banner USF Home College of Arts & Sciences OASIS myUSF USF A-Z Index

USF Home > College of Arts and Sciences > Department of Physics

Pritish  Mukherjee

Pritish Mukherjee

Pritish Mukherjee


Office: ISA 2022D
Phone: 813/974-3293
Lab: ISA 5058/5060
Fax: 813/974-5813
Email: pritish AT



Ph.D. electrical engineering, 1986, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY


Research Interests:

  • solid state & materials physics
  • picosecond lasers and applications
  • laser-assisted materials processing

Research Highlight

Time-gated optical plume images in dual-laser ablation invented at USF Physics
Time-gated images of a Type-I clathrate material (Ba8Ga16Ge30) ablated by the dual-laser ablation process invented by Drs. Mukherjee and Witanachchi at LAMSAT in the Physics Department at USF.  This patented thin film deposition process uses temporally synchronized and spatially overlapped excimer and CO2 laser pulses to deposit large-area, stoichiometric, defect-free films of multi-component materials.  The images show the effect of inter-pulse delay in this process.