Curriculum Vitae

Positions Held :

  • Professor : Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 2018 – 
  • Associate Professor : Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 2014 — 2018
  • Assistant Professor : Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 2009 — 2014
  • Post-doctoral fellow : Institut Curie, Paris, France, 2007 — 2009. Worked with Prof. Jean-Francois Joanny and Prof. David Lacoste
  • Post-doctoral fellow : University of Illinois at Chicago/Northwestern University, Evanston, USA, 2005 — 2007. Worked with Prof. John F. Marko

Education :

  • Ph.D. : Physics, 2005, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India.  Thesis Advisor: Prof. P. B. Sunil Kumar.
  • M. Sc. : Physics, 2000, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India.
  • B. Sc.  : Physics, 1997, Zamorin’s Guruvayurappan College, University of Calicut, Kerala.
  • Schools : AUP School Marakkara, VVMHS Marakkara, MSMHS Kallingal Paramba, Kerala.

Recognitions:

  • National Bioscience Award, DBT India, 2017-2018
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, IIT Bombay, 2014
  • Senior Innovative Young Investigator Award, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), India, 2013-2014
  • IIT Bombay Young Investigator Award, 2012
  • Innovative Young Investigator Award, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), India, 2009-2010
  • Best PhD Thesis Award, Physics, IIT Madras, 2005

Some of the Talks I had given: 

  • EMBO Young Scientist Networking meeting, Barcelona, Spain 2017
  • Asian Chromatin Meeting, CCMB, Hyderabad, 2017
  • DNA Physics meeting, BITS Pilani, 2017
  • National Network on Mathematical & Computational Biology (NNMCB) meeting, Pune, Dec 2015
  • Seminar on nucleosome kinetics, NCBS, Bangalore, Dec 2015
  • Frontiers in cytoskeleton research, Indo-French meeting, Pune, Oct 2015
  • Seminar in TIFR Mumbai, September 2015
  • Indian Statistical Physics community meeting, February 2014
  • Soft matter young investigators meeting, Pondicherry, January 2014
  • Cell Mechanics meeting, RRI, NCBS, Bangalore, 2013
  • “Mechanobiology of Chromatin and Transcription” Workshop, NUS, Singapore, Nov 2012
  • “Mechanics of Living Matters” symposium at the International Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology, Pune, Jan 2012
  • Interdisciplinary approach to soft-matter & biological physics meeting, IACS/SINP Kolkata, Dec 2011
  • Physico-Chimie Theorique, ESPCI, Paris, France, June 2011
  • Advanced School on Living Mechanics , NCBS Bangalore, Oct-Nov 2010
  • Workshop on Physics of DNA, Banaras Hindu University, Banaras, Aug 2010
  • ICTS program on Non-equilibrium Statistical Physics , IIT Kanpur, Jan-Feb 2010
  • National Center for Biological Sciences, TIFR, Bangalore Nov 2008
  • DBS, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, Nov 2008
  • Institut Curie, Paris, France, Jan  2008
  • Mechanics of Life workshop, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, June 2007
  • American Physical Society meeting, Denver, Colorado, USA, March 2007
  • Participant’s seminar, Les Houches Summer School, France, Aug 2004
  • The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India, Jan 2002