Amay J. Bandodkar

Assistant Professor


Dr. Bandodkar joined as an assistant professor in the ECE department with affiliation to the ASSIST Center in Jan, 2021. His research interests include working at the interface of electronics, materials science, and biology to realize next-generation conformal sensors and energy devices with broad applications in wearables, implants, and distributed systems.


  • Ph.D. 2016
    University of California San Diego
  • Master's 2011
    Industrial Chemistry
    Indian Institute of Technology – Banaras Hindu University, Uttar Pradesh

Awards & Honors

  • 2016 – MRS Graduate Student Award
  • 2016 – Metrohm Young Chemist Award
  • 2016 – Siebel Scholars Award
  • 2015 – Interdisciplinary Research Award, UC San Diego.
  • 2015 – NSF I-Corps Entrepreneurial Seed Fund, von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center.
  • 2011 – Undergraduate Research Publication Award.
  • 2021 – Biosensors Young Investigator Award

Recent News

Bandodkar and Oralkan Receive IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award

Posted on September 16, 2022 | Filed Under: Awards

Two of our faculty members, Ömer Oralkan and Amay Bandodkar, have been awarded the Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Sensors Council! 

Here a sensor, there a sensor…

Posted on July 13, 2022 | Filed Under: Faculty

Meet some ECE faculty members who are putting sensors to use in new ways.

Dr. Amay J. Bandodkar Receives Biosensors 2021 Young Investigator Award

Posted on February 4, 2022 | Filed Under: Awards

Congratulations to Dr Amay J. Bandodkar on receiving the Biosensors 2021 Young Investigator Award!

Media Mentions

Predicting wound healing with a wound-integrated miniaturized sensor

August 1, 2023

Scientists develop a sensor that predicts wound healing rate with more than 70% accuracy.

America’s Greatest Disruptors: Amay Bandodkar

December 15, 2021

Tiny computers can do wonderful things when strapped to your body—think smartwatches, fitness trackers and other wearables—but how to comfortably, easily and consistently power these devices without a bulky battery and the need for constant recharging is a challenge. Amay Bandodkar has come up with a novel idea: Use sweat.

Bandodkar: Innovators Under 35

June 30, 2021

Amay Bandodkar’s lightweight sensors could make wearable tech more useful and practical.


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