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Research interests

Dr Santanu Ray is a Senior Research Fellow (SRF) in the School of Environment and Technology (SET). As a SRF, Santanu is responsible for the newly established X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) facility under Surface Analysis Laboratory at the University of Brighton. The laboratory is intended to provide surface characterisation support to the University and industry, along with leading independent research in the field Surface Science.

With the combination of Geology, Environmental and Pharmaceutical Biomolecular Science research groups, the research at the University provides new frontiers in the surface science field and Santanu’s role is to provide appropriate support and guidance to this ever challenging field of surface science research.

Santanu has strong connections with Institute of Physics (IoP, London) and having worked eight years at one of the world leading national measurement institutes, National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Teddington, UK; he has existing collaborations with both national and international collaborators including academics and industry.

Supervisory Interests

My research focuses on the applied surface science. Would be happy to supervise student in surface coating, corrosion studies, applications of surface chemical analysis in geological and pharmaceutical research. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of South Australia

11 Apr 20059 Nov 2008

Master, Jadavpur University

1 Sep 200030 Aug 2002

External positions

TFSG Treasures, Institute of Physics

1 Sep 2013 → …


  • QC Physics
  • Spectroscopy
  • X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
  • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
  • QD Chemistry
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry

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Research Output

Effect of graphene addition on composition, morphology and corrosion behavior of ZnNiFe-graphene composite coatings

Kumar, P. M. K., Ray, S. & Srivastava, C., 4 May 2020, In : Diamond and Related Materials. 107, 1079042.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Effect of γ-irradiation on ruthenium-morin nanocomposite for trace detection of Ce(IV), Ce(III) and Dy(III)

    Singh, P., Ansari, Z., Ray, S., Bandyopadhyay, B. & Sen, K., 19 Mar 2020, In : Materials Chemistry and Physics. 248, 122949.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Accelerated low water corrosion: the microbial sulfur cycle in microcosm

    Smith, M., Brennan, R., Burgess, H., Bardiau, M., Caplin, J., Ray, S. & Urios, T., 25 Oct 2019, In : npj Materials Degradation. 3, 37.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Biomolecule-Mediated Generation of Ru Nanocatalyst for Sustainable Reduction of Nitrobenzene

    Singh, P., Halder, M., Ray, S., Bandyopadhyay, B. & Sen, K., 4 Dec 2019, In : ACS Omega. 4, 25, p. 21267-21278 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Development of Cu-Modified PVC and PU for Catalytic Generation of Nitric Oxide

    Azizova, L., Ray, S., Mikhalovsky, S. & Mikhalovska, L., 9 Mar 2019, In : Colloids and Interfaces. 3, 1, p. 20-33 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access