dr.ing. A. Banerjee (Aayan)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I have a passion for solving in-depth and challenging problems in (electro-)catalysis, reactor design and control. This passion stems from strong foundations that I developed during my Masters in Mechanical Engineering at University of Minnesota, PhD in Chemical Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Postdoctoral research in Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion at Imperial College London.
At UT, I am now leveraging those foundations to investigate and teach the fundamental physico-chemical phenomena across multiple scales that govern the performance and life of next-gen (electro-)chemical devices that will help accelerate the energy transition.

For more information, please visit https://www.utwente.nl/en/tnw/cpm/research/S2SM/


Engineering & Materials Science
Regenerative Fuel Cells
Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (Sofc)


We aim to develop a multi-scale understanding to reliably design and control next generation (electro)chemical technologies via the use of high-fidelity integrated model frameworks that  start from nanomaterial surface models and go all the way up to process flowsheet models. To do this, we use a hierarchical approach that combines micro-kinetic reaction modelling, structural evolution modelling, continuum transport modelling and machine learning. We combine this with tailor-made experiments to help parametrize and validate our models.

We have successfully applied such a holistic framework to study high temperature ceramic membrane-based fuel cells and electrolysers and are now extending it to Li-ion and redox-flow batteries as well as thermo-catalytic fixed-bed/membrane reactors.

For more information, please visit https://www.utwente.nl/en/tnw/cpm/research/S2SM/


Williams, N. J., Seymour, I. D., Leah, R. T. , Banerjee, A., Mukerjee, S., & Skinner, S. J. (2022). Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of mixed ionic-electronic conductive electrodes and their interfaces: a Ni/CGO study. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 10(20), 11121-11130. https://doi.org/10.1039/D1TA07351F
Wehrle, L., Wang, Y., Boldrin, P., Brandon, N. P., Deutschmann, O. , & Banerjee, A. (2022). Optimizing Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Performance to Re-evaluate Its Role in the Mobility Sector. ACS Environmental Au, 2(1), 42-64. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsenvironau.1c00014
Chowdhury, R., Zhao, Y., Xia, Y., Ouyang, M., Brandon, N. , & Banerjee, A. (2021). Revisiting the promise of Bi-layer graded cathodes for improved Li-ion battery performance. Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 5(20), 5193-5204. https://doi.org/10.1039/D1SE01077H
Wehrle, L., Schmider, D., Dailly, J. , Banerjee, A., & Deutschmann, O. (2021). Model-based optimization of solid oxide electrolysis cells and stacks for powerto- gas applications. In ECS Transactions (1 ed., Vol. 103, pp. 545-554). (ECS Transactions; Vol. 103, No. 1). IOP Publishing Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1149/10301.0545ecst
Wiranarongkorn, K. , Banerjee, A., Deutschmann, O., & Arpornwichanop, A. (2020). Performance analysis and temperature gradient of solid oxide fuel cell stacks operated with bio-oil sorption-enhanced steam reforming. International journal of hydrogen energy, 45(21), 12108-12120. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2020.02.120
Xing, X., Lin, J., Brandon, N. , Banerjee, A., & Song, Y. (2020). Time-Varying Model Predictive Control of a Reversible-SOC Energy-Storage Plant Based on the Linear Parameter-Varying Method. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 11(3), 1589-1600. [8782575]. https://doi.org/10.1109/TSTE.2019.2932103

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