Shuvo Roy, PhD, is a scientist whose research is dedicated to the development of MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) technology for biomedical applications with an emphasis on implantable devices. His research is under way at the University of California, San Francisco where he is an associate professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences (BTS), a joint department of the UCSF Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine. He holds the Harry Wm. and Diana V. Hind Distinguished Professorship in Pharmaceutical Sciences IIin the UCSF School of Pharmacy. He directs the UCSF Biomedical Microdevices Laboratory. He also is a founding member of the UCSF Pediatric Consortium, which has a mission to accelerate the development of innovative devices for children's health, and a faculty affiliate of the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences. Before joining the BTS department in 2008, Dr. Roy co-directed the BioMEMS Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH.
In 1992 he earned a BS degree, Magna Cum Laude, with General Honors for triple majors in Physics, Mathematics (Special Honors), and Computer Science from Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio. In 1995, he earned an MS in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics and, in 2001, a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, both from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Roy has contributed more than 85 technical publications, co-authored 3 book chapters, been awarded 16 US patents, and given more than 60 invited presentations. He is the recipient of a Top 40 under 40 award by Crain’s Cleveland Business in 1999 and the Clinical Translation Award at the 2nd Annual BioMEMS and Biomedical Nanotechnology World 2001 meeting. In 2003, Dr. Roy was selected as a recipient of the TR100, which features the world’s 100 Top Young Innovators as selected by Technology Review, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Magazine of Innovation. In 2004, he was presented with a NASA Group Achievement Award for his work on harsh environment MEMS. In 2005, Dr. Roy was named as a Who’s Who in Biotechnology by Crain’s Cleveland Business. In 2005 and 2007, he was recognized as a Cleveland Clinic Innovator. In 2009, he was nominated for the Biotechnology Industry Organization's Biotech Humanitarian Award, which is given in recognition of an individual who has used biotechnology to unlock its potential to improve the earth.