Debangshu Mukherjee

R&D Associate Scientist

Dr. Debangshu Mukherjee is a Research Scientist at the Computational Sciences & Engineering Division (CSED), which he joined in 2021 after finishing his postdoc at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS), ORNL. His research focuses on interfacing high-performance GPGPU computing with electron microscopes, emphasizing microscope automation and rapid high-dimensional data processing. During his postdoctoral research at CNMS, he developed 4D-STEM techniques to map out strain across interfaces and created the STEMTool Python package for analyzing electron microscopy datasets. Before joining ORNL, Debangshu obtained his Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University, where his research focused on using aberration-corrected STEM to measure the structure of ferroelectric domain walls.


  • 05/2018 - The Pennsylvania State University University; Ph.D.; Materials Science & Engineering
  • 05/2013 - Boston University; M.S.; Materials Science & Engineering
  • 07/2011 - Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur; M.Tech.; Metallurgical Engineering
  • 05/2010 - Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur; B.Tech. (Hons.); Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Professional Experience:

  • 06/2021 - present - R&D Associate, CSED, ORNL
  • 06/2018 - 04/2021 - Postdoctoral Research Associate, CNMS, ORNL

M&M Postdoctoral Scholar Award (2020)

Dean's Fellowship, Boston University (2011)

Best Bachelor's Thesis, IIT Kharagpur (2010)

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Mukherjee D., Prokhorenko S., Miao L., Wang K., Bousquet E., Gopalan V. and Alem N.; Atomic-scale measurement of polar entropy. Physical Review B 100(10):104102

Young J., Moon E.J., Mukherjee D., Stone G., Gopalan V., Alem N., May S.J. and Rondinelli J.M.; Polar oxides without inversion symmetry through vacancy and chemical order. Journal of the American Chemical Society 139(7):2833-2841

Zhang H.T., Zhang L., Mukherjee D., Zheng Y.X., Haislmaier R.C., Alem N. and Engel-Herbert R.; Wafer-scale growth of VO2 thin films using a combinatorial approach. Nature Communications 6:8475

Azizi A., Eichfeld S., Geschwind G., Zhang K., Jiang B., Mukherjee D., Hossain L., Piasecki A.F., Kabius B., Robinson J.A. and Alem N; Freestanding van der Waals heterostructures of graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides. ACS Nano 9(5):4882-489

Sahu R.K., Mukherjee D., Tiwari J.P., Mishra T., Roy S.K. and Pathak L.C.; Influence of foreign Fe ions on wet chemical synthesis of Pt nanoparticle thin films at ambient temperature: in situ versus direct addition. Journal of Materials Chemistry 19(37):6810-6815