Kaustav Banerjee

Kaustav Banerjee

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering


(805) 893-3337
4151 Harold Frank Hall

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Fellow of: 

American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Physical Society; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; Japan Society for the Promotion of Science


Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award, UCSB Academic Senate; IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award; Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award, Humboldt Foundation; Thesis Advisor to three Lancaster Dissertation Award winners; Thesis Advisor to three IEEE EDS PhD Student Fellowship Award winners; Highly Cited Researcher, Clarivate Analytics


Computer Engineering, Photonics & Electronics, Micro & Nano Technology

Banerjee is one of the world’s leading innovators in the field of nanoelectronics. His current research focuses on the physics, technology, and applications of two-dimensional (2D) materials, such as graphene, for designing next-generation energy-efficient electronics, photonics, and bioelectronics. His pioneering contributions to nanoscale interconnect design and their energy-efficient solutions, particularly 3D integrated circuits, have been widely adopted and commercialized by the IC industry. His pathbreaking innovations with 2D van der Waals materials and heterostructures are setting the stage for next-generation electronics. This includes the invention of the Kinetic Inductor that overcame a 200-year old Faraday-limit of the inductance density of conventional materials.


Specially Appointed Prof., Tokyo Institute of Technology; Visiting Prof., Universität der Bundeswehr München; Guest Prof., Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ.; Visiting Prof., Nanyang Technological Univ, Singapore; DRESDEN Fellow, Technical Univ. of Dresden


PhD Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley