfide chains on graphene oxides with varied topologies and functional groups”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C , 121 (9), pp. 5089–5098, 2017
  • SM Mortuza, MFN Taufique, and S. Banerjee, “Solution processed deposition of electron transport layers on perovskite crystal surface – A modeling based study”, Applied Surface Science , vol. 394, pp. 488-497, 2017
  • MFN Taufique, SM Mortuza, and S. Banerjee, “A mechanistic insight into attachment of fullerene derivatives on crystal faces of methyl ammonium lead iodide based perovskites”, in Press, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 120, pp. 22426 - 22432, 2016
  • S. Kazemiabnavi, Z. Zhang, K. Thornton, and S. Banerjee, “Electrochemical stability window of ionic liquids as the electrolytes for lithium batteries”, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 120, pp. 5691-5702, 2016
  • S. Banerjee, I. Dutta, and B.S. Majumdar, “A molecular dynamics evaluation of the effect of dopant addition on grain boundary diffusion in tin: Implication for whisker growth”, Materials Science & Engineering A, vol. 666, pp. 191–198, 2016
  • K. Yoo, A. Dive, S. Kazemiabnavi, S. Banerjee, and P. Dutta, “Effects of operating temperature on the electric performance of a Li-air battery operated with ionic liquid electrolyte”, Electrochimica Acta, vol. 194, pp. 317–329, 2016
  • K. Yoo, A. Deshpande, S. Banerjee and P. Dutta, “Electrochemical model for ionic liquid electrolytes in lithium batteries”, Electrochimica Acta, vol. 176, pp. 301-310, 2015
  • S.M. Mortuza, L.K. Kariyawasam and S. Banerjee, “Combined deterministic-stochastic framework for modeling the agglomeration of colloidal particles”, Physical Review E, vol. 92, 013304, 2015
  • S. Kazemiabnavi, P. Dutta, and S. Banerjee, “A density functional theory based study of the electron transfer reaction at the cathode-electrolyte interface in lithium-air battery”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 17, pp. 11740 - 11751, 2015
  • S. Kazemiabnavi, P. Dutta, and S. Banerjee, “Density functional theory based study of the electron transfer reaction at the lithium metal anode in a lithium–air battery with ionic liquid electrolytes”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 118, pp. 27183–27192, 2014
  • M. Mostafa, and S. Banerjee, "Predictive model for alignment and deposition of functionalized nanotubes using applied electric field", Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 116, 244309, 2014
  • M. Mostafa and S. Banerjee, "Effect of functional group topology of carbon nanotubes on electrophoretic alignment and properties of deposited layer," The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 118, pp. 11417-11425, 2014
  • K. Yoo, S. Banerjee and P. Dutta, ”Modeling of volume change phenomena in a Li-air battery”, Journal of Power Sources, vol. 258, pp. 340-350, 2014
  • P.P.S. Saeed Abadi, M.R. Maschmann, S.M. Golam Mortuza, S. Banerjee, J.W. Baur, S. Graham, and B.A. Cola, “Reversible tailoring of mechanical properties of carbon nanotube forests by immersing in solvents”, Carbon, vol. 69, pp. 178–187, 2014
  • A. Deshpande, L. Kariyawasam, P. Dutta, and S. Banerjee, “Enhancement of lithium ion mobility in ionic liquid electrolytes in presence of additives”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 117, pp. 25343-25351, 2013
  • S.M. Mortuza, and S. Banerjee, “Solvent-based preferential deposition of functionalized carbon nanotubes on substrates”, Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 114, 074301, 2013
  • S.M. Mortuza, and S. Banerjee, “Controlled self-assembly of functionalized carbon nanotubes on silicon substrates”, Proceedings of IMECE 2013, ASME IMECE, San Diego, 2013
  • S. Banerjee, “Molecular dynamics study of self-agglomeration of charged fullerenes in solvents”, Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 138, 044318, 2013
  • S.M. Mortuza, and S. Banerjee, “Molecular modeling study of agglomeration of [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester in solvents”, Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 137, 244308, 2012
  • S. Banerjee, “Molecular simulation of the self-agglomeration of carbon nanostructures in various chemical environments” Proceedings of IMECE 2012, ASME IMECE, Houston, 2012

Publications listed at Google Scholar:

53 Titles in date order
List format:
 Title (Link to document)
 Authors
 Source Publication
Cited by Year
Multi-scale simulations of Na2S $+ $ SiS2 glassy electrolyte
S Beckman, A Dive, C King, S Martin, S Banerjee
Bulletin of the American Physical Society 62 , 2017
  2017
Physisorption Mechanism of Solvated Polysulfide Chains on Graphene Oxides with Varied Functional Groups
AM Dive, MK Song, S Banerjee
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121 (9), 5089-5098 , 2017
  2017
Solution processed deposition of electron transport layers on perovskite crystal surface—A modeling based study
SM Mortuza, MFN Taufique, S Banerjee
Applied Surface Science 394, 488-497 , 2017
1 2017
State-of-the-art and Future Research Needs for Multiscale Analysis of Li-ion Cells
K Shah, N Balsara, S Banerjee, M Chintapalli, AP Cocco, WKS Chiu, ...
Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage , 2017
  2017
Atomistic modelling – Impact and opportunities in thin-film photovoltaic solar cell technologies
SM Mortuza, S Banerjee
Molecular Simulation, 1-23 , 2017
  2017
IMECE2016-67590
A Dive, R Gonzalez, S Banerjee
  2017
Graphene/Sulfur and Graphene Oxide/Sulfur Composite Cathodes for High Performance Li-S Batteries: A Molecular Dynamics Study
A Dive, R Gonzalez, S Banerjee
ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition ... , 2016
  2016
A Molecular Dynamics Study of Graphene Oxide/Sulfur Composite Cathodes for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries
S Banerjee
18th International Meeting on Lithium Batteries (June 19-24, 2016) , 2016
  2016
A Molecular Dynamics Study of Graphene Oxide/Sulfur Composite Cathodes for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries
A Dive, S Banerjee
Meeting Abstracts, 850-850 , 2016
  2016
Effects of operating temperature on the electrical performance of a Li-air battery operated with ionic liquid electrolyte
K Yoo, AM Dive, S Kazemiabnavi, S Banerjee, P Dutta
Electrochimica Acta 194, 317-329 , 2016
6 2016
Mechanistic Insight into the Attachment of Fullerene Derivatives on Crystal Faces of Methyl Ammonium Lead Iodide Based Perovskites
MFN Taufique, SMG Mortuza, S Banerjee
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C , 2016
3 2016
Electrochemical Stability Window of Imidazolium-Based Ionic Liquids as Electrolytes for Lithium Batteries
SB Saeed Kazemiabnavi, Zhengcheng Zhang, Katsuyo Thornton
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 120, 5691-5702 , 2016
7 2016
A molecular dynamics evaluation of the effect of dopant addition on grain boundary diffusion in tin: Implication for whisker growth
S Banerjee, I Dutta, BS Majumdar
Materials Science & Engineering A 666, 191–198 , 2016
4 2016
Electrochemical model for ionic liquid electrolytes in lithium batteries
K Yoo, A Deshpande, S Banerjee, P Dutta
Electrochimica Acta 176, 301-310 , 2015
9 2015
Mitigation of tin whisker growth by dopant addition
L Meinshausen, S Banerjee, I Dutta, B Majumdar
ASME 2015 International Technical Conference and Exhibition on Packaging and ... , 2015
2 2015
Combined deterministic-stochastic framework for modeling the agglomeration of colloidal particles
SM Mortuza, LK Kariyawasam, S Banerjee
Physical Review E 92 (1), 013304 , 2015
5 2015
Modeling the Electron Transfer Reaction at the Lithium Metal Anode-Liquid Electrolyte Interface in Lithium-Air Batteries
S Kazemiabnavi, P Dutta, S Banerjee
Proc. 249th ACS National Meeting, Division of Energy and Fuels (ENFL ... , 2015
2 2015
A group project based approach to induce learning in engineering thermodynamics
S Banerjee
Proceedings of the ASEE’s 122nd Annual Conference and Exposition , 2015
  2015
Relating Synthesis Parameters to the Morphology of the Photoactive Layer in Organic Photovoltaic Solar Cells Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations
SM Mortuza, S Banerjee
Organic Solar Cells: Materials, Devices, Interfaces and Modeling , 2015
2 2015
A density functional theory based study of the electron transfer reaction at the cathode–electrolyte interface in lithium–air batteries
PDSB Saeed Kazemiabnavi
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys , 2015
7 2015
Solubility of oxygen in lithium-air battery electrolytes: a molecular dynamics study
A Deshpande, P Dutta, S Banerjee
ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition ... , 2014
1 2014
A mathematical model for li-air battery considering volume change phenomena
K Yoo, P Dutta, S Banerjee
ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition ... , 2014
  2014
Ab initio modeling of the electron transfer reaction rate at the electrode-electrolyte interface in lithium-air batteries
S Kazemiabnavi, P Dutta, S Banerjee
ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition ... , 2014
4 2014
Density functional theory based study of the electron transfer reaction at the lithium metal anode in a lithium–air battery with ionic liquid electrolytes
S Kazemiabnavi, P Dutta, S Banerjee
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118 (47), 27183-27192 , 2014
9 2014
Modeling of volume change phenomena in a Li–air battery
K Yoo, S Banerjee, P Dutta
Journal of Power Sources 258, 340-350 , 2014
31 2014
Effect of functional group topology of carbon nanotubes on electrophoretic alignment and properties of deposited layer
M Mostafa, S Banerjee
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118 (21), 11417-11425 , 2014
6 2014
Reversible tailoring of mechanical properties of carbon nanotube forests by immersing in solvents
PPSS Abadi, MR Maschmann, SM Mortuza, S Banerjee, JW Baur, ...
Carbon 69, 178-187 , 2014
11 2014
Molecular modeling study of benzo dithiophene based polymers and organic nanoparticles for organic photovoltaic solar cells
SM Mortuza, S Banerjee
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 247 , 2014
  2014
Molecular dynamics study of electrophoretic alignment of carbon nanotubes and their deposition on substrates
M Mostafa, S Banerjee
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 247 , 2014
  2014
Predictive model for alignment and deposition of functionalized nanotubes using applied electric field
M Mostafa, S Banerjee
Journal of Applied Physics 115 (24), 244309 , 2014
1 2014
Enhancement of lithium ion mobility in ionic liquid electrolytes in presence of additives
A Deshpande, L Kariyawasam, P Dutta, S Banerjee
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117 (48), 25343-25351 , 2013
27 2013
Modeling ionic liquid based electrolytes for lithium batteries
S Banerjee
ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition ... , 2013
  2013
Controlled self-assembly of functionalized carbon nanotubes on silicon substrates
SM Mortuza, S Banerjee
ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition ... , 2013
  2013
Solvent-based preferential deposition of functionalized carbon nanotubes on substrates
SM Mortuza, S Banerjee
Journal of Applied Physics 114 (7), 074301 , 2013
5 2013
Molecular dynamics study of self-agglomeration of charged fullerenes in solvents
S Banerjee
The Journal of chemical physics 138 (4), 044318 , 2013
16 2013
Molecular modeling of nanoparticles and conjugated polymers during synthesis of photoactive layers of organic photovoltaic solar cells
SM Mortuza, C Cisneros, M Bartolo, S Banerjee
Proceedings of AIChE Annual Meeting , 2013
1 2013
Molecular modeling study of agglomeration of [6, 6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester in solvents
SM Mortuza, S Banerjee
The Journal of chemical physics 137 (24), 244308 , 2012
14 2012
Molecular simulation of the self-agglomeration of carbon nanostructures in various chemical environments
S Banerjee
ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 121-128 , 2012
  2012
Molecular dynamics simulations of glycine crystal-solution interface
S Banerjee, H Briesen
The Journal of chemical physics 131 (18), 184705 , 2009
21 2009
A multiscale model to simulate crystal growth
S Banerjee, A Voigt, H Briesen, K Sundmacher
BACG 40th Anniversary Conference 2009 , 2009
  2009
Unsteady nanoscale thermal transport across a solid-fluid interface
G Balasubramanian, S Banerjee, IK Puri
Journal of Applied Physics 104 (6), 064306 , 2008
37 2008
Molecular Simulation of Nanoscale Transport Phenomena
S Banerjee
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University , 2008
2 2008
Molecular simulation of the carbon nanotube growth mode during catalytic synthesis
S Banerjee, S Naha, IK Puri
Applied Physics Letters 92 (23), 233121 , 2008
45 2008
Enhancement in hydrogen storage in carbon nanotubes under modified conditions
S Banerjee, IK Puri
Nanotechnology 19 (15), 155702 , 2008
21 2008
Interfacial thermal resistance in nanoscale heat transfer
G Balasubramanian, S Banerjee, IK Puri
ASME 2008 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 969-973 , 2008
4 2008
Hydrogen Transport And Storage Inside Carbon Nanotubes In Presence Of Encapsulated Metal Ions.
S Banerjee, I Puri
APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts 1 , 2007
  2007
Preferential ion and water intake using charged carbon nanotubes
S Banerjee, S Murad, IK Puri
Chemical Physics Letters 434 (4), 292-296 , 2007
47 2007
Carbon nanotubes as nano-pumps
S Banerjee, S Murad, IK Puri
4th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels ... , 2006
  2006
Hydrogen storage in carbon nanostructures: possibilities and challenges for fundamental molecular simulations
S Banerjee, S Murad, IK Puri
Proceedings of the IEEE 94 (10), 1806-1814 , 2006
43 2006
Carbon nanotubes as nano-pumps: a molecular dynamics investigation
S Banerjee, S Murad, IK Puri
Proceedings of ASME ICNMM , 2006
  2006
Carbon Nanotubes as Nano-Pumps: A Molecular Dynamics Investigation
IK Puri, S Murad, S Banerjee
ASME 4th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and ... , 2006
  2006
Molecular Dynamics Investigation of Ionic Flow and Separation by Carbon Nanotube Electrodes
S Banerjee, S Murad, I Puri
APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts , 2005
  2005
A methodology to control direct-fired furnaces
S Banerjee, D Sanyal, S Sen, IK Puri
International journal of heat and mass transfer 47 (24), 5247-5256 , 2004
18 2004

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