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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


Anodic reactions and the corrosion of copper in deep eutectic solvents
Green T. A., Valverde P., Roy S.
Journal of the Electrochemical Society Vol 165, pp. D313-D320, (2018)
Design of an ultrasonic tank reactor for copper deposition at electrodes separated by a narrow gap
Coleman Simon J., Roy Sudipta
Ultrasonics Sonochemistry Vol 42, pp. 445-451, (2018)
Electrodeposition of Cu from a water-containing deep eutectic solvent
Valverde Armas Priscila Estefania, Roy Sudipta, Green Todd
22nd Topical meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) 2018, (2018)
Effect of water on Cu electrodeposition from a water-containing deep eutectic solvent
Valverde Armas Priscila Estefania, Roy Sudipta, Green Todd
Royal Society of Chemistry Twitter Poster Conference, (2018)
Electrodeposited copper using direct and pulse currents from electrolytes containing low concentration of additives
Dela Pena Eden May Bayungan, Roy Sudipta
Surface and Coatings Technology, pp. 1-40, (2018)
Copper electrodeposition from a water-containing choline chloride based deep eutectic solvent
Valverde Priscila, Green Todd, Roy Sudipta
ECS Transactions Vol 77, pp. 859-864, (2017)

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

External Examiner for Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Bath
National Physical Laboratory (NPL) (External organisation)
3rd e-MINDS Training School
Invited speaker
8th European Pulse Plating Seminar
Keynote/plenary speaker
Electrodeposition of copper using pulse currents from lean electrolytes
Invited speaker
The Carnegie Trust (External organisation)

more professional activities


2nd UK- Vietnam workshop on Green Chemical Technology for sustainable Development
Roy, Sudipta (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Feb-2018 - 31-Jan-2019
EPSRC Institutional Sponsorship: Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) / R160677-102
Roy, Sudipta (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Jun-2016 - 31-Mar-2017
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)
Period 01-Nov-2016 - 01-May-2020
Advanced Electrochemical Method for Treatment and Metal Recycling of Industrial Solid Waste (Newton Fund)
Roy, Sudipta (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Apr-2015 - 31-Mar-2017

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Chemical and Process Engineering
James Weir Building

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