Dr. Amit Bandyopadhyay
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Pullman, WA 99164-2920
Phone: (509)335-4862 Fax: (509)335-4662
Amit Bandyopadhyay received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1995. He joined the Center for Ceramics Research at RutgersUniversity for his post-doctoral training in 1995. In 1997, he joined the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) at WSU as an Assistant Professor and promoted to an Associate level in 2001 and to the full professor level in 2006.
Brief professional, technical and scientific achievements for Prof. Amit Bandyopadhyay
- Research expertise: Prof. Bandyopadhyay’s research expertise lies with laser materials processing, solid freeform fabrication (SFF), bio-materials, piezoelectric materials and piezoelectric microelectromechanical systems (piezo-MEMS).
- Students: Prof. Bandyopadhyay has supervised/supervising 12 Ph.D. and 21 MS graduate students for their degrees in mechanical engineering, Physics and materials science and engineering. His students have moved to industry (Boeing, Northup-Grumman, Intel, HP, Micron, GE-Aviation etc.), academia (faculty members at Washington University, Tuskegee University, DGIST, Korea) and national labs (Pacific Northwest National Lab, WA, CSIR Lab, India). Prof. Bandyopadhyay has also worked with over 35 undergraduate students from materials science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and bioengineering as their undergraduate research supervisor and published several journal papers with them. Prof. Bandyopadhyay has also worked with three post-doctoral associates.
- Honors: Prof. Bandyopadhyay, a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, a Fellow of the American Society for Materials (ASM International) and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He has received the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation in 1999 and the Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award from the Office of Naval Research in 1998. Prof. Bandyopadhyay also received the best research faculty award in 2005 and 2008, and the best teaching faculty award in 2000 from the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at WSU..
- Funding: Prof. Bandyopadhyay has received research funding from various federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Nationals Institute of Health (NIH), the Pacific Northwest National Lab under the Department of Energy (DOE); state agencies such as Washington Technology Center (WTC); foundations such as the W. M. Keck Foundation, M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust and companies such as Philips and Pacific Research Lab (WA). As PI or Co-PI, he has received over $7.0 million in research funding during the past 13 years at WSU.
- Publications: Prof. Bandyopadhyay published over 225 technical papers including over 150 journal papers. He holds 8 US patents. His research papers have been cited over 2900 times by various research groups and his current “h” index is 30. Prof. Bandyopadhyay also edited four books in the areas of processing of ceramics and biomaterials sciences. Prof. Bandyopadhyay has given over 120 invited and contributed presentations in various symposia, national labs and industries.
- Best paper of the year awards: Prof. Bandyopadhyay received the best paper of the year award from the Rapid Prototyping Journal in 1998 and 2006. His graduate students received the Acta Student Award from the Acta Materialia publications for their research papers published in Acta Biomaterialia for the years 2008 (Dr. Kakoli Das) and 2010 (Dr. Subhadip Bodhak).
- Student awards: Prof. Bandyopadhyay's graduate students have received numerous awards during their tenure at WSU under his supervision. His undergraduate students have also received several prestigious awards including "Rhodes scholarship" and "NSF fellow".
- Other appointments: Following are some of the other appointments in Prof. Bandyopadhyay’s career.
- During 2007, Prof. Bandyopadhyay was a CSIR-Fellow in India at the Central Glass and Ceramics Research Institute (CGCRI, Jadavpur, India). br>
- In 2008, Prof. Bandyopadhyay was a Visiting Professor at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at HarvardUniversity (Cambridge, MA). br>
- In 2011, Prof. Bandyopadhyay started the position of Outstanding Scientist –Scientist and Technologist of Indian Origin (OS-STIO) in CGCRI-CSIR Lab in India. This scientist H grade part time position.
- Editorial activities: Prof. Bandyopadhyay is an Editor/Associate Editor for four different international journals including the Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Applied Surface Science and also acts as a reviewer for over 40 different journals and various funding agencies within and outside US.
Born in Calcutta (India) in 1967. Wife: Prof. Susmita Bose, Professor, MME, WSU. Sons: Shohom and Aditya. US Citizen.