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

Prizes 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)


Characteristics of anode materials for nickel electroforming
Green Todd, Tambe Christine Enowmbi, Roy Sudipta
Journal of the Electrochemical Society Vol 169 (2022)
Modelling the scaling-up of the nickel electroforming process
Andreou Eleni, Roy Sudipta
Frontiers in Chemical Engineering Vol 4 (2022)
Modelling the electroforming process : significance and challenges
Andreou Eleni, Roy Sudipta
Transactions of the Institute of Metal Finishing Vol 99, pp. 299-305 (2021)
Pulse electrodeposition of copper in the presence of a corrosion reaction
Green TA, Su X, Roy S
Journal of the Electrochemical Society Vol 168 (2021)
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)

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

Modelling the Scaling-Up of the Nickel Electroforming Process
EPSRC Peer Review Panel (Event)
Peer reviewer
Modelling the Scaling-Up of the Electroforming Process
Industry 4.0 Electroforming
Invited speaker
COP 26 - UNECE Workshop on Carbon Neutrality Beyond Borders
Invited speaker
Electrochemical Processes for a Circular Economy
Invited speaker

More professional activities


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
Power & Water Sono-electrochemical water treatment Copy
Brightman, Edward (Principal Investigator) Roy, Sudipta (Co-investigator)
Innovation Voucher project with funding split between SFC and company
21-Jan-2020 - 08-Jan-2021
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)
Downhole long term energy storage. This is funded by OGIC at 100% fec. Cussen is lead on this and it involves collaboration with Glasgow University (Dr Serena Corr).
08-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2020

More projects


Chemical and Process Engineering
James Weir Building

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