Welcome! Welcome to TatsatBanerjee.in, my personal website!Eventually, I came to Baltimore in August 2016, to enroll in Hopkins as an international doctoral student.
I am Tatsat Banerjee. Currently I am a first year student of the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering of Johns Hopkins University. My homepage on Hopkins domain is available on: pages.jh.edu/~tbanerj2/. Broadly speaking, I am interested in applying principles of nanoscience, material chemistry, and chemical engineering in the domain of healthcare technology. Are you feeling interested? Great! Please feel free to have a closer look on the Research Interests page of this site.
I was born and brought up at Kolkata (yes, at "the city of joy"). I have spent twenty one wonderful years there, almost continuously, before shifting to Kanpur in 2014. I have successfully completed my school education from Hindu School, Kolkata - the institution from where the modern (aka European) education system was started its journey in India. It is probably worth mentioning here that it is the place where I enjoyed the spark of my first love for the fascinating molecular phenomena of materials. And since then, the passion for material chemistry only intensified with time till date.
After spending long time (1999 to 2010, to be precise) there, I joined the Department of Chemical Engineering of Jadavpur University (JU) in 2010 as an undergraduate student. Subsequently, in the summers of 2012 and 2013, I was at IIT Kanpur (where I was under the supervision of Prof. Sri Sivakumar), under two SURGE programs, to ponder over the directed self-assembly of nanoparticles and three dimensional photonic crystals. On the other hand, for my bachelor's thesis at JU, I worked on the overall photocatalytic water splitting, under Prof Alakananda Mukherjee. Finally, I have completed my Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering degree with First Class Honors, from JU, in 2014.
In the same year, I returned to Kanpur again, to pursue my master degree from the the Department of Chemical Engineering of IIT Kanpur (My homepage on IITK domain is still available on: home.iitk.ac.in/~tatsatb). This time, I worked under the guidance of Prof. Ashutosh Sharma and Prof. Sri Sivakumar, for my thesis project. I developed a "click" chemistry based generic protocol to fabricate functional nanostructure for application in two diverse application: in Near Infrared cell imaging and in photonic bandgap materials (the details of all the projects are delineated in the Projects page of this site). In June 2016, I finally received the degree of Master of Technology from IIT Kanpur.
Apart from chemical engineering, material chemistry, or biotechnology, I find my pleasure in writing, reciting, acting, debating, and in any other activities that need critical thinking! Now this website is basically an attempt to create an official online presentation of myself, in a concise manner. Please feel free to browse! And feel free to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions about this site.
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