Dr. Subrata Roy

Jan 3, 2005

ASME Fellow

Dr. Subrata Roy, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering and director of the Computational Plasma Dynamics Laboratory at Kettering University, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The Fellow Grade is the highest elected grade of membership within ASME, and recognizes exceptional engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession.

Roy was chosen to receive the ASME Fellow Grade for his work in the field of finite element algorithm developments for applications in electric propulsion, ionized gas dynamics, and micro/nanoscale flows. He identified the key sources of underlying instability and developed theoretical and numerical methods to successfully model these areas. Roy has over seventy research publications and two international patents. His research is supported by the grants from NASA, AFOSR and AFRL.

In addition to the ASME Fellow Grade, Roy has also been elected a Fellow of the World Innovation Foundation and an Associate Fellow of AIAA, and he is professionally active in both ASME and AIAA. Roy is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Fluids Engineering and served as the Technical Chair of the 36th AIAA Thermophysics Conference in 2003. He is the recipient of National Academy of Sciences' NRC fellowship in 2002 and 2003, and served as a NASA Summer Faculty in 2000.

Roy is originally from Calcutta, India. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1994. He and his wife and two sons live in Flint, Mich.

Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, today's ASME is a 120,000-member world wide professional organization focused on technical, educational and research issues of the engineering and technology community. ASME sets internationally recognized industrial and manufacturing codes and standards that enhance public safety.

Written by Dawn Hibbard