Roey was born in Tel-Aviv Israel. He did both his undergraduate and graduate studies in Tel-Aviv University under the supervision of Prof. Doron Shabat. During his PhD Roey took a major part is developing the concept of Self-Immolative Dendrimers and their application as molecular amplifiers and receivers. Roey graduated in 2007 and joined the Hawker group as a post-doctoral fellow.
Roey is working mainly on incorporating enzymatic-triggered units into block-copolymer and studying the self-assembly of such polymers upon enzymatic activation.