Debangshu Mukherjee

R&D Associate Scientist

Dr. Debangshu Mukherjee is a Research Scientist in the Multimodal Data Analytics Group at the Computational Sciences & Engineering Division, after finishing his postdoc at CNMS from 2018 to 2021. His current research focuses on interfacing high performance GPGPU computing with electron microscopes. Before joining as a staff, during his postdoctoral research he developed 4D-STEM techniques to map out strain across interfaces, and created the STEMTool Python package for analyzing electron microscopy datasets. Prior to joining ORNL, Debangshu obtained his PhD from The Pennsylvania State University in 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


Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences


M&M Postdoctoral Scholar Award (2020)
Dean's Fellowship, Boston University (2011)
Best Bachelor's Thesis, IIT Kharagpur (2010)

Other Publications

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