Professor Sudipta Roy

Chemical and Process Engineering


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.

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Area of Expertise

  • 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

Prize And Awards

Outstanding Associate Editor Award 2021

More prizes and awards


  • 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)

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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.

Professional Activities

#E01-1274: Copper Electrodeposition from Green Ammonia
#F03-1395: Pulse Electrodeposition in the Presence of Corrosion Reactions during the Off-Time by Sudipta Roy
244th Meeting of The Electrochemical Society, Gothenburg Sweden
Short Course on Electrodeposition
Engineering Prioritisation Panel (Event)
Peer reviewer
Copper Electrodeposition from Green Ammonia

More professional activities


EPSRC Core equipment - Benchtop X-Ray Diffractometer
Neagu, Dragos (Principal Investigator) Hamilton, Andrea (Co-investigator) Craig, Gavin (Co-investigator) Ivaturi, Aruna (Co-investigator) Zhang, Xiaolei (Co-investigator) Inglezakis, Vasileios (Co-investigator) Fletcher, Ashleigh (Co-investigator) Roy, Sudipta (Co-investigator) Massabuau, Fabien (Co-investigator) Rahimi, Salaheddin (Co-investigator) Steedman, Andrew (Co-investigator)
The project aThe instrument is a Benchtop X-Ray Diffractometer, which is a device that can analyse the structure and composition of various materials. It can provide data on crystal and molecular structure, phase identification and quantification, and crystallite size and strain. It is suitable for a wide range of inorganic and organic materials in different forms, such as powders, films, or solids. The instrument is compact, fast, easy to use, and low-cost, making it ideal for routine and high-throughput analysis. It can support research in many fields, such as materials science, engineering, chemistry, energy, and healthcare.
The instrument was acquired through an EPSRC Core Equipment fund, with an internally allocated £64k from the University of Strathclyde
Neocycl 2nd Tranche
Roy, Sudipta (Principal Investigator) Neagu, Dragos (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 28-Jan-2023
ABE Device Design (Framework Agreement sHYp)
MacDonald, Lewis (Researcher) Roy, Sudipta (Principal Investigator)
The Acid Base Electrolyser (ABE) device was studied with the aim to increase the current density and pH split achievable in comparison to the SPARK2066 project. results. This was tackled by changing the design and flow configuration
20-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2022
sHYp ABE cell design
Roy, Sudipta (Principal Investigator) Brightman, Edward (Co-investigator)
15-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2022
Neocycl : Electrochemical Copper Reclamation from Electronic Waste using Ammoniacal Solution
Roy, Sudipta (Principal Investigator) Tambe, Christine Enowmbi (Researcher) Kirkwood, Liam (Technician)
Neocycl is a start-up based in Scotland. Neocycl wishes to develop technology related to electrochemical copper refining from spent electronic waste. The Chemical and Process Engineering Department is collaborating with Neocycl to realise a process and Reaction Technology which enables this research.
01-Jan-2022 - 25-Jan-2023
SPARK 2066 - Membraneless Electrolyzer System for Direct Ocean CO 2 Capture
MacDonald, Lewis (Researcher) Roy, Sudipta (Principal Investigator) Brightman, Edward (Academic) Li, Jun (Academic) Morrison, Jennie (Researcher)
To use a membraneless electrolyser to produce both acid and base streams from a saltwater feed source which can be used in industrial processes. The acid stream will be used to release CO2 from seawater while the base stream will be used to precipitate Mg(OH)2 from sea water. Overall this will decarbonate and sterilise seawater that can then be returned to the ocean
29-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022

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Professor Sudipta Roy
Chemical and Process Engineering

Tel: 548 2371