• Professor
Sarbajit Banerjee

Research Interests

    • Solid-State and Materials Chemistry
    • Nanoscale Materials
    • Electronic Structure, Chemical Imaging, and X-ray Spectroscopy
    • Thin Films and Coatings
    • Light Metals and Nanocomposites

Awards & Honors

  • Journal of Physical Chemistry C Lectureship Award (2013)
  • Scialog Fellow, Research Corporation for Science Advancement (2013)
  • TMS Young Leader Professional Development Award (2013)
  • MIT Technology Review TR35 Award (Top 35 Young Innovators under the age of 35) (2012)
  • State University of New York Visionary Innovator Award (2010)
  • Cottrell Scholar Award, Research Corporation for Science Advancement (2010)
  • ExxonMobil Solid State Chemistry Faculty Fellowship, American Chemical Society (2010)
  • Areas of Interest Solid-State and Materials Chemistry Nanoscale Materials Electronic Structure, Chemical Imaging, and X-ray Spectroscopy Thin Films and Coatings Light Metals and Nanocomposites

Selected Publications

  • Sean W. Depner, Nicholas D. Cultrara, Yueling Qin, Katie E. Farley, and Sarbajit Banerjee,* Ferroelastic Domain Organization and Precursor Control of Size in Solution-Grown Hafnium Dioxide Nanorods, ACS Nano 2014, 8, 4678-4688.
  • Brian J. Schultz, Robert V. Dennis, Vincent Lee, and Sarbajit Banerjee,* An Electronic Structure Perspective of Graphene Interfaces, Nanoscale 2014, 6, 3444-3466 (invited Feature Article).
  • Luis R. DeJesus, Robert V. Dennis, Sean W. Depner, Cherno Jaye, Daniel A. Fischer, and Sarbajit Banerjee,* Inside and Outside: X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Mapping of Chemical Domains in Graphene Oxide. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2013, 4, 3144?3151.
  • Peter Marley, Adam A. Stabile, Chun Pui Kwan, Sujay Singh, G. Sambandamurthy,* and Sarbajit Banerjee,* Charge Disproportionation, Charge Ordering, and Voltage-Induced Metal-Insulator Transitions Evidenced in ß-PbxV2O5 Nanowires, Advanced Functional Materials 2013, 23, 153-160.
  • Lasantha T. Viyannalage, Vincent Lee, Robert V. Dennis, and Sarbajit Banerjee,* From Grignard's Reagents to Well-Defined Mg Nanostructures: Distinctive Electrochemical and Solution Reduction Routes, Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 5169-5171.
  • Luisa Whittaker, Tai-Lung Wu, Adam Stabile, G. Sambandamurthy,* and Sarbajit Banerjee,* Single-Nanowire Raman Microprobe Studies of Doping-, Temperature-, and Voltage-Induced Metal-Insulator Transitions of WxV1-xO2 Nanowires, ACS Nano 2011, 5, 8861-8867.
  • Brian J. Schultz, Christopher J. Patridge, Vincent Lee, Cherno Jaye, Patrick D. Lysaght, Casey Smith, Joel Barnett, Daniel A. Fischer, David Prendergast,* Sarbajit Banerjee,* Imaging Local Electronic Corrugations and Doped Regions in Graphene, Nature Commun., 2011, 2, 372/1-372/8.
  • Kenneth R. Kort and Sarbajit Banerjee,* Shape-Controlled Synthesis of Well-Defined Matlockite LnOCl (Ln: La, Ce, Gd, Dy) Nanocrystals by a Novel Non-Hydrolytic Approach, Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50, 5539-5544.
  • Luisa Whittaker, Tai-Lung Wu, Christopher J. Patridge, G. Sambandamurthy, and Sarbajit Banerjee,* Distinctive Finite Size Effects on the Phase Diagram and Metal—Insulator Transitions of Tungsten-Doped Vanadium(IV) Oxide, J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 5580 - 5592 (also featured as the front cover of the Journal of Materials Chemistry).
  • Luisa Whittaker, Christopher J. Patridge, and Sarbajit Banerjee,* Microscopic and Nanoscale Perspective of the Metal—Insulator Phase Transitions of VO2 : Some New Twists to an Old Tale, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2011, 2, 745-758 (also featured as the front cover of the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters).
  • Christopher J. Patridge, Tai-Lung Wu, Cherno Jaye, Bruce Ravel, Esther S. Takeuchi, Daniel A. Fischer, G. Sambandamurthy,* and Sarbajit Banerjee,* Synthesis, Spectroscopic Characterization, and Observation of Massive Metal—Insulator Transitions in Nanowires of a Non-stoichiometric Vanadium Oxide Bronze. Nano Lett. 2010, 10, 2448-2453.
  • Vincent Lee, Luisa Whittaker, Cherno Jaye, Kristen M. Baroudi, Daniel A. Fischer, and Sarbajit Banerjee,* Large-Area Chemically Modified Graphene Films: Electrophoretic Deposition and Characterization by Soft X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy. Chem. Mater. 2009, 29, 3905-3916.
  • Luisa Whittaker, Cherno Jaye, Zugen Fu, Daniel A. Fischer, and Sarbajit Banerjee,* Depressed Phase Transition in Solution-Grown VO2 Nanostructures. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 8884-8894.
  • Jesus M. Velazquez and Sarbajit Banerjee,* Catalytic Growth of Single-Crystalline V2O5 Nanowire Arrays. Small, 2009, 5, 1025-1029.