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Partha Banerjee

Department Chair; Professor

Full-Time Faculty


Email: Partha Banerjee
Phone: 937-229-3561 Email:

Fitz Hall Room 572 I


  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Iowa, 1983
  • M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Iowa, 1980
  • B.E. Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, 1979

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Dayton Area Associated Societies Council Research Award, 2012
  • University of Dayton Alumni Research Award, 2012
  • Fellow, Institute of Physics (FInstP), 2011
  • Fellow, SPIE, 1998
  • Fellow, Optical Society of America, 1995

Research Interests

  • Digital and Dynamic Holography
  • Metamaterials
  • Photorefractives
  • Acousto-optics

Courses Taught

  • Electromagnetics (undergraduate)
  • Laser Systems (undergraduate)
  • Fourier Optics (graduate)
  • Microelectronic Systems (graduate)
  • Electro-Optics Devices and Systems (graduate)
  • Nonlinear Optics (graduate)

Professional Activities

  • Technical Chair, OSA Digital Holography Topical Meeting, Shanghai, 2015
  • Technical Group Chair, Environmental Sensing, OSA, 2014-present
  • Topical Editor, Applied Optics, OSA, 2010-present
  • General Chair, OSA Digital Holography Topical Meeting, Miami, 2010

Selected Recent Publications


  • Jarem, John M., and Partha P. Banerjee. 2011. Computational methods for electromagnetic and optical systems. 2nd ed. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press. [with Solutions Manual]

Journal papers

  • Williams, L., P.P. Banerjee, G. Nehmetallah, and S. Praharaj. 2014. Holographic volume displacement calculations via multiwavelength digital holography. Appl. Opt. 53: 1597-1603.
  • Aylo, R., G. Nehmetallah, H. Li, and P.P. Banerjee. 2014. Multilayer periodic and random metamaterial structures: Analysis and applications. IEEE Access 2: 437-450.
  • Williams, L., G. Nehmetallah, and P.P. Banerjee. 2013. Digital tomographic compressive holographic reconstruction of three-dimensional objects in transmissive and reflective geometries. Appl. Opt. 52: 1702-1710.
  • Banerjee, P.P., D.R. Evans, W. Lee, V.Yu. Reshetnyak, and N. Tansu. 2013. Hybrid organic-inorganic materials for novel photonic applications. Appl. Opt. and Opt. Mat. Exp., joint feature issue editorial.
  • Liebig, C.M., S.H. Buller, P.P. Banerjee, S.A. Basun, P.-A. Blanche, J. Thomas, C.W. Christenson, N. Peyghambarian, and D.R. Evans. 2013. Achieving enhanced gain in photorefractive polymers by eliminating electron contributions using large bias fields. Opt. Exp. 21: 30392-30400.
  • Nehmetallah, G., R. Aylo, P. Powers, A. Sarangan, J. Gao, H. Li, A. Achari, and P.P. Banerjee. 2012. Co-sputtered SiC + Ag nanomixtures as visible wavelength negative index metamaterials. Opt. Exp. 20: 7095-7100.
  • Banerjee, P.P., S. Buller, C. Leibig, G. Cook, D. Evans, P. Blanche, J. Thomas, and N. Peyghambarian. 2012. Time dynamics of self-pumped reflection gratings in photorefractive polymers. J. Appl. Phys. 111, no. 013108.
  • Nehmetallah G., and P.P. Banerjee. 2012. Applications of analog and digital holography in three dimensional imaging. Invited paper, Advances in Optics and Photonics 4: 472-552.
  • Nehmetallah, G., R. Aylo, and P.P. Banerjee. 2011. Binary and core-shell nanoparticle dispersed liquid crystal cells for metamaterial applications. Nanophotonics 5, no. 051603: 1-15.
  • Aylo, R., P.P. Banerjee, and G. Nehmetallah. 2010. Perturbed multilayered structures of positive and negative index materials. J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B 27: 599-604.
  • Aylo, R., and P.P. Banerjee. 2010. Modeling propagation in negative index media using causal complex dispersion relations. J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B 27: 1583-1588.
  • Cook, G., J.L. Barnes, S.A. Basun, D.R. Evans, R.F. Ziolo, A. Ponce, V.Yu. Reshetnyak, A. Glushchenko, and P.P. Banerjee. 2010. Harvesting single ferroelectric domain stressed nanoparticles for optical and ferroic applications. J. Appl. Phys. 108: 1-1 – 1-5.