Education plays a vital role in building the future of our nation by transforming lives and communities. We have several educator heroes who help students aim high and achieve their potential, often meeting and overcoming considerable challenges along the way. Recently Delhi based MT Research & Educational Services (MTRES) came up with the second edition of their Teaching Excellence Awards (TEA) 2019, to recognize the monumental role teachers play in our society to create tomorrow’s leaders as they instil a desire to learn and achieve. The awards celebrate the efforts of all those who go above and beyond to promote excellence within our education system. Meet Dr. Subhasis Roy, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Calcutta, who has been honoured with Excellent Teacher Award in MTRES TEA 2019.
Dr. Roy received Ph.D. in Materials Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, in 2012. He obtained M. Tech in Energy Science and Technology and B. Tech in Chemical Engineering from Jadavpur University and Vidyasagar University respectively. Before joining as a faculty member in University of Calcutta in 2013, he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea, for one year and also as Research Scientist at IISER, Kolkata. He has also done research work as a visiting researcher Raman Fellow at Ohio University, CEER, USA, under supervision of Prof. Gerardine G. Botte for one year. Presently, he has involved himself in conducting research in his area of specialization, guiding PhD, M. Tech. students and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level in University of Calcutta.
Dr Roy has expertise on Perovskite Solar Cells, Multiferroic composite thin films, Photocatalyst for Water Splitting, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen energy. His fields of interest include nano-materials for green energy, Solar cell fabrication and optimization, Nanocomposite thin films, Polymer nanofibre and nanoparticle synthesis and Advanced Ceramics. He has more than 50 publications, including 30 scientific research papers in peer-reviewed journals, 21 conference proceedings and 4 invited talks. He has two book chapters to his credit.
Dr. Roy was awarded the prestigious UGC-Raman Post-Doctoral Fellowship for 2015-16. He was awarded DST-Fast Track Young Scientist Start-Up Research Grant from Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology (SERB –DST), India, 2014-2017. He is a Fellow of Indian Chemical Society and International Society for Research and Development. He is a member of Royal Society of Chemistry, The National Academy of Sciences India (NASI) and many other professional societies (more than 25). He is also a Reviewer in prestigious journals like ACS Nano, Chemical Engineering Journal, Polymer Engineering and Science, Construction and Building Materials,etc. He is an editorial board member of 28 peer-reviewed international journals and reviewer for 35 international journals.
His biography was accepted for publication in “2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century” 10th Edition, in 2017 issue (Ref. TINT10/c, 7th April, 2017) by International Biographical Centre, United Kingdom. Marvellous Records Book of India also published Dr. Roy’s biography in 2017 issue as a “Marvellous personality of India”.
Dr Roy has received Venus International Research Awards (VIRA) 2016 as an Outstanding Scientist for Initiatives, Discoveries, and Developments in the discipline of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. He has also been awarded by the Honorable Jury, South Asian Education Awards, 2018; honoured with Teachers Associateship for Research Excellence (TARE) by the Science and Engineering Research Board, 2018; Institute of Scholars (InSc) Best Teachers Award 2019 for valuable contribution to the academic community and the students and Best Faculty Award (Male) by International Academic and Research Excellence Awards (IARE-2019).
Dr Roy aspires to continue to focus on solving fundamental and practical engineering problems to develop novel devices and systems for energy and environmental technology applications that provide higher energy efficiencies, better performance and at lower costs. He believes in the famous saying, The highest reward for man’s dedication to excellence is not what he gets from it, but what he becomes through it.
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