CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
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Dr. Somenath Roy
Senior Scientist

Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, Khurja Centre
G.T. Road, Khurja - 203 131

E-mail: sroy@cgcri.res.in

B.Sc. (1996), Hons. in Physics, Vidyasagar University (1st class)
M.Sc. (1998) Physics, Vidyasagar University (1st class)
Ph.D. (2004) Materials Science, I.I.T., Kharagpur



Research Interest
Micro- and Nano-fabrication, Nanoelectronics, Nanostructured semiconductor gas sensors, Biomedical sensors, Microfluidics etc.

Professional Career
OrganisationPosition HeldDuration
CSIR- Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute Senior Scientist Jun 2012- present
Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (A*STAR) , Biopolis, Singapore Research Scientist Jan 2008 - May 2012
Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute (AMERI), Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA Coordinator, Research Programs Jan 2005 - Nov 2007
Swedish Sensor Center, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden Postdoctoral Research Fellow Apr 2004 - Jan 2005
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India Project Officer Nov 2003 - Apr 2004

Awards/Recognition
  • Featured in "Nanotechnology Thought Leaders Series 2010"
  • Member of the Review Committee, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Swedish Research Council (2004-2005)
  • National Scholarship (1996-1997)

Selected Publications
Summary: SCI Journal Papers = 29, Conference proceedings = 26, Book Chapters: 2; h-index = 15
Selected Papers:
  1. Somenath Roy, Jun Hui Soh, Jackie Y. Ying, "A microarray platform for detecting disease-specific circulating miRNAin human serum", Biosensors and Bioelectronics 75 (2016) (ISI Impact Factor: 6.409)
  2. Somenath Roy, Jun Hui Soh and Zhiqiang Gao, "A microfluidic-assisted microarray for ultrasensitive detection of miRNA under an optical microscope", Lab on a Chip (RSC) 11 (2011) 1886-1894. (ISI Impact Factor: 6.115)
  3. Somenath Roy, Xiaojun Chen, Mo-Huang Li, Yanfen Peng, Franklin Anariba, and Zhiqiang Gao, "Mass-produced nanogap sensor arrays for ultrasensitive detection of DNA," Journal of the American Chemical Society (ACS) 131 (2009) 12211-12217. (ISI Impact Factor: 12.113)
  4. Somenath Roy, Zhiqiang Gao, "Nanostructure-based electrical biosensors," Nano Today 4 (2009) 318-334. (ISI Impact Factor: 15.000)
  5. Somenath Roy, Harindra Vedala, Aparna Datta Roy, Do-hyun Kim, Melissa Doud, Kalai Mathee, Hoon-kyu Shin, Nobuo Shimamoto, Viswanath Prasad, and Wonbong Choi, "Direct electrical measurements on single-molecule genomic DNA using single-walled carbon nanotubes", Nano Letters (ACS) 8 (2008) 26-30. (ISI Impact Factor: 13.592)

Patents filed / Granted
1. Title: “Device and method for detecting target molecules” Inventors: Jackie Y. Ying, Somenath Roy, Jun Hui Soh European Patent Application No.: EP2406621A4 Date of Application: August 01, 2018 International Patent Application No. WO2016137398A1 Date of Application: September 01, 2016
2. Title: "Optical biosensors for diagnosis and high-throughput drug screening using unique conformational changes of recominant tagged G protein-coupled receptors for activation" Inventors: Charlotte A. E. Hauser, Somenath Roy, Jun Hui Soh, Jackie Y. Ying International Patent No.: WO/2015/102541 (granted) Date of Patent: July 9, 2015
3. Title: “A Transistor Arrangement and a Method of Forming a Transistor Arrangement” Inventors: Somenath Roy and Ziqiang Gao United States Patent No.: US8963118 (granted) Date of Patent: February 24, 2015 International Patent (PCT) No.: WO 2011/014129 (granted) Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
4. Title: “Nanoscale DNA Detection System using Species-Specific and/or Disease- Specific Probes for Rapid Identification” Inventors: Wonbong Choi, Somenath Roy, Kalai Mathee and Viswanath Prasad United States Patent No.: US 8597492 (granted) Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
5. Title: “Electrical Sensor for Ultrasensitive Nucleic Acid Detection” Inventors: Zhiqiang Gao, Somenath Roy and Xiaojun Chen International Patent No.: WO/2010/104479 (granted) Date of Patent: September 16, 2010 European Patent Application No.: EP2406621A4 Date of Application: August 20, 2014
6. Title: "A Sensor System for Detecting the Presence of Deoxidizing Gases,” Inventors: S. Basu and S. Roy Indian Patent No.: #194185 (granted) Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
7. Title: “A System for Carrying out Spray-CVD” Inventors: S. Basu, S. Roy and S. Singh Indian Patent No.: #199419 (granted) Date: of Patent: September 07, 2001

Landmark Research Contribution
  1. First ever experimental demonstration of charge transport through a single DNA molecule using a uniquely designed carbon nanotube based platform
  2. Invention of a lithography-free technique for fabrication of a complete digital logic inverter on a single ZnO nanowire
  3. Design and fabrication of a mass-producible nanogap sensor array, using standard microfabrication technology, for ultra-sensitive (sub femto-molar) detection of DNA and mRNA
  4. Development of a microfluidic-enabled microarray for detection of miRNA, with a single molecule resolution, under optical microscope

PhD Supervision
Summary: 5 under progress


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