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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Bakul Banerjee  

Pen Name: None

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Born: 1948 in Wheaton


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-- Website -- http://bakulbanerjee.blogspot.com
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Illinois Connection

An award-winning author and poet Bakul Banerjee published her second collection of previously published poems, titled Bathymetry: Poems, in 2017. Her chapbook, titled Synchronicity: Poems, was published in 2010. For the past twenty years, her poems and stories appeared in several literary magazines and anthologies throughout U.S. and India. She has been featured at several poetry readings and presented multiple poetry workshops. She continues to publish short stories and essays throughout the United States and India. Bakul received a Ph.D. degree from The Johns Hopkins University. She spent most of her working life at two Illinois National Laboratories, Fermilab and Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago. For the past thirty years, she has been living in Wheaton, Illinois, where she raised her two children.

Biographical and Professional Information

After retiring from scientific/engineering profession, Bakul spends most of her time volunteering for Institute for Electrical Engineering (IEEE), one of the world's largest non-profit professional organizations. In this capacity, she mentors students and young professionals to embrace science and engineering. She continues to be busy with many related speaking engagements.

As a poet, she conducts poetry workshops at different venues including Harold Washington Public Library.

Many of her works have been anthologized. She has published many scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals.


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Awards

Gayatri Gamarch Award General body of work

Speaking Engagements

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Bakul Banerjee is interested in leading poetry workshops highlighting trends in international poetry. Throughout her career, she has given presentations to inspire women and minority students to continue studies in science and engineering. A modest honorarium and travel expenses are sufficient for her. She can travel to most places in northern and central Illinois. Contact her directly.