Prof. Saibal Roy is a Research Professor at the Department of Physics, University College Cork (UCC), Head of Micropower Systems & Nanomagnetics in Tyndall National Institute, and visiting Chair Professor in engineering (INSA). He is holding Science Foundation Ireland Principal Investigator (SFI PI) grant award (& funded investigator in SFI €39 Million research center on ‘IoT’-‘CONNECT’). He did his M.Sc. in Physics from the IIT Kharagpur, India in 1987 and received his Ph.D. in Physics/Materials Science from IACS, India in 1994. He has served both in academia and industry as senior scientist, head of group. Prof Roy’s present research interests include how engineered nanostructures of advanced materials could be employed for the benefit of micro-nano-scale devices in More than Moore scenario.
Since joining the Tyndall Institute, Prof. Roy was able to bring substantial (~ € 8 Million) government and corporate competitive direct research grants. Prof. Roy has been honoured by the president of the University (UCC) for licensing patented technology to INTEL. Some of his published works on ‘micro-scale vibrational energy harvesting’ have featured in BBC technology news; Daily Mail; Sunday Telegraph and in American radio. His micro-fabricated high frequency inductors/transformers works have been described as a global benchmark for integrated magnetics. Prof. Roy has supervised several (36) Bachelors/ Masters/ PhD/ Post-doctoral fellows at Physics / EE-Microelectronics / Chemistry-Materials Science Departments, UCC, and at Tyndall National Institute. Many of his students and Postdocts received different national & international awards and are currently holding senior positions in academia (e.g. UL, Cambridge Univ, Tyndall Institute, Manchester Univ, IIT Delhi, IISER ...) and in industries (e.g. Dialog Semi, Eirgrid, ABB, TT electronics, Elix Wireless, Gas Networks Ireland Analogue Devices, Maxim Integrated...).
In 2013, Prof. Roy was invited in a sabbatical position hosted by Electrical Engineering and Materials Science departments, Stanford University. He has served as a member of several programme committees, chaired sessions and delivered invited talks in many International Conferences & Corporate R&Ds. In 2015, Prof. Roy was awarded the ‘A. S. Paintal visiting Chair Professorship’ in Engineering by INSA (Indian National Science Academy). The award was given to 3 outstanding foreign scientists. This was in recognition for the contribution Prof. Roy made in the field of Thin-film magnetics, Micro/Nano Technologies and Sciences over previous 20 years. He has 3 global patents, which have been licensed to 3 multinational companies to date, generating substantial income for the University/Tyndall National Institute. In recognition, the Tyndall ‘Magnetics on Silicon’ team was awarded as the research team of the year by the University (UCC). In 2017, Prof. Roy has been appointed as Research Professor to the Physics Department of University College Cork (UCC). In 2020, Prof. Roy received the 'Tom Brazil excellence in research award' for his contribution in the area of electromagnetic transductions for renewable energy employing micro-nano-magnetics. To date, he has written/co-authored 7 book chapters, over 200 papers in high impact Journals and conference proceedings with over 6800 citations and h index of 39.
Selected High Impact Research Publications