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.


Has expertise in:

    • 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


  • 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)


Development of fibre-optic pH sensor based on silver nanoparticle embedded in silica matrix for high temperature/pressure conditions
Debnath Shaon, Roy Sudipta, Chen Yi-Chieh
Butler meeting 2020 (2020)
Effect of water on the electrodeposition of copper from a deep eutectic solvent
Valverde P E, Green T A, Roy S
Journal of Applied Electrochemistry Vol 50, pp. 699-712 (2020)
Electroforming in the Industry 4.0 era
Roy Sudipta, Andreou Eleni
Current Opinion in Electrochemistry Vol 20, pp. 108-115 (2020)
Electrodeposition of Fe-Sn from the chloride-based electrolyte
Zajkoska S Mrkonjić, Mann R, Hansal W, Roy S, Kautek W
Transactions of the Institute of Metal Finishing Vol 97, pp. 247-253 (2019)
Investigation of water absorption profile of mineral wool insulation
Edet John, Green Todd, Roy Sudipta
Electrochem 2019 (2019)
Fibre-optic pH sensor based on silver nanoparticles for Harsh Environments
Debnath Shaon, Roy Sudipta, Green Todd, Chen Yi-Chieh
Electrochem 2019, pp. 1-1 (2019)

More publications


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.

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

Electrochem 2019
Electrodeposition of Tin from Deep Eutectic Solvents Using Pulse Current
External Examiner for Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Bath
Short Course in Corrosion Prevention in the Chemical and Petrochemical Industries
Invited speaker
Cu Electrodeposition from Deep Eutectic Solvents using Pulse Current
National Physical Laboratory (NPL) (External organisation)

More professional activities


Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Cadden, Thomas
Brightman, Edward (Principal Investigator) Roy, Sudipta (Co-investigator) Cadden, Thomas (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2023
Doncasters Studentship
Roy, Sudipta (Principal Investigator)
16-Jan-2018 - 15-Jan-2022
NPL Studentship Agreement (Shaon Debnath)
Roy, Sudipta (Principal Investigator)
26-Jan-2018 - 25-Jan-2021
OGIC Downhole Energy
Berlouis, Leonard (Principal Investigator) Cussen, Eddie (Principal Investigator) Green, Todd (Co-investigator) Robertson, Stuart (Co-investigator) Roy, Sudipta (Co-investigator)
08-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2020
2nd UK- Vietnam workshop on Green Chemical Technology for sustainable Development
Roy, Sudipta (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2019
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Moreno Leon, Carlos
Ter Horst, Joop (Principal Investigator) Roy, Sudipta (Co-investigator) Moreno Leon, Carlos (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 21-Jan-2021

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Chemical and Process Engineering
James Weir Building

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