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Amit Bandyopadhyay

Herman and Brita Lindholm Endowed Chair Professor
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Washington State University (WSU)
Pullman, WA 99164-2920


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Amit Bandyopadhyay, the Herman and Brita Lindholm Endowed Chair Professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University (WSU), received his BS degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Jadavpur University (Kolkata, India) in 1989, MS degree in Metallurgy from the Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore, India) in 1992 and Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1995. In 1995, he joined the Center for Ceramic Research at Rutgers University for his post-doctoral training. In 1997, he joined Washington State University (WSU) as an Assistant Professor, promoted to an Associate level in 2001 and to the full professor level in 2006.

Brief professional, technical and scientific achievements

  • RESEARCH EXPERTISE: Prof. Bandyopadhyay’s research expertise lies with additive manufacturing of metallic and ceramic materials and their composites towards structural, biomedical and piezoelectric applications.
  • STUDENTS: Prof. Bandyopadhyay has supervised/supervising 17 Ph.D. and 29 MS graduate students for their degrees in mechanical engineering, physics and materials science and engineering. His students have moved to industry, academia and national labs within and outside the US. Prof. Bandyopadhyay has also worked with over 45 undergraduate students from materials science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and bioengineering and published several journal papers and conference proceedings with them.
  • HONORS: Prof. Bandyopadhyay is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS), American Society for Materials (ASM International), American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Prof. Bandyopadhyay 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 awards in 2005, 2008 & 2016, and the best teaching faculty award in 2000 from the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at WSU. He received the Anjan Bose Researcher Award – Best research faculty of the year, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, WSU in 2017. Prof. Bandyopadhyay received the best paper of the year award from the Rapid Prototyping Journal in 1998 & 2006.
  • INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION: In 2010, through an international search, the government of India through the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) selected Prof. Bandyopadhyay as one of 18 scientists for the position of Outstanding Scientist –Scientist and Technologist of Indian Origin (OS-STIO) to support centers of excellence in CSIR Labs in India. This scientist H grade (Lab Director Level) part time position allows Prof. Bandyopadhyay to advice graduate students and post-doctoral associates in any CSIR labs in India. Prof. Bandyopadhyay is associated with the Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI, Kolkata, India).
  • 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); state agencies such as Life Sciences Discovery Fund, Washington Technology Center and Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation; foundations such as the W. M. Keck Foundation, M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust and companies such as SpaceX (CA), H. C. Starck (MA), Philips (WA), Biomet (IN), Remelle Biomedical (MN), and Pacific Research Lab (WA). Currently, his research is funded by NIH (one 5-year R01 from the NIAMS (PI, 8-2015 to 8-2020), another 5-year R01 from the NIAMS (Co-I, 9-2014 to 8-2019, PI-Bose), NSF (GOALI program with ZimmerBiomet), Aerojet-Rocketdyne, and WA-state funding agencies such as LSDF and JCATI. During the past 20 years, he has received funding in excess of $12.0 million as a PI or Co-PI.
  • PATENTS: Prof. Bandyopadhyay is the inventor of 17 issued patents, and several patent applications are currently pending at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Seven of his patents were either licensed or sold to different organizations.
  • PUBLICATIONS: Prof. Bandyopadhyay published over 300 technical papers including over 200 journal papers. He has edited 10 edited books including “Materials and Devices for Bone Disorders” from the Elsevier (2016), “Additive Manufacturing” from the CRC Press (2015) and “Characterization of Biomaterials” from the Elsevier (2013). His papers have been cited over 11600 times by various research groups and his current “H” index is 58 (based on Google scholar) He has given over 150 presentations in various symposia, national labs and industries.
  • STUDENT AWARDS: Prof. Bandyopadhyay’s graduate students have received numerous awards during their tenure at WSU under his supervision. Among others, 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). His undergraduate students have also received several prestigious awards including “Rhodes scholarship” and “NSF fellow”.
    • During 2007, Prof. Bandyopadhyay was a CSIR-Fellow in CSIR-CGCRI, IndiA.
    • In 2008 and 2014, Prof. Bandyopadhyay was a Visiting Professor at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA).
  • EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES: Prof. Bandyopadhyay is an Editor / Associate Editor for many international journals including the journal of the American Ceramic Society (Wiley), Applied Surface Science (Elsevier), Additive Manufacturing (Elsevier) and also acts as a reviewer for over 40 different journals and various funding agencies within and outside US.
  • RESEARCH COVERAGE: Prof. Bandyopadhyay’s research on additive manufacturing of various materials including moon rock simulants has been featured by the CNN, AP, BBC, CBS News, ABC News as well as various journals around the world.


Born in Calcutta (India) in 1967. Wife: Prof. Susmita Bose, Professor, MME, WSU. Sons: Shohom and Aditya. Prof. Bandyopadhyay is a US Citizen.