Name Dr. Shaibal Banerjee
DesignationAssociate Professor HOD
Highest Qualification M.Sc. (IIT Roorke) Ph.D. (IIT Bombay)
Total Citations850
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(Brief Description / Abstract) :

Dr. Shaibal Banerjee obtained his  M.Sc. from the IIT Roorkee in 2001 and Ph.D. from IIT Bombay in 2007. His research area includes Energetic Materials, Organic Synthesis, nanomaterials. He joined as Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Chemistry, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (D.U.), Pune in 2010 and was promoted as Associate Professor in 2019. Presently he is the head of the Department of Applied Chemistry. Before joining the DIAT, he worked as a Postdoctoral Associate at Virginia Tech., USA, and City College of New York. He published several articles in SCI/SCIE/SCOPUS indexed Journals. Attended and presented conference papers at national and international conferences. Dr. Shaibal Banerjee also worked as a member of institutional committees and other administrative assignments.


  • 2007 Ph.D. IIT Bombay, 
  • 2001 M.Sc. IIT Roorkee

Professional Experience (Institution, Position and Period):

  • DIAT, Associate Professor 2019-Present
  • DIAT, Assistant Professor 2010-19
  • Postdoctoral Associate: Virginia Tech., USA and City College of New York

Research Domains:

Energetic Materials, Organic Synthesis, Nanomaterials

Specific Projects:

Name of Projects

Sponsoring Agency, Cost


DRDO-DIAT Programme on Nano Materials,


Rs.43 Cr. (Joint Project)


Metal catalyzed reactions; their utility in High Energy Density Materials


Rs.23.3 Lakhs


Spatial distribution of uranium and associated water quality parameters in groundwater / drinking water of three districts (Solapur, Osmanabad and latur)) of Maharashtra

BRNS, Rs.19.6 Lakhs


(Development of novel burn rate modifier for composite propellants

DIAT, Rs.9.98 Lakhs



Research Collaborations:

  • IISc Bangalore,
  • IIT Bombay,
  • NIT Jalandhar

Ph.D Thesis Supervision:

  • Dr. Dimple Kumari Synthetic approaches to novel azido esters and their  applications in LOVA propellant and Click chemistry (Awarded in 2014)
  • Dr. C.S. Pant “Synthesis and Characterization of explorophore functionalized hydroxyl-terminated polybutadienes and their applications in Composite Propellants, (Awarded in 2016)
  • Dr. Sujit Shee, “Probing the Compatibility of Energetic Binders with Energetic Plasticizers: Experimental and DFT Studies” (Awarded in 2017)
  • Dr. Deepak Kumar Synthesis, characterization & applications of metal oxides based nano energetic composites (Awarded 2018)
  • Dr. K. Durga Bhaskar Yamajala “Design & Applications of N-substituted 1,2,3-triazoles and hyperbranched dendrimers”, (Awarded in 2018).
  • Dr. Sanjeevani Hemant SonawaneStudies on isocyanate-free curators for solid rocket propellant: Synthesis, Characterization and Curing studies  (Awarded in 2019)
  • Dr. Mrinal Ghosh Reduced Sensitive Energetic Cyclic Nitramines: A Comprehensive Study on Polymorphism, Crystal Growth, and Co-crystallization, (Awarded in 2020)
  • Dr. Pinki Gaur, “Synthesis and applications of secondary amine-based compounds”. (Awarded in 2020)
  • Dr. Kavita Ghosh Preparation and Characterization of HTPB based Polymer-Clay Nanocomposites and their Evaluation in Composite Propellant, (Awarded in 2020)

M.Tech. Dissertation Supervision:

Summer/Winter Internships From other institutions Supervision:

Other Supervision:

Research Publications from 2010 to 2020:

Books Total Journals Articles Articles published in SCOPUS / Web of Science Index Journals Books Chapter Articles published in the Conference Volumes Registered Patent

Research Publications:

  • H. Singh and S. Banerjee. “Nano-Energetic Materials,  Nanostructured energetic composites: An emerging paradigm.” In ________. Ed by ________, Springer, 2019. Pp.

Journal Articles:

In 2020

  • 1, 2, 3 Triazoles by Click Chemistry Using Azido Esters as a Precursor, D Kumari, S Banerjee, Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, Wiley-VCH, 2020, 45 (12), 1845-1852
  • Novel evaluation enhancement role of poly (1-(3-nitrophenyl)-1H-1, 2, 3-triazol-4-yl) acrylate materials for propellant composite formulation, D Kumar, H Singh, M. Maurya, VH Nguyen, DVN Vo, A Sharma, S. Banerjee, Materials Letters, 2020, 280, 128585
  • Rheological studies of energetic binder-plasticizer blends, D Kumari, S Banerjee, Materials Research Innovations, 2020, 1-8.
  • Fe3O4-mediated dielectric sensor using metamaterial-inspired resonators for the NO2 sensing V Kale, C Chavan, D Sable, KG Girija, S. Banerjee, SN Kale, Applied Physics A, 2020, 126 (9), 1-8
  • Light weight HTPB-clay nanocomposites (HCN) with enhanced ablation performance as inhibition materials for composite propellant, K Ghosh, LV Gaikwad, RK Kalal, PA Kulkarni, A Kumar, S. Banerjee, Defence Technology, 2020, 559-570.
  • Preparation of reduced sensitivity co-crystals of cyclic nitramines using spray flash evaporation, M Ghosh, AK Sikder, S. Banerjee, MB Talawar, N Sikder, Defence Technology, 2020, 16 (1), 188-200.
  • Composite Propellant Formulation of Poly (16-, 32-and 64-) Azido Dendritic Esters as Energetic Plasticizer and Evaluation of Properties, KDB Yamajala, H Singh, R Kurva, M Maurya, S. Banerjee, Central European Journal of Energetic Materials, 2020, 17, 506-522.

In 2019:

  • Sonochemically assisted synthesis of nano HMX, H Singh, N Jahagirdar, S. Banerjee, Defence Technology, 2019, 15 (6), 837-843
  • CN cross coupling: Novel approach towards effective aryl secondary amines modification on nanodiamond surface, P Gaur, S. Banerjee, Diamond and Related Materials, 2019, 98, 107468.
  • Oxone-sodium nitrite mediated N-nitrosamines formation under mild conditions from secondary amines, P Gaur, S. Banerjee, Synthetic Communications, 2019, 49 (17), 2270-2279
  • HTPB. Clay Nanocomposites (HCN): An Efficient Burning Rate Catalyst for Composite Propellant, K Ghosh, D Chimurkar, G Kumar, A Kumar, S. Banerjee, M Gupta, Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, 2019, 44 (5), 637-646
  • Influence of Dispersion Methods on the Mechanical, Thermal and Rheological Properties of HTPB-based Nanocomposites: Possible Binders for Composite Propellants, K Ghosh, A Kumar, S. Banerjee, US Patro, M Gupta, Central European Journal of Energetic Materials, 2019, 16 (2)

Book Chapters:

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Research/Review Submitted/Under Review:

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Awards/Scholastic Achievements:

  • DRDO Science Day Award 2015
  • DIAT-Teacher of the year Award-2010
  • Postdoctoral Travel Award, CUNY New York, 2009
  • NET/GATE qualified

Government Funded Projects:

Any Other:

  • Director, School of Defence Technology-DIAT
  • Post Graduate Committee (DIAT) Chairman
  • Head, Applied Chemistry
  • Member, National Service Scheme
  • Lab Research Council Member, HEMRL Pune
  • Life Member, High Energy Materials Society of India