SANJOY BANERJEE, PhD
Dr. Banerjee is a Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of the newly-formed CUNY Energy Institute, headquartered at City College, City University of New York (CUNY). Until March 2008, Professor Banerjee was at UC Santa Barbara, where he had been since 1980 and has served as Chairman of the department. Previously, he held appointments at UC Berkeley, McMaster University (Canada), and Atomic Energy of Canada (AECL) —ultimately serving as AECL’s Acting Director of Applied Science.
Dr. Banerjee is currently a member of the US Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS), congressionally mandated to maintain oversight over nuclear power. Professor Banerjee also helped to establish several companies based on research collaborations including Metaheuristics LLC, Mindflash Technologies, and Gas Reaction Technologies Inc.
Prof. Banerjee also has served and serves as a consultant to several oil companies, including ExxonMobile (Houston), Shell (Amsterdam), Statoil (Stavanger), Det Norske Veritas (Oslo), Reliance (Mumbai) and ENI (Milano), as well as many chemical/pharma companies like Hoffmann LaRoche, Novartis and Novo Nordisk (Denmark).