ASSIST Researcher Wins Young Investigator Award

Amay J. Bandodkar, whose work focuses on self-powered wearable sensors for health monitoring, won the 2021 Young Investigator Award from the journal Biosensors. Bandodkar is an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at North Carolina State University and works with the ASSIST Center and the university’s joint department of biomedical engineering.

Bandodkar’s research interests are in non-traditional, tissue-integrated biosensors for wearable, implants, and organoids applications, next-generation energy harvesters and energy storage systems for wearable and implantable biosensors, stretchable electronics, and unconventional fabrication processes. His work has been published in 57 international journals and has six international patents.

“I am elated to receive this award. Such a recognition is a great motivator for young researchers like me” says Bandodkar. The Award Evaluation Committee described Bandodkar as “clearly a rising star in the field of biosensors” and added that, “this is an outstanding achievement in today’s competitive environment.”

Biosensors is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal focusing on technology and science of biosensors. Each year they recognize one researcher for excellence in the field of sensors and sensing-related topics. Nominees considered must have earned their PhD within ten years, produced ground-breaking research and made a significant contribution to the advancement of sensors and sensing-related topics.

This recognition is the most recent for Bandodkar, who was included on Newsweek‘s inaugural “Greatest Disruptors” list and MIT Technology Review‘s List of “Innovators Under 35”.