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Parag Banerjee

Parag Banerjee

Associate Professor,
Undergraduate Program Director

Phone: 407-823-0190
Office: Research I, Room 208
Website: Banerjee Lab


Professional Experience:

  • Process Engineer, Micron Technology Inc., 2000-2006
  • Assistant Professor, Washington University, St. Louis, 2011-2018


  • Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 2011
  • M.S., Washington State University, 2000
  • B.E., Indian Institute of Technology, 1998


  • Morphology: Thin films, nanoparticles, nanowires
  • Systems: Metals, metal oxides, nitrides, sulphides, organic-inorganic hybrid


  • Atomic Layer Deposition
  • Chemical Vapor Deposition
  • Electrochemical Deposition

Fundamental and applications:

  • Chemical transformations on atomically engineered surfaces
  • Electronic and optoelectronic transport in quantum confined systems
  • Gao, Z.; Hussain, M. M. R.; de Ceglia, D.; Vincenti, M. A.; Sarangan, A.; Agha, I.; Scalora, M.; Haus, J. A.; Banerjee, P., Unraveling delocalized electrons in metal induced gap states from second harmonics. Phys. Lett. 2017,111, 161601.
  • Chen, X.; Myung, Y.; Thind, A. S.; Gao, Z.; Yin, B.; Shen, M.; Cho, S. B.; Cheng, P.; Sadtler, B.; Mishra, R.; Banerjee, P., Atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition of methylammonium bismuth iodide thin films. Mater. Chem. A 2017, 5, 24728 – 24739.
  • Banerjee, S.; Yang, J.; Wu, J.; Heredia, M.; Gao, Z.; Myung, Y.; Rezvanian, O.; Banerjee, P., Phase and stress evolution of Si swarf in the diamond-coated wire sawing of Si ingots. J. Adv. Manuf. Technol. 2016, 89 (1-4), 735-742.
  • Wu, F.; Banerjee, S.; Li, H.; Myung, Y.; Banerjee, P., Indirect Phase Transformation of CuO to Cu2O on a Nanowire Surface. Langmuir 2016, 32 (18), 4485-4493.
  • Wang, W.-N.; Wu, F.; Myung, Y.; Niedzwiedzki, D. M.; Im, H. S.; Park, J.; Banerjee, P.; Biswas, P., * co-corresponding authors, Surface Engineered CuO Nanowires with ZnO Islands for CO2 Photoreduction ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7 (10), 5685–5692.
  • Myung, Y.; Wu, F.; Banerjee, S.; Stoica, A.; Hongxia, Z.; Lee, S.-S.; Fortner, J.; Yang, L.; Banerjee, P., Highly conducting, n-type Bi12O15Cl6 nanosheets with superlattice-like structure. Mater. 2015, 27 (22), 7710–7718.
  • Wu, F.; Tian, L.; Kanjolia, R.; Singamaneni, S.; Banerjee, P., Plasmonic Metal-to-Semiconductor Switching in Au Nanorod-ZnO nanocomposite films. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2013, 5 (16), 7693-7.
  • Banerjee, P.; Lee, W.-J.; Bae, K.-R.; Lee, S. B.; Rubloff, G. W., Structural, electrical, and optical properties of atomic layer deposition Al-doped ZnO films. Appl. Phys. 2010, 108 (4), 043504.
  • Banerjee, P.; Conklin, D.; Nanayakkara, S.; Park, T.-H.; Therien, M. J.; Bonnell, D. A., Plasmon-Induced Electrical Conduction in Molecular Devices. ACS Nano 2010, 4 (2), 1019-1025.
  • Banerjee, P.; Perez, I.; Henn-Lecordier, L.; Lee, S. B.; Rubloff, G. W., Nanotubular metal-insulator-metal capacitor arrays for energy storage. Nat. Nanotech. 2009, 4 (5), 292-296.
  • American Vacuum Society
  • The Electrochemical Society
  • The American Association for the Advancement of Science