Meet EECS graduate student Arijit Banerjee



EECS graduate student Arijit Bannerjee

Where are you from and where did you complete your undergraduate studies?

I am from India. I completed my Bachelors degree from Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, India and Masters degree from Indian Insititute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.

What is your research about and why are you excited about your project?

My research is about designing high torque density electrical motors and its control. Presently I am working in one of its version where all the harmonics in the electrical machines are made to interact to produce useful torque. I am very passionate about electrical machines and its control. However, over the past hundred years or so, the technology has seen incremental changes. This research, if successful, can once again revolutionize electrical machine and its associated domains. It is always very exiciting when we can dream, create and implement new technology that will improve human life in some tangible form.

What do you like to do outside of research and academics?

I love to play harmonica. Although I am a novice but it helps me rejuveneting after a exhausting day. I am equally interested in cricket.

What are your career goals and future plans?

I would love to be a Professor at a world renowned university.  But prior to joining university, I would like be in an industrial setup for understanding its critical needs and further value addition.


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