Dr. Dilip K. Banerjee is a research engineer in the Structures Group of the Materials and Structural Systems Division (MSSD) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He received his Ph.D. from The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL in 1992 in Materials Engineering (an interdisciplinary program among Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering Mechanics Departments). His Ph.D. dissertation included the development of a 3-dimensional finite element model for modeling heat transfer. He received his MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1999.
Dr. Banerjee worked as a senior scientist in UES, Inc. (headquartered in Dayton, Ohio) for 9 years following his Ph.D. He was one of the developers of the commercial finite element software, ProCAST used for modeling fluid flow, heat transfer, and stress distribution in castings. In 2000, he joined the General Electric Company as a leader of the software quality group in its Information Systems Division.
Dr. Banerjee joined NIST in December, 2002 as a program manager in the Advanced Technology Program. He served as a co-chair of the ATP's proposal selection board in 2004. He also briefly served as a Senior Program Manager in the Standards Services Division at Technology Services in NIST. He joined the Structures Group in BFRL in February 2007. His current research work involves studying the effects of fire in structures. He has also been working with the Scientific Applications and Visualization Group at ITL to develop a 3-D visualization capability to display the real time thermal and structural behavior of structural components exposed to fire.
Dr. Banerjee has an extensive background in numerical modeling. He worked in the technical team to investigate the failure of the World Trade Center Building 7. He also contributed to the development of the "Best Practice Guidelines for Structural Fire Resistance Design of Concrete and Steel Buildings" document. His current interest is in modeling the thermal effects of fire in structures. He has also done extensive research on modeling the thermophysical properties of materials based on the thermodynamics. His other interests include developing engineering software and computational algorithms.
Dr. Banerjee received the "Outstanding Achievement Award" from the General Electric Company in 2002. He is also the recipient of the "The John Deere Outstanding Graduate Student Award" from The University of Alabama in 1991. He was also recognized for outstanding services by the ATP Director in 2005.
Dr. Banerjee authored about 30 scientific publications and is an American Society for Quality Certified Software Quality Engineer. He is also General Electric Company certified "Six Sigma Green Belt."