Sudipta Roy

Prof, PhD, FIChemE, CEng, FIMF, Head of Department and Chair of Chemical Engineering

  • United Kingdom

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Personal profile

Personal Statement

I completed my BTech in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1985. After working in India for just over a year I studied for MS (1990) and PhD degrees (1992) in Chemical Engineering from Tulane University in the USA. I then spent nearly three years as postdoctoral scientist at the materials department in EPFL in Switzerland, before moving to Newcastle University in the UK in 1994 to take up a position as lecturer in Chemical Engineering. I was promoted to Reader in 2000 and then to a personal chair in Electrochemical Nanomaterials in 2005. In 2015 I moved to the University of Strathclyde where I am currently Professor of Chemical Engineering and Head of Department. I am a Fellow of the IChemE, IMF and a Chartered Engineer.

Research Interests

I am interested in employing electrochemistry and electrochemical engineering to fabricate novel materials at the micro- and nano-scales. The applications of my research are in corrosion mitigation, manufacturing micro and nano devices for electronics and implants, and the removal of toxic substances from effluents. Much of the work embraces principles of green chemistry for sustainable process development.

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Electrochemical engineering
  • Electrodeposition of metals and alloys
  • Pulse plating
  • Corrosion and surface finishing
  • Modelling of electrochemical systems
  • Materials characterisation
  • Material processing with ionic liquids
  • Micro- and nano-fabrication

Industrial Relevance

My research work has considerable industrial relevance and I have had many long-standing research collaborations with industrial partners from chemicals, electronics, defence and medical sectors. I was the founder and director of two spin-out companies from Newcastle University: Concordia Diagnostic Sensors Ltd and Royenface Ltd. I also regularly consult for industry and have also offered training courses for industrial partners.

Teaching Interests

In my teaching career I have taught a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in chemical engineering including: physical chemistry, reactor engineering, materials stability, micro-technology and sustainability, electrochemical engineering, design and undergraduate laboratories. At Newcastle University I was the Director of post-graduate degree programmes between 2004 and 2013 and Faculty Research Postgraduate Tutor. I have also organised and lectured on corrosion and electrodeposition in a number of CPD-type courses in the UK, USA and the Netherlands. At Strathclyde University my main teaching activity is coordinating fourth year Chemical Process Design.

Academic / Professional qualifications

  • PhD,Chemical Engineering, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA (1992)

  • MS (GPA 3.7/4.0), Chemical Engineering, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA (1990)

  • BTech, First Class, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India (1985)


  • Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)

  • Chartered Engineer (IChemE)

  • Fellow of the Institute of Metal Finishing (IMF)

  • Member of the European Working Party on Electrochemical Engineering (WPEE-EECE)

  • Member of the Electrochemical Society (ECS)

  • Member of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)

  • Executive Committee Member of the Society of Chemical Industries (SCI)

  • Visiting Professorship, Centre of Excellence, Waseda University, Japan (April-May 2008)

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Tulane University

Master of Science, Tulane University

Bachelor of Technology (not to be confused with BTEC), Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi

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Projects 2015 2020

Research Output 2011 2018

Anodic reactions and the corrosion of copper in deep eutectic solvents

Green, T. A., Valverde, P. & Roy, S. 30 May 2018 In : Journal of the Electrochemical Society. 165, 9, p. D313-D320 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Open Access


Modelling the Porocell Reactor: An Electrochemical Metal Recovery System

Roy, S. (Creator), Coleman, S. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 31 Jul 2017



Electrodeposition of copper using additive-containing low metal ion concentration electrolytes for EnFACE applications

Author: Dela Pena, E. M. B., 1 Oct 2016

Supervisor: Roy, S. (Supervisor) & Green, T. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Novel conducive alkaline polymer membranes for fuel cells

Author: Mann, G., 1 Oct 2013

Supervisor: Magueijo, V. (Supervisor) & Roy, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2015 2018

The Carnegie Trust (External organisation)

Roy, S. (Advisor)

Activity: Membership of committee

Chalmers University of Technology

Valverde Armas, P. E. (Visiting researcher), Roy, S. (Visiting lecturer), Green, T. (Visiting lecturer)
13 Mar 20183 Apr 2018

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution