Unconventional biochemical sensors and energy devices for applications in wearables and neuro-engineering

While the field of tissue-integrated biophysical sensors exhibits commendable progress in capturing clinical quality information, the advancement of complementary biochemical sensors severely lags. Similarly, the vast majority of demonstrated tissue-mounted energy storage and energy harvesting systems unfortunately rely on toxic components that substantially diminish their attractiveness in bio-related applications. In this talk, I will discuss non-traditional approaches to address some of these challenges. At their core lies a set of concepts, enabling materials, device architectures, and heterogeneous fabrication processes that lay the foundations for new classes of tissue-integrated biochemical sensors and biocompatible energy sources, with special applications in wearable sweat analysis and implantable neurochemical sensing. These devices result from an unconventional amalgamation of disparate technologies such as advanced microfluidics, biofuel cells, batteries, wireless electronics, optogenetics, colorimetrics, and electroanalytics, to impart unique, multi-functional capabilities.


Amay Bandodkar

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University on August 27, 2021 at 10:15 AM in EB3 2232

Dr. Bandodkar is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State with affiliation to the ASSIST Center. 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. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology – Banaras Hindu University (India) in 2011 and a Ph.D. from the Department of NanoEngineering at the University of California, San Diego in 2016. Thereafter he joined Northwestern University as a postdoctoral researcher (2016-2020). He is the recipient of the MRS Graduate Student Award, Metrohm Young Chemist Award, Siebel Scholars Award, Interdisciplinary Research Award, Seed Fund from von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center, and Undergraduate Research Publication Award.

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