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College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Sourav  Banerjee

Title: Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing
Phone: 803-777-4596
Fax: 803-777-0106
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
i-MAPS Lab



Dr. Banerjee's expertise and fundamental research interests are in the general areas of Acousto-Ultrasonic Multi-scale Imaging and Physics based Multi-scale Predictive Model for Engineering and Biological materials.

His laboratory has developed two novel techniques called a) QUIC (Quantitative Ultrasonic Imaging and Characterization) for Engineering Materials & b) Q-ACT (Quantitative Acoustic Contrast Tomography) for Biological materials to provide useful observable parameters at the bridging scales that are essential for multi-scale predictive models (MPM) and multi-scale information migration (MIM) techniques used in material modeling, predictive damage precursor, health monitoring, biological-behavioral modeling and characterization. His primary expertise also includes ultrasonic wave modeling using Distributed Point Source Method (DPSM), ultrasonic data analysis & interpretation.

Dr. Banerjee's current research focuses are:

  • Precursor/Incubation of damage prediction in Metallic Alloys, Polymer Matrix Composite (PMC) for aerospace applications and Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC) for gas power & nuclear power applications at high temperatures using QUIC
  • Predictive multi-scale models for pathogenic colonies to predict and quantify their pathogenicity (i.e. secretion of toxin) using Q-ACT
  • Ultrasonic Guided wave based health monitoring for aerospace structures
  • Understanding ultrasonic wave field in periodic structures to design and fabricate phononic metamaterials and phononic sensors.

Dr. Banerjee's other research interests include Smart & Adaptive Structures, Material Assessment, Multifunctional Metamaterials, Health Monitoring, Characterization of Structural, Biological Materials.


  • Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics (Major) & Applied Mathematics (Minor), University of Arizona, Tucson, August 2005.
  • M.S., Structural Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, India.
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Bengal Engineering College (D.U), India, May 2000.


  • Achenbach Medal to recognize the outstanding contribution as a young researcher in the field of structural health monitoring. IWSHM 2011.
  • DAAD Scholar, 2001. Honored by German Academic Exchange Program Service, Germany.

Selected Publications

  • Ahmed, R., Banerjee, S., A Sub-Wavelength Scale Acoustoelastic Sonic Crystal for Harvesting Energies at very Low Frequencies (<~1 KHz) using Controlled Geometric Configurations, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, DOI: 10.1177/1045389X16645863.
  • Lin, X., Terejanu, G., Shrestha, S., Banerjee, S., Chanda, A., (2016) Bayesian Model Selection Framework for Identifying Growth Patterns in Filamentous Fungi, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Vol. 398, pp. 85-95.
  • Patra, S., Banerjee, S., Terejanu, G., Chanda, A., (2015) Subsurface pressure profiling: a novel mathematical paradigm for computing colony pressures on substrate during fungal infections, Nature, Scientific Reports 5, 12928
  • Dongyu X, Cheng, X., Banerjee, S., Huang, S., (2015), Dielectric and electromechanical properties of modified cement/polymer based 1-3 connectivity piezoelectric composites containing inorganic fillers, Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 114, pp. 72-78
  • Ahmed, R., Banerjee, S., (2014), "Low Frequency Energy scavenging using sub-wave length scale acousto-elastic metamaterial", AIP Advances 4, 117114 (2014)
  • Banerjee, S., Gummadidala PM, Rima RA, Ahmed RU, Kenne GJ, Mitra C, Gomaa OM, Hill J, McFadden S, Banaszek N, Fayad R, Terejanu G,Chanda A, (2014), "Quantitative acoustic contrast tomography reveals unique multiscale physical fluctuations during aflatoxin synthesis in Aspergillus parasiticus", Fungal Genetics and Biology, Oct 10. pii: S1087-1845(14)00189-3. doi: 10.1016/j.fgb.2014.10.006
  • Banerjee, S., Ahmed, R., (2013) Precursor/Incubation of Multi-scale Damage State Quantification using Hybrid Microcontinuum Field Theory and High Frequency Ultrasonic, IEEE Transaction on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectric and Frequency Control, Vol. 60, No. 6, pp. 1141-1151
  • Shelke, A., Banerjee, S., Kundu, T., Amjad, U., Grill, W.,(2011) 'Multi Scale Damage State Estimation in Composites Using Nonlocal Kernel: An Experimental Validation', International Journal of Solids and Structures, Volume 48, Issues 7-8, April 2011, Pages 1219-1228
  • Banerjee, S., Qing, X. P., Beard, S., Chang, F. K., (2009) 'Prediction of Progressive Damage States at the Hot Spots using Statistical Estimation', Journal of Intelligent Materials Systems and Structures, Vol. 21 (6), pp.595-605
  • Banerjee, S., Das, S., Kundu, T., Placko, D., (2009) "Controlled Space Radiation Concept for Mesh-Free Semi-Analytical Technique to Model Wave Fields in Complex Geometries", Ultrasonics, Vol. 49(8), pp. 615-622, 2009 
  • Banerjee, S., Kundu, T., (2008). "Elastic Wave Field Computation in Multilayered Non-Planar Solid Structures: A Mesh-free Semi-Analytical Approach", Journal of Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 123 (3), pp. 1371-1382
  • Banerjee, S., Kundu, T., (2006). "Elastic Wave Propagation in Sinusoidally Corrugated Wave Guides", Journal of Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 119 (4), pp. 2006-2017
  • Banerjee, S., Kundu, T., (2006). "Symmetric and Anti-symmetric Rayleigh-Lamb modes in Sinusoidally corrugated waveguides: An Analytical approach", International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 43. pp. 6551-6567