Arjak Bhattacharjee, PhD

Assistant Professor

Materials and Metallurgical Engineering

Research Areas

    • Sustainability with Industrial and Plastic Waste
    • Additive Manufacturing of Polymer-Ceramic Composites for Tissue Engineering 
    • Ancient Material Science and Technologies 

Current Students

  • Mr. Lukman Abubakar - MS Thesis in Materials & Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mr. Ian Ahlen - Accelerated Masters student in Materials & Metallurgical Engineering
  • Ms. Claire Putelli - BS junior year researcher in Materials & Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mr. Joel Pilli - BS junior year researcher in Biology 
  • Mr. Sameer Jain - BS junior year researcher in Mechanical Engineering 
  • Ms. Gwenevere Gatto - BS freshman year researcher in Biology 


  • Postdoctoral Scholar
    • The Kaplan lab, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, Medford (Boston), MA, USA 
    • Date: 2023
  • PhD Materials Science and Engineering
    • Washington State University, Pullman, WA, US
    • Graduation: 2022
  • Master's in Technology (M Tech) Materials Science and Engineering
    • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India
    • Graduation: 2018
  • Bachelor’s in Technology (B Tech) Ceramic Technology
    •  Govt. College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology, Kolkata, India
    • Graduation: 2016

Current Research Collaborators

  •  Prof. David L. Kaplan, Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA 
  • Prof. Markus J. Buehler, Massachusetts institute of technology (MIT), MA, USA
  • Prof. Suman Chakraborty, IIT Kharagpur, India 
  • Prof. Satyam Suwas, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, India  

Team Motto

  • Ancient Sanskrit Proverb - 
    Bahujana sukhaya bahujana hitaya cha 
    (translates to "for the happiness of the many, for the welfare of the many)

Team Policies

  • Family first then coursework and then research. 
  • Put your spiritual and emotional wellbeing as the top priority. 
  • Stay happy and enjoy teamwork. 
  •  Never take part in the rat race of modern society.
  • Try to be "the most unique one" as opposed to being "the best one" .