My Resume


A published textile engineer and scientist with a passion for using unique ways to utilize polymer chemistry to create advanced flexible devices, combining nanotechnology with polymer research. I enjoy collaborating with cross-functional teams to achieve results and drive data-driven innovation. My hard work and focus have enabled me to create new polymer materials that can solve complex materials science problems. I seek to translate my research skills into a product development research and development position where I can make a difference in the world and the environment through polymer products.

Skills & Competencies

  • Polymer rheology, processing, 3D printing
  • Design of Experiments (DOE) with Minitab Software
  • Electromechanical characterization
  • Conducting, dielectric, semiconducting polymers
  • ANSYS Fluent
  • Data analysis with OriginLab, MATLAB
  • SEM, Optical microscopy, thermal imaging
  • AutoCAD
  • Fluent in French, English, Hindi, Bengali
  • Novel Materials Development

Ph. D.  (August 2017 – August 2020)
Fiber and Polymer Science, Minor: Materials Science and Engineering
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY | GPA: 3.78 | Advisor: Dr. Tushar K. Ghosh

M. S.  (August 2015 – December 2017)
Textile Engineering
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY | GPA: 3.84 | Advisor: Dr. Tushar K. Ghosh

B. S.  (August 2011 – May 2015)
Fibers and Textile Processing Technology, Minor: Chemical Engineering


Research & Development Scientist/Engineer Intern, General Mills Inc.
June 2019 – August 2019

Project Conrad 2.0: Totino’s Pizza Rolls Packaging Film Innovation

  • Suggested key polymer solutions that could lead to $2,000,000-$3,000,000 in savings
  • Conceptualized and developed a new plant-friendly metric for punctures in packaging films
  • Identified and tested new voided polyethylene film technology for packaging films
  • Collaborated with food safety team to influence business team for material changes
  • Carried out physical and chemical testing to identify best replacements for current films

Project Godric: Old El Paso Tortillas Packaging Film Innovation

  • Identified root cause of material failure for North America retail films barrier properties
  • Analyzed sustainable extrusion films for packaging to achieve recyclability targets
  • Collaborated with teams in Australia and Europe to identify root cause of film failures
  • Examined new technology opportunities in modified atmospheric packaging films

Old El Paso Hard Shell Tacos Cartons Troubleshooting

  • Identified root cause of failure in paperboard cartons during manufacturing
  • Collaborated with system engineers to troubleshoot carton formation
  • Tested paperboard products under standardized conditions to evaluate performance

Graduate Research Assistant, North Carolina State University
November 2015 – Present
Flexible Thermoelectric Fabrics using SWCNT-based polymer semiconductors

  • Implement new research to develop thermoelectric fabrics with innovative fabric design
  • Increased efficiency by 300% for polymeric thermoelectric materials using carbon nanotubes
  • Implement fabrication techniques to develop novel & flexible SWCNT-polymer composites
  • Create a custom-built semiconductor evaluation setup for prototype analysis

Fiber Based Active Sensors using electrically conducting, UV curable polymers

  • Fabricate polymer-based e-textile sensors for human healthcare and pressure monitoring
  • Design and fabricate custom 3-D printer for additive manufacturing of sensors
  • Characterize and improve electrical conductivity of polymeric sensor by 70%
  • Evaluate electromechanical properties of polymer sensors with load transducers and LCRs
  • Collaborate with Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering

Carbon and Carbon Nanotube Based UV Light Responsive Soft Actuator

  • Design film-based polymeric actuators with actuation strains of 5% within 8 seconds
  • Measured the Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE) of actuator materials

Graduate Research Assistant, Eastman Innovation Center & North Carolina State University
November 2016 – March 2017

  • Analyzed thermal data from phase change materials to measure their performance
  • Solved thermal coefficient measurement problem by developing novel measurement method

Undergraduate Intern, Colorband Dyestuff Pvt. Ltd. (April 2014 – May 2014)

  • Applied industry standards to evaluate the wash and wear performance of dyes on fabrics
  • Communicated research findings effectively to an interdisciplinary team of engineers

Undergraduate Intern, National Textile Corporation (December 2013 – January 2014)

  • Analyzed manufacturing plant to suggest improvements in efficiency of cotton manufacturing
  • Suggested solutions that could lead to 20% reduction in waste cotton

·  K. Chatterjee, T. Ghosh “3D Printing of Textiles: Potential Roadmap Beyond the Hype” (Accepted), ADVANCED MATERIALS, 2018

·  K. Chatterjee, J. Tabor, T. Ghosh “Electrically Conductive Coatings for Fiber-Based E-Textiles”, MDPI Fibers, 2019, 7 (6)

·  K. Chatterjee*, T. Agcayazi*, A. Bozkurt, T. Ghosh “Flexible Interconnects for Electronic Textiles”, ADVANCED MATERIALS TECHNOLOGIES, 2018, 1700277 (*equal contribution)

·  A. Kapoor, M. McKnight, K. Chatterjee, T. Agcayazi, H. Kausche, A. Bozkurt, T. Ghosh “Toward Fully Manufacturable, Fiber Assembly-Based Concurrent Multimodal and Multifunctional Sensors for e-Textiles”, ADVANCED MATERIALS TECHNOLOGIES, 2018, 1800281

·  J. Tabor, K. Chatterjee, T. Ghosh “Thermophysicological Comfort System Based on Smart Textiles” (Invited Paper), ADVANCED MATERIALS TECHNOLOGIES, 2018

·  X. Fang, K. Chatterjee, A. Kapoor, T. Ghosh, “Fibers as sensors and actuators” (Accepted) in HANDBOOK OF FIBROUS MATERIALS, Vol. 2 (Ed: Jinlian Hu), Wiley-VCH Books, 2018.

·  A. Kapoor, M. McKnight, K. Chatterjee, T. Agcayazi, H. Kausche, T. Ghosh, A. Bozkurt, “Soft, flexible 3D printed fibers for capacitive tactile sensing “, at 2016 IEEE SENSORS

·   K. Chatterjee, “Kickstarting the Arts”, Helter-Skelter Online Magazine, 2014

·   K. Chatterjee, “Happiness is a tough nut to crack for the thinking teen”, The Sunday Guardian, 2014


· MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY COMMUNICATIONS JOURNAL, 2019: Peer Reviewer for research articles submitted to the journal

·  MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY, Spring 2019: Research Presentation on Fiber-based Sensors for E-Textiles



·   TECHTEXTIL 2018, ATLANTA: Symposium Speaker, New Innovations and Technology in Smart Textiles

·   SPIE SMART STRUCTURES + NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION 2018, DENVER: Winner of Student Travel Grant Award and Presenter, A Novel Photoresponsive Soft Actuator for Morphing Applications

·   COMSCICON TRIANGLE 2018, RALEIGH: Trained as a Science Communicator

·   CAROLINA SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM 2017, RALEIGH: 3rd Place Poster Award, Novel Fiber Based Sensors for Prosthetic Environment Monitoring

·   SOCIETY FOR BIOMATERIALS’ BIOMATERIALS DAY 2017, RALEIGH: Best Poster Award, Novel Fiber Based Sensors for Prosthetic Environment Monitoring

President, Graduate Women in Science – Research Triangle Chapter (Jul ’18 – Present)
·        Lead a team and delegate tasks to carry out science outreach and engage local communities

·        Established a travel grant for graduate students using financial resources judiciously

·        Organize science outreach events, especially in counties with no active STEM organizations

Membership Secretary, Graduate Women in Science – Research Triangle Chapter (Jul ’17 – Jun ’18)

·        Led fundraiser events to increase membership by 50% and to meet funding goals

·        Organized science experiments for 75 schoolchildren in collaboration with Young Women in Bio

·        Panelist for Women Engineers Panel at Chatham County Community College in collaboration with American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Literary Club Secretary, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (May ’13 – Jun ’14)

·        Led literary club activities and worked as Editor-in-Chief of The Spirit of ICT Newsletter

·        Organized the LitFest – a weeklong event comprising of poetry, plays, and creative writing

·        Established the Books and Movies Club of ICT for all students to attend and foster creative discussions


·        Advocate for women in the undergraduate program who need career guidance and counselling

·        Foster an environment of collaboration and leadership, helping students achieve career growth