Dr. Subrata Roy

Address Office MAE-B 336 Lab MAE-C 123 Phone: (352) 392-9823 Fax: (352) 392-1071 Website: Personal Webpage Website: Wingless Electromagnetic Air Vehicle Website: Nature Scientific Reports


Professor Subrata Roy studies ionized gas physics and its various applications: (1) Atmospheric plasma actuators for flow mixing, propulsion, and turbulent flow control; (2) Hypersonic flows; (3) Space propulsion; and (4) Hydrodynamic models for micro and nanofluidics by incorporating Knudsen’s theory. Prof. Roy is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), a Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a Fellow of the ASME, and an Associated Fellow of the AIAA. He serves as a member of the Editorial Board of Nature Scientific Reports and Actuators. He has over 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals and bound volumes and holds over 30 patents including one on Wingless Electromagnetic Air Vehicle. Prof. Roy is also a nation appointed member to the NATO Science and Technology Organisation working group on plasma actuator and signature technologies. He served as the Forum Technical Chair for SciTech in 2018, Technical Discipline Chair for the 2016 SciTech Plasma Dynamics & Lasers Conference. Prior to his academic career, he spent several years in industry.


PhD, 1994, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Professional Memberships and Fellowships

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Member
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow 2021
Royal Aeronautical Society, Fellow 2015

Research Interests

Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer, Magnetogasdynamics, Plasma Based Flow Control, Electric Propulsion, and Micro/Nanoscale Flows.