Dr. Amartya Banerjee

Dr. Amartya Banerjee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UCLA, and leads the Ab Initio Simulations Laboratory. His research interests include first principles calculations, simulations of energy, quantum and biological materials, mechanics of materials and structures, applications of symmetry principles, multi-scale methods, numerical analysis and scientific computation.

Dr. Banerjee obtained his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics from the University of Minnesota in 2013, working with Professors Richard James and Ryan Elliott. He also holds M.S. degrees in Mathematics, and Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics from the University of Minnesota. He received his undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 2007. Prior to joining UCLA, he held postdoctoral appointments at the Computational Research Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (working with Prof. Lin Lin and Dr. Chao Yang), and at the University of Minnesota.


In addition to his appointment in Materials Science & Engineering, Dr. Banerjee is also currently affiliated with the California NanoSystems Institute and the Centre for Quantum Science and Engineering at UCLA.

A detailed version of Dr. Banerjee's CV can be found here.

A link to his Google Scholar page is here.

Outside of work, Dr. Banerjee is an avid scuba diver and maintains a YouTube channel.

Current Lab Members:

Hsuan Ming Yu (Peter) -- Ph.D. Student in Materials Science & Engineering.

Background: B.S. in Physics, UCLA

Shivang Agarwal -- M.S. Student in Electrical Engineering.

Background: B.Tech. Honors in Electrical Engineering, Minor in Materials Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, India

Olivia Liebman -- Ph.D. Student in Materials Science and Engineering.

Background: B.S. in Physics, UCLA, M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Past Lab Members:

Shihan Gao -- M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering (Graduated, 2020).

Background: Undergraduate degree in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China.