Dr. Supriyo Bandyopadhyay
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Supriyo Bandyopadhyay, PhD.
Supriyo Bandyopadhyay is Commonwealth Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University where he directs the Quantum Device Laboratory. Research in the laboratory has been frequently featured in national and international media (newspapers, internet blogs, magazines, journals such as Nature and Nanotechnology, CBS, NPR and internet news portals). The laboratory’s educational activities were featured in a pilot study conducted by the ASME in Pennsylvania State University
Prof. Bandyopadhyay is the winner of many awards, both in his former university (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) and his current university. In 2016, he was named Virginia’s Outstanding Scientist by Virginia’s Governor Terence R. McAuliffe. That year, he also won the Distinguished Alumnus gold medal from his alma mater the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. In 2018, he received the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award from Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia, the highest award given to a faculty member in any public or private educational institute in the State of Virginia. In 2017 he won the University Award of Excellence given to a single faculty member annually in his University – this is the highest faculty recognition in his university. In 2020, he was named the 16th recipient of the “Pioneer in Nanotechnology” award from the Nanotechnology Council of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). This is the highest award given by IEEE in the field of nanotechnology. He recently served as a Jefferson Science Fellow of the US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (2020-2021). In that role, he was a senior adviser to the Energy and Infrastructure Division of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau of Europe and Eurasia. He is currently serving as an Expert in the ECCS Division (Directorate of Engineering) in the US National Science Foundation.
Prof. Bandyopadhyay has authored and co-authored over 400 research publications and presented over 150 invited talks and colloquia across four continents. He has also authored/co-authored three classic textbooks that have taught the field of spintronics and quantum device theory to students across the world. Additionally, he is the author of a monograph on magnetic straintronics, a field that he pioneered with a colleague and is internationally recognized for. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Physical Society (APS), the Institute of Physics (IoP), the Electrochemical Society (ECS) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He has served as a Vice President of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) twice, is the Founding Chair of the IEEE NTC Technical Committee on Spintronics, Founding Member of the IEEE NTC Technical Committee on Unconventional and Neuromorphic Computing, and he held the position of the Chair of the IEEE Electron Device Society (EDS) Technical Committee on Compound Semiconductor Devices and Circuits in the past. He has served on the organizing and program committees of over 80 international conferences and workshops. He currently serves in the editorial boards of ten journals (IoP, Springer-Nature, MDPI, Hindawi, etc.). He was an IEEE (EDS and NTC) Distinguished Lecturer and now serves as a Sigma Xi Distinguished lecturer lecturing to lay audiences worldwide to promote science and awareness of clean energy stewardship.