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

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For Immediate Release

Amay Bandodkar

Amay J. Bandodkar, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at North Carolina State University, has been named one of MIT Technology Review’s “Innovators Under 35” for his work on developing wearable biochemical sensors.

“I am very excited that Tech Review is recognizing our work to move health technology into the future,” says Bandodkar. “I owe it to my amazing team members and mentors.”

The annual list, which Tech Review has issued since 1999, was created to highlight exceptionally talented young innovators from around the world in a variety of fields. Previous winners include Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Vivian Chu.

Bandodkar works at the interface of electronics, materials science, and biology to create next-generation wearable sensors with biomedical applications such as disease monitoring.

“My ultimate goal would be to develop technology that allows us to assess a person’s health status by merely scanning a reader – just like the tricorder from Star Trek,” Bandodkar says.

Bandodkar joined NC State in January 2021, and is part of the university’s National Science Foundation-funded ASSIST Center. The ASSIST Center’s mission is to create self-powered, wearable health monitoring technologies.

Learn more about this year’s honorees on the MIT Technology Review website here and in the July/August issue, which went live online June 30.

Founded in 1899, MIT Technology Review is an independent media company whose insight, analysis, and interviews explain the newest technologies and their commercial, social, and political impacts. MIT Technology Review’s mission is to bring about better-informed and more conscious decisions about technology through authoritative, influential, and trustworthy journalism.

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  1. Congratulations Amay, on being recognized as an innovator by MIT. I hope your dream of a health scan device is realized ( still keeping individual privacy) as it will make health care easier for so many!