Siddharth Banerjee

Siddharth graduated from Manipal Institute of Technology, Karnataka, India with a Bachelor’s degree in Automobile Engineering. Thereafter, he worked in research and development specializing in vehicle dynamics with the multinational automotive manufacturers, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited. Motivated to forge a career in advanced materials research, he decided to pursue a master’s degree from the University of British Columbia. 

As part of a project in the Specialty Alloys course (ENGR 508), under the guidance of Dr. Sediako and Dr. Joshua Stroh, he compiled a technical report on the microstructure characterization of magnesium alloy (LAE 442) and ECAP process of severe plastic deformation in alloys with HCP crystal structure. In May 2022, he was inducted into the research team at High Performance Powertrain Materials (HPPM) Lab. Currently, he works with the HPPM team on the tribological and microstructural characterization of novel coatings in engine cylinder liners. He also works as a graduate academic assistant, to employ a 3D finite-element software for foundry processes and casting processes in the undergraduate curriculum.

When not in school, Siddharth is passionate about sustainability and leads the mechanical design team for the student-build solar bench project on campus. He spends the weekend playing outdoor sports, particularly lawn tennis & football.