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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

Award Date: 1 Oct 2012

Master, Jadavpur University

1 Sep 200030 Aug 2002

Award Date: 30 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

Antimicrobial peptide capsids of de novo design

De Santis, E., Alkassem, H., Lamarre, B., Faruqui, N., Bella, A., Noble, J., Micale, N., Ray, S., Burns, J. R., Yon, A. R., Hoogenboom, B. W. & Ryadnov, M. G., 22 Dec 2017, In : Nature Communications. 8, 1, p. 1-11 11 p.

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
  • Binary Encoding of Random Peptide Sequences for Selective and Differential Antimicrobial Mechanisms

    Hayouka, Z., Bella, A., Stern, T., Ray, S., Jiang, H., Grovenor, C. R. M. & Ryadnov, M. G., 8 Jun 2017, In : Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. 56, 28, p. 8099-8103 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Quantitative analysis of adsorbed proteins by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

    Ray, S. & Shard, A. G., 15 Nov 2011, In : Analytical Chemistry. 83, 22, p. 8659-8666 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Neutralized chimeric avidin binding at a reference biosensor surface

    Ray, S., Steven, R. T., Green, F. M., Höök, F., Taskinen, B., Hytönen, V. P. & Shard, A. G., 17 Feb 2015, In : Langmuir. 31, 6, p. 1921-1930 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle