Dr. Roy's research activites have resulted in over 550 publications, including abstracts, chapters in symposium series, and honors theses. His research interests lie in the area of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics of electrolytes, surface science, polymer chemistry, structural biophysics, oceanography, cryobiology, and thermodynamics of physiological buffers, among others.
Under Dr. Roy's tutelage more than 600 undergraduate students and 150 high school students have been actively involved in various research projects. Most of them have presented their research findings in regional, national (American Chemical Society), and international meetings.
Approximately 55 students who have performed research work at Drury under the direction of Professor Roy have received or are working toward an M.S. degree, more than 55 have received or are working toward a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, and more than 125 have obtained an M.D. degree or other health-related professional degrees.
From 1998-2006, about 38 students have made presentations at Durgapur Government College in India. The students from Drury University also teach at Hem Sheela Model School for academic credit (3-6 hrs.) as a part of the sister school relationship.
Grants and contracts totaling over $3.5 million dollars have been obtained from agencies such as Research Corporation, Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society, the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, National Institutes of Health, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, and various other agencies.