Professor and Department Chair
453 Packard Lab
19 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Phone Number: 
(610) 758-4099
Arindam Banerjee

Areas of Research

Fluid Mechanics
Marine Renewable Energy
Turbulent Mixing
Pulmonary Fluid Dynamics


Prof. Banerjee's interest/expertise lies in multi-scale fluid-dynamics with emphasis on energy- and biological- systems. His research goal is to enhance our limited understanding of fundamental issues related to space and scale interactions in turbulent flows. The current research focus of his research group lies in:

  • Fluid dynamics in extreme environments: understanding hydrodynamics of inertial confinement fusion,
  • Renewable energy applications: River/Tidal and Wave energy harvesting, and,
  • Computational Pulmonary Therapeutics: Pulmonary drug delivery under different mechanical ventilation conditions.

Prof. Banerjee is the Associate Editor for ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering. He is also an Editorial Board member for the journal Renewable Energy. Research support for these efforts have been provided by the U.S. National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Office of Naval Research. Prior to joining Lehigh University, Prof. Banerjee served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri, Rolla (at Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) and as a post-doctoral fellow in Computational Physics at Los Alamos National Laboratory. 

Prof. Banerjee teaches undergraduate courses in Fluid Mechanics (ME231), Renewable Energy (ME364/464) and several graduate courses that include Unsteady and Turbulent Flows (ME424) and Measurements in Fluid Mechanics (ME450). 


Post-Doc: Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India