My Resume

Profile

A researcher with a passion for using unique ways to utilize polymer chemistry to create advanced flexible devices, combining nanotechnology with polymer research. As a passionate team player, I collaborate with cross-functional teams to communicate ideas and lead effectively. My focus on achieving results in a sustainable manner has enabled me to create innovative solutions for complex materials.


Skills & Competencies

  • Polymer rheology, processing, 3D printing
  • Electromechanical characterization
  • Conducting, dielectric, semiconducting polymers
  • ANSYS Fluent
  • Data analysis with OriginLab, MATLAB
  • SEM, Optical microscopy, thermal imaging
  • AutoCAD
  • Fluent in French, English, Hindi, Bengali
  • Novel Materials Development

Education
Ph. D.  (August 2017 – May 2020)
Fiber and Polymer Science, Minor: Materials Science and Engineering
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY | GPA: 3.80 | Advisor: Dr. Tushar K. Ghosh

M. S.  (August 2015 – December 2017)
Textile Engineering
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY | GPA: 3.84 | Advisor: Dr. Tushar K. Ghosh

B. S.  (August 2011 – May 2015)
Fibers and Textile Processing Technology, Minor: Chemical Engineering
INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY, MUMBAI | GPA: 3.90


EXPERIENCE
Graduate Research Assistant, North Carolina State University (November 2015 – Present)
Flexible Thermoelectric Fabrics using SWCNT-based polymer semiconductors

  • Implement new research to develop thermoelectric fabrics with innovative fabric design
  • Increased efficiency by 300% for polymeric thermoelectric materials using carbon nanotubes
  • Implement fabrication techniques to develop novel & flexible SWCNT-polymer composites
  • Create a custom-built semiconductor evaluation setup for prototype analysis

Fiber Based Active Sensors using electrically conducting, UV curable polymers

  • Fabricate polymer-based e-textile sensors for human healthcare and pressure monitoring
  • Design and fabricate custom 3-D printer for additive manufacturing of sensors
  • Characterize and improve electrical conductivity of polymeric sensor by 70%
  • Evaluate electromechanical properties of polymer sensors with load transducers and LCRs
  • Collaborate with Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering

Carbon and Carbon Nanotube Based UV Light Responsive Soft Actuator

  • Design film-based polymeric actuators with actuation strains of 5% within 8 seconds
  • Measured the Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE) of actuator materials

Graduate Research Assistant, Eastman Project (November 2016 – March 2017)

  • Analyzed thermal data from phase change materials to measure their performance
  • Solved thermal coefficient measurement problem by developing novel measurement method

Undergraduate Intern, Colorband Dyestuff Pvt. Ltd. (April 2014 – May 2014)

  • Applied industry standards to evaluate the wash and wear performance of dyes on fabrics
  • Communicated research findings effectively to an interdisciplinary team of engineers

Undergraduate Intern, National Textile Corporation (December 2013 – January 2014)

  • Analyzed manufacturing plant to suggest improvements in efficiency of cotton manufacturing
  • Suggested solutions that could lead to 20% reduction in waste cotton

Publications
·  K. Chatterjee, T. Ghosh “3D Printing of Textiles: Potential Roadmap Beyond the Hype” (Accepted), ADVANCED MATERIALS, 2018

·  K. Chatterjee*, T. Agcayazi*, A. Bozkurt, T. Ghosh “Flexible Interconnects for Electronic Textiles”, ADVANCED MATERIALS TECHNOLOGIES, 2018, 1700277 (*equal contribution)

·  A. Kapoor, M. McKnight, K. Chatterjee, T. Agcayazi, H. Kausche, A. Bozkurt, T. Ghosh “Toward Fully Manufacturable, Fiber Assembly-Based Concurrent Multimodal and Multifunctional Sensors for e-Textiles”, ADVANCED MATERIALS TECHNOLOGIES, 2018, 1800281

·  J. Tabor, K. Chatterjee, T. Ghosh “Thermophysicological Comfort System Based on Smart Textiles” (Invited Paper), ADVANCED MATERIALS TECHNOLOGIES, 2018

·  X. Fang, K. Chatterjee, A. Kapoor, T. Ghosh, “Fibers as sensors and actuators” (Accepted) in HANDBOOK OF FIBROUS MATERIALS, Vol. 2 (Ed: Jinlian Hu), Wiley-VCH Books, 2018.

·  A. Kapoor, M. McKnight, K. Chatterjee, T. Agcayazi, H. Kausche, T. Ghosh, A. Bozkurt, “Soft, flexible 3D printed fibers for capacitive tactile sensing “, at 2016 IEEE SENSORS

·   K. Chatterjee, “Kickstarting the Arts”, Helter-Skelter Online Magazine, 2014

·   K. Chatterjee, “Happiness is a tough nut to crack for the thinking teen”, The Sunday Guardian, 2014


ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND AWARDS
·   TECHTEXTIL 2018, ATLANTA: Symposium Speaker, New Innovations and Technology in Smart Textiles

·   SPIE SMART STRUCTURES + NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION 2018, DENVER: Winner of Student Travel Grant Award and Presenter, A Novel Photoresponsive Soft Actuator for Morphing Applications

·   COMSCICON TRIANGLE 2018, RALEIGH: Trained as a Science Communicator

·   CAROLINA SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM 2017, RALEIGH: 3rd Place Poster Award, Novel Fiber Based Sensors for Prosthetic Environment Monitoring

·   SOCIETY FOR BIOMATERIALS’ BIOMATERIALS DAY 2017, RALEIGH: Best Poster Award, Novel Fiber Based Sensors for Prosthetic Environment Monitoring


LEADERSHIP ROLES
President, Graduate Women in Science – Research Triangle Chapter (Jul ’18 – Present)
·        Lead a team and delegate tasks to carry out science outreach and engage local communities

·        Established a travel grant for graduate students using financial resources judiciously

·        Organize science outreach events, especially in counties with no active STEM organizations


Membership Secretary, Graduate Women in Science – Research Triangle Chapter (Jul ’17 – Jun ’18)

·        Led fundraiser events to increase membership by 50% and to meet funding goals

·        Organized science experiments for 75 schoolchildren in collaboration with Young Women in Bio

·        Panelist for Women Engineers Panel at Chatham County Community College in collaboration with American Association of University Women (AAUW)


Literary Club Secretary, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (May ’13 – Jun ’14)

·        Led literary club activities and worked as Editor-in-Chief of The Spirit of ICT Newsletter

·        Organized the LitFest – a weeklong event comprising of poetry, plays, and creative writing

·        Established the Books and Movies Club of ICT for all students to attend and foster creative discussions


VOLUNTEER WORK
MENTOR FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS, MEREDITH COLLEGE (Jan ’18 – Apr ’18)

·        Advocate for women in the undergraduate program who need career guidance and counselling

·        Foster an environment of collaboration and leadership, helping students achieve career growth

ANIMAL CARETAKER, SPCA OF WAKE COUNTY (Jan ’18 – Present)