Soumyadipta Acharya is the graduate program director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID) and an assistant research professor of biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University. He was the chief architect of a new graduate program in bioengineering innovation and design. He also runs a program in global medical technology innovation, which focuses on developing appropriate healthcare technologies for public health interventions worldwide. He has been involved in the invention and early-stage development of several diagnostic and therapeutic technologies aimed at the reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality in developing countries. Several of these innovations have received funding from USAID and other agencies and are in preliminary field studies in South Asia and East Africa.
In recognition of his contributions to medical technology innovation, entrepreneurship, and education, Acharya received the Olympus Emerging Educational Leader Award (2011), from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), USA. He is also the recipient of the NASA Tech Briefs Award (2006) and the NASA Space Act Board Award (2008) in recognition of his work on human physiological signal analysis.
He received his MBBS in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Calcutta (India); and his MSE and PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Akron and Johns Hopkins University, respectively.