Dr Dipa Roy




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Engineering Discipline: 

  • Mechanical Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Materials and Processes

Research Theme: 

  • Materials Design, Processing and Characterisation
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Dr Dipa Roy, Reader in Composite Materials Processing


Dr. Dipa Roy joined School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, in January 2017 as Lecturer in Composite Materials and Processing.

She obtained her B.Sc degree (Chemistry Honours), B.Tech and M.Tech degree in Polymer Science and Technology from University of Calcutta, India. She completed her PhD from Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Jadavpur University, India, in 2002. Between 2003 and 2005 she worked as Research Associate with Government of India fellowship at IACS.

She started her job as Lecturer in the Department of Polymer Science and Technology, University of Calcutta in 2005 and continued in that position till September 2011. She received Young Scientist Award from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, in 2006 and Career Award for Young Teachers from All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Government of India, in 2007. She successfully completed seven Government of India funded research projects as Principal Investigator during this tenure. In 2011 she joined Irish Centre for Composites Research (IComp) at University of Limerick, Ireland, as Research Fellow (2011-2016). At IComp she conducted industry focused research in the area of polymer composites.

In her career, she has published over 80 peer reviewed journal papers and 14 book chapters. She has edited a book on biocomposites with Elsevier. She has an EU patent on Dielectric heating of polymers in 2016.

She is currently supervising 3 PhD students as the Principal Supervisor, 4 PhD students as Co-Supervisor and 3 Post Doctoral researchers at the University of Edinburgh.

She is the Fellow of the Institute of Materials, MInerals and Mining (IOM3).

Dr Dipa Roy is the recipient of “The 2021 Top 50 Women in Engineering: Engineering Heroes (WE50)” award in 2021.

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • Fellow of the Institute of Materials, MInerals and Mining (IOM3).FIMMM
  • Member of Society for Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE)
  • Member of The Society for Polymer Science, India
  • Member of Indian Physical Society

Research Interests: 

Dipa Roy's research interests include:

  • Liquid moulding of thermoplastic composites by in-situ polymerisation technique (carbon, glass, basalt and natural fibres)
  • Manufacturing of advanced thermoplastic composites (CF/PEEK, CF/PEKK) by automated tape placement (ATP), Structure-Property Correlation
  • Converting waste plastics to value-added composites
  • Manufacturing and characterising thermoplastic composite-metal hybrid laminates
  • RTM/VARTM manufacturing of thermosetting composites (aerospace grade epoxy, rapid curing epoxies, Benzoxazines, Urethane acrylates, Vinylesters)
  • Toughening thermosetting composites with thermoplastic particles, interlayer micro and nano veils, core shell nano particles
  • Biocomposites, Biopolymers and Bionanocomposites
  • Reactive extrusion processing of composites
  • Self reinforced composites
  • Polymer compounding and manufacturing of co-extruded multilayer tapes and co-extruded core-shell bicomponent fibres for composite application
  • Dielectric processing of polymers and composites
  • Polymer blends (PEEK, PEI, Polyesters) and interpenetrating polymer networks in composites
  • Recycled carbon fibre based composites