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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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Depth profiling Chemical Compounds
Peptides Chemical Compounds
Sputtering Chemical Compounds
Secondary ion mass spectrometry Engineering & Materials Science
Graphite Chemical Compounds
X ray photoelectron spectroscopy Chemical Compounds
Ions Chemical Compounds
Viruses Chemical Compounds

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Research Output 2010 2019

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Polyvinyl Chloride
Nitric Oxide
Biocompatible Materials

Green synthesis of Pluronic stabilized reduced graphene oxide: Chemical and biological characterization

Cherian, R., Sandeman, S., Ray, S., Savina, I., Ashtami, J. & Mohanan, PV., 25 Mar 2019, In : Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces. 179, 19, p. 94-106 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Agricultural wastes from wheat, barley, flax and grape for the efficient removal of Cd from contaminated water

Melia, P. M., Busquets, R., Ray, S. & Cundy, A. B., 4 Dec 2018, In : RSC Advances. 8, 70, p. 40378-40386 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Agricultural wastes
Heavy Metals
Water treatment

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Bacterial Drug Resistance

Application of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy in mineral deposit studies

Smith, M., Ray, S., Broom-Fendley, S., Burgess, H. & Caplin, J., 5 Apr 2017, In : Applied Earth Science (Trans. IMM B). 126, 2, p. 93-94 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review