Dr. Ahmed has extensive experience in the areas of solar cell fabrication and simulation. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. from Rutgers University in Physics and Materials Science and Engineering respectively. After completing this Ph.D. Dr. Ahmed worked at the Intel Corporation for 7 years serving different roles from Logic Technology Development (LTD) Engineer to an Individual Contributor (IC). He has published over 10 referred journal publications and has presented in over 20 national/international conferences and technical meetings. Dr. Ahmed collaborates extensively with Dr. Banerjee in the areas of fabrication and simulation of active materials. 

Sankha Banerjee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor/Graduate Program Coordinator

Mechanical Engineering, California State University, Fresno

Office: Engineering East 158

Collaborative Principal Investigator

Gustavo Silva Hernandez, MS 

Research Associate

B.S., M.S. California State University, Fresno

Research Area​: Capacitive deionization based water purification in carbon nanotube and graphene filter stacks

Research Associate

Energy devices and Plasma applications Laboratory (EdPL)

Dr. Banerjee has extensive experience in the interdisciplinary areas of active materials fabrication, non-thermal plasma-based materials processing, and characterization. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Rutgers University and completed his postdoctoral work at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. He also founded the Energy Devices and Plasma Applications Laboratory in 2015 at Fresno State which is partially funded by the Department of Defense  and the Lyles Colege of Engineering. He has over 30 refereed journal publications and over 40 presentations in national/international conferences and technical meetings. 

Undergraduate Students

Mai Tser Yang

​Graduate Researcher

B.S. Material Science and Engineering, University of California, Irvine 

Graduate Equity Fellow

Research Area​: Water purification and selective removal of ions using graphene and activated carbon filter stacks 

Principal Investigator

Saquib Ahmed, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York, Buffalo State

Office Location:

Engineering East 

2320 E. San Ramon Ave.

​Fresno CA 93720

Jack Luong 

Undergradaute Researcher

B.S., M.S. California State University, Fresno

Research Area​: Surface modification of bio-compatible 3-D printed materials for applications in selective cell growth

Laboratory Location:

Jordan Agricultural Research Center 

5311 N Woodrow Ave, Fresno, CA 93726

Mandeep Singh

​Graduate Researcher

B.S. California State University, Fresno

LCOE Sponsorship Fellow

Research Area​: Fabrication and characterization of electro-active and photo-active materials for the development of biomedical devices

Noah Haworth

​Graduate Researcher

B.S. California State University, Fresno 

LCOE Sponsorship Fellow

Research Area​: Fabrication and characterization of a non invasive wearable Glucose Monitoring System