Research interests

Dr. Chatterjee has been actively involved in research in the area of bioelectromagnetics since her graduate student days at Utah in the late 1970's and early 1980's under the mentorship of Professor Om Gandhi.

In the past, her research interests have included radiofrequency and microwave experimental and numerical dosimetry of the human body, human body impedance and induced current measurements and computations in the VLF to MF band and the bioeffects of 60 Hz fields on cells funded by the National Institutes of Health.

For the past twenty five years she and her colleague Dr. Gale Craviso of the University of Nevada School of Medicine have been funded continuously by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to investigate the effects of radiofrequency, microwave millimeter wave fields on catecholamine release from chromaffin cells and on alterations in skeletal muscle contraction as well as for research involving the effects of high-intensity nanosecond pulses on chromaffin cells.

In addition, Dr. Chatterjee's funded research interests involve numerical modeling of various types of antennas.

She has been Principal Investigator or co- Investigator on research grants totaling over $5 million from Johns Hopkins University, National Institutes of Health, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Defense, Department of Energy and GE Energy and recently from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the tune of $1.2 million.