Abhishek Roy

R&D Leader

Dow Water and Process Solution

bhishek Roy is currently the R&D Leader in Dow Water and Process Solution. Abhishek did his PhD from Virginia Tech under the guidance of Prof. James E. McGrath on Macromolecular Science and Engineering program. His research was focused on understanding the transport properties of ion containing polymers and to develop novel structure-property relationships to guide next gen research PEM research. Abhishek joined Dow in the RAP program in Core R&D in the year 2008 and conducted research on fouling, 2D HT LC-GPC and on understanding the structure property relationships of polyolefins and elastomers. He joined DW&PS in 2009 and since then has been involved in fundamental product research for next generation membrane chemistry for reverse osmosis applications. He led the innovation and development of four generations of membrane chemistries which has been translated into several commercial products focusing on reducing energy consumption by 35 % and at the same time improving water quality by 40 %.

Abhishek has coauthored more than 30 peer reviewed journal publications (with 700 plus citations), over 25 patent applications filed and received awards from ACS divisions of Fuel chemistry and polymer chemistry. He has been recently selected as the outstanding recent graduate alumnus from College of Science. Credited as the primary inventor for ECO elements, Dr. Abhishek Roy has been declared as the winner of Dow's prestigious Sustainability Innovator Award.