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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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.

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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

244th Meeting of The Electrochemical Society, Gothenburg Sweden
Electrodeposition for Energy Applications
244th Meeting of The Electrochemical Society, Gothenburg Sweden
Engineering Prioritisation Panel (Event)
Peer reviewer
Copper Electrodeposition from Green Ammonia
243rd Meeting of the Electrochemical Society

More professional activities


Deep Eutectic Solvents for Sulphide Ores
Roy, Sudipta (Principal Investigator)
04-Jan-2023 - 19-Jan-2024
Green Hydrogen Integration at Sullom Voe (EETF Hydrogen Innovation Scheme)
Sillars, Fiona (Principal Investigator) Li, Jun (Co-investigator) Marrocco, Tiziana (Co-investigator) Race, Julia (Co-investigator) Roy, Sudipta (Co-investigator)
03-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2024
CalPac Electrodeposition using Hydrogen Vectors 1
Roy, Sudipta (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2023
Reactor Design and Manufacturing
Roy, Sudipta (Principal Investigator) Kirkwood, Liam (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2023
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

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Professor Sudipta Roy
Chemical and Process Engineering

Tel: 548 2371