Jayanta Banerjee, Ph.D

Jayanta Banerjee, Ph.D



  • M.Ed
Queen’s University, Canada, 1987
  • Ph.D.
University of Waterloo, Canada, 1969
  • M.S.
University of Waterloo, Canada, 1966
  • B.S.
Jadavpur University, India, 1961


  • 2005-2006
Adjunct Faculty (Sabbatical), Advanced Mat. Research, University of South Florida
  • 1997-1998
Visiting Faculty (Sabbatical), University of Ottawa (Canada); University of Dayton, Ohio
  • 1989-Present
Professor, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
  • 1986-1989
Visiting Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
  • 1983-1986
Visiting Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Florida, Gainsville
  • 1983-1984
Mechanical Engineering Department, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
  • 1977-1983
Professor and Director, Department of Physical Sciences, Universidad Nacional Experimental del Táchira (UNET), San Cristóbal, Venezuela
  • 1973-1976
Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Universidad de los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela
  • 1970-1972
Assistant Prof., Univ. Del Valle, Colombia (CUSO, Canadian Program)

Academic and Professional Leadership

  • ASME
  • ASEE
  • VDI(GR)

Conference Publications

  • “Effects of Slurry Characteristics on the Surface Chemical and Tribological Properties during Copper Chemical Mechanical Planarization”, NSTI Symposium, Sta. Clara, CA, USA; May 2007.
  • “Some Tribological Aspects of Thin Film Copper During CMP”, Proc. ASME/STLE Intl. Joint Tribology Conf., San Antonio, TX; Oct. 23-25, 2006.
  • “Interuniversity Research Partnership in Nanomanufacturing”; Proc. 36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Educ.(FIE) Conf., San Diego, CA, Oct. 28-31, 2006
  • “Design and Implementation of a Graduate Course in Nanotribology”; Proc. 9th Intl. Conf. on Eng. Educ.; San Juan, PR, Puerto Rico; July 23-28, 2006.
  • “Specific Cutting Energy and Other Parameters Related to Machining of Composites: Effects of Friction and Lubrication”, (paper # 63137), World Tribology Congress III, Washington, D.C., USA; Sept. 12-15, 2005
  • (with Zheng, Z.) “A Study of Electromagnetic Forming Processes”, Proc. 3rd World Congress on Intelligent Manufacturing Processes and System, M.I.T. (Cambridge), pp. 421-424, 2000
  • “Surface Tribology and Plastic Deformation in Axisymmetric Compression”, International Tribology Conference (ASME), Toronto, Canada 1999.
  • “Evolutionary or Migratory Technology Transfer”, Proc. Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering, Toronto, Canada; Vol. 5, pp. 91-94; 1998
  • “Intelligent Materials Forming Processes: Current State-of-the-Art and Future Trends in Research”, prepared for the Second World Congress on Intelligent Manufacturing Processes and Systems (IMPS), Budapest, Hungary, June 10-13, 1997.
  • (with Moreno, M., and Collazo, W.) “A Comparison Between Metallic Alloys and Metal Matrix Composite During Plastic Compression With and Without Lubrication”, prepared for 5th Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics (PACAM), San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 2-4, 1997.
  • (with Collazo, W.) “Surface Tribology and Bulk Plastic Deformation During Axisymmetric Compression with Solid Lubricant”, accepted in International Manufacturing Engineering Conf., Storrs, Connecticut (USA), August 7-9, 1996
  • (With Moreno, M.) “Axisymmetric Compression of Composite Materials,” Proc. 12th U.S. National Cong. Appl. Mech., Seattle, Washington, USA; 1994; p. 450.
  • “Metalforming Experiments in An Instructional Laboratory,” Proc. Am. Soc. for Eng. Educ. (ASEE) Annual Conf., 1992, Vol. 1, pp. 907-912.


Major Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

  • (with Zheng, Z.) “A Study of Mechanical Inertia and the Related Thermal Effects During Electromagnetic Forming Process”, accepted for publication in Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Materials, London (UK)
  • (with Liang, M., and Rahamati, S.) “A Preliminary Comparative Experimental Study on Machining of An Al/SiC Composite Material and a Mild Steel”, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 101-112, 1999.
  • (with Moreno, M. and Collazo, W.) “Some Tribological Aspects of An Al-SiC Composite Under Axisymmetric Compression”, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Vol. 8, No.1, pp. 69-80., 1997
  • “The Gap Management”, International Journal of Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 175-177; 1997


  • NSF award for Summer Course in Nano-materials Design, Northwestern U., August 03
  • Invited Member of the International Program Committee, 2nd World Congress on Intelligent Manufacturing Processes and Systems, Budapest, Hungary (June 1997)
  • Listed in Most Admired Men and Women of the Year, 2nd. ed. (1994-95), American Biographical Institute, USA.
  • Listed in Who’s Who Among Asian Americans, premiere edition (1994-95), Gale Research Inc., U.S.A.
  • Overseas Specialist and Consultant ad honorem, Canadian University Services Overseas (CUSO), in Perú, 1980; currently with Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
  • National Science and Technology Research Council (CONICIT) award, Venezuela (1979)
  • Canadian Universities Graduate Merit Scholarship, 1985-86, 1966-68
  • Jadavpur University (India) Undergraduate Awards, 1957-61
Plastic Instability in Manufacturing Processes from the Standpoint of Energy Economy.


In manufacturing processes most of the energy in dissipated and a large part of it is lost in heat, mass and momentum transfer. Instead of “feed control” if we use “force control“, and optimize some of the governing parameters thereby,

We can save a lot of this lost energy in mass scale manufacturing processes like machining, forging, grinding, rolling, etc. that are performed in the light manufacturing industries in Puerto Rico, such as, in Hewlett Packard (HP), General Electric (GE) and in some of the pharmaceutical  manufacturing industries.