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Amartya Banerjee

Assistant Professor


August 2018-Present
Assistant Professor
University of Tennessee

June 2015-July 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

January 2014-May 2015
Postdoctoral Associate
University of Minnesota


  • First principles methods for the design, discovery and characterization of novel materials and structures
  • Energy materials
  • Usage of symmetry principles in various areas of science and engineering.
  • Multi-scale methods and algorithms
  • Mechanics of materials and structures, solid mechanics
  • Numerical analysis and scientific computation


PhD, Aerospace engineering & mechanics, University of Minnesota, 2013
MS, Aerospace engineering & mechanics, University of Minnesota, 2011
MS, Mathematics, University of Minnesota, 2011
BS, Aerospace engineering, 2007

Professional Service

Reviewer for the journals: Nanoscale, Journal of Computational Physics, Mechanics Research Communications, Chemical Physics Letters, International Journal of Solids and Structures, SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing

Awards and Recognitions

  • US Junior Oberwolfach Fellowship, 2013
  • John A. & Jane Dunning Copper Fellowship, 2008,University of Minnesota
  • Summer Fellowship, 2008, University of Minnesota
  • Best B.Tech Project, 2007, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India


A.S. Banerjee, L. Lin, P. Suryanarayana, C. Yang and J.E. Pask (2018): Two-level Chebyshev filter based complementary subspace method: pushing the envelope of large-scale electronic structure calculations; Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation; Volume 14 (6), Pages 2930–2946.

W. Hu, L. Lin, A.S. Banerjee, E. Vecharynski and C. Yang (2017): Adaptively Compressed Exchange Operator for Large Scale Hybrid Density Functional Calculations with Applications to the Adsorption of Water on Silicene; Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation; Volume 13 (3), Pages 1188–1198.

A. S. Banerjee, L. Lin, W. Hu, C. Yang and J.E. Pask (2016): Chebyshev polynomial filtered subspace iteration in the Discontinuous Galerkin method for large-scale electronic structure calculations; The Journal of Chemical Physics; Volume 145 (15), 154101.

A.S. Banerjee and P. Suryanarayana (2016): Cyclic Density Functional Theory : A route to the first principles simulation of bending in nanostructures; Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids; Volume 96, Pages 605-631. 

A.S. Banerjee, P. Suryanarayana and J.E. Pask (2016): Periodic Pulay method for robust and efficient convergence acceleration of self-consistent field iterations; Chemical Physics Letters; Volume 647, Pages 31-35. 

A.S. Banerjee, R. S. Elliott and R. D. James (2015): A spectral scheme for Kohn-Sham density functional theory of clusters. Journal of Computational Physics; Volume 287, Pages 226-253. 

A.S. Banerjee, A.C. Manda! and J. Dey (2006): Particle image velocimetry studies of an incipient spot in the Blasius boundary layer. Experiments in Fluids; Volume 40 (6), Pages, 928-941. 

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