is commonwealth professor of electrical and computer engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University where he has worked for 17 years as director of the Quantum Device Laboratory.
Bandyopadhyay was named Virginia’s Outstanding Scientist by Governor Terry McAuliffe in 2016. His alma mater, the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, named him a distinguished alumnus in 2016. Virginia Commonwealth University bestowed upon him the Distinguished Scholarship Award (given annually to one faculty member in the University) in 2012 and the University Award of Excellence (among the highest honor the University can bestow on a faculty member) in 2017. His department gave him its Lifetime Achievement Award (one of two given in the department’s history). His earlier employer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, conferred on him the College of Engineering Research Award (1998), the College of Engineering Service Award (2000) and the Interdisciplinary Research Award (2001) given jointly by the College of Engineering, the College of Science, and the Institute for Agricultural and Natural Resources.
Bandyopadhyay has authored and co-authored nearly 400 research publications and presented some 150 invited talks and colloquia across four continents. He has also authored or co-authored three textbooks. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Institute of Physics, American Physical Society, the Electrochemical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.