Technical Director Shuvo Roy


Shuvo Roy, PhD, is a bioengineer whose research is dedicated to the development of biomedical devices to address unmet clinical needs.

His research is under way at the University of California, San Francisco where he is a professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences (BTS), a joint department of the UCSF Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, and director of the UCSF Biomedical Microdevices Laboratory. He held the Harry Wm. and Diana V. Hind Distinguished Professorship in Pharmaceutical Sciences II in the UCSF School of Pharmacy.

Roy is a founding member of the UCSF Pediatric Device 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 (QB3). Additionally, he is the Faculty Director of the Joint UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley Master of Translational Medicine (MTM) graduate program. He speaks nationally and internationally to academic and industry audiences about his research, and has given over 60 presentations. He is the author of more than 120 publications and co-author of three book chapters.

Before joining the BTS department in 2008, Roy co-directed the BioMEMS Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

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, he earned a PhD in electrical engineering and computer science, both from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

In 1999, he received a Forty Under 40 award from Crain’s Cleveland Business. That same year, he was honored with the Clinical Translation Award at the 2nd Annual BioMEMS and Biomedical Nanotechnology World 2001 meeting.

In 2003, Roy received a TR100 award as one of the world’s 100 Top Young Innovators. TR100 honorees are selected by Technology Review, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s magazine of innovation. In 2004, he received a NASA Group Achievement Award for his work on harsh environment MEMS. In 2005, 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 Biotech Humanitarian Award, which is given in recognition of an individual who has used biotechnology to unlock its potential to improve the earth. In 2012, he was nominated for the UCSF Outstanding Faculty Mentorship Award.

In 2012, he was presented the Rising Star Award by BayBio Pantheon, and in that same year, he received the Innovation Pathway 2.0 Award from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Most recently, he was recognized as a Fellow by the Applied Innovation Institute in 2013.

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