Amay J. Bandodkar

Assistant Professor
 Campus Box 7911


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

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!

Biochemical Sensor Researcher Makes Tech Review’s List of Top Young Innovators

Posted on June 30, 2021 | Filed Under: Faculty

Congratulations to Amay Bandodkar, an assistant professor of ECE who’s been named one of MIT Technology Review’s “Innovators Under 35” for his work on developing wearable biochemical sensors.

Welcoming new Faculty

Posted on June 5, 2020 | Filed Under: Faculty

ECE is proud to announce the addition of four new members of our faculty to bolster the stellar research and teaching going on in the department—welcome to the Pack!

Recent Media Mentions

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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