VCU engineering professor named one of Virginia’s Outstanding Scientists of 2016

Supriyo Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D.
Supriyo Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D.

Supriyo Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D., Commonwealth Professor in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering, has been named one of Virginia’s Outstanding Scientists of 2016.

Bandyopadhyay, who teaches in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at VCU, is the international leader in spintronics, the science of using the quantum mechanical spin properties of electrons to store, process and communicate information. His work extends into nanostructured devices, in which he pioneered the electrochemical self-assembly of nanostructures and co-holds a patent on this invention.

We are proud that he has received this esteemed honor for his important contributions to research and academia.

“VCU is fortunate to have esteemed professors such as Dr. Bandyopadhyay, whose commitment and enthusiasm for advancing scholarship helps the university achieve its deserved recognition among national research universities,” said VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D. “We are proud that he has received this esteemed honor for his important contributions to research and academia.”

Bandyopadhyay has published nearly 200 peer-reviewed papers, given more than 100 speeches at international conferences and co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed conference papers.

He was the recipient of the VCU’s 2012 Distinguished Scholarship Award and is chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Technical Committee on Spintronics. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the Electrochemical Society, the Institute of Physics and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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