Condensed Matter Theory:

Soft and Biological Matter


citation metrics (google scholar)

• Over 390 citations

•h-index      12

•i10-index   14

selected publications

“Molecular dynamics simulations of a feather-boa model of bacterial chromosome”, DC & Bela M Mulder, book chapter in Bacterial Chromatin edited by RemusT. Dame (2018).

“Cell boundary confinement sets the size and position of the E.coli chromosome”,F. Wu, Pinaki Swain,..., DC, Bela Mulder, Cees Dekker, bioRxiv (2018).

“Morphological and dynamical properties of semiflexible filaments driven by molecular motors”, Nisha Gupta, Abhishek Chaudhuri, DC arXiv 1807.10152 (2018).

“Bidirectional motion of filaments: Role of motor proteins and passive cross linkers”, S Ghosh, VNS Pradeep, S Muhuri, I Pagonabarraga, DC Soft Matter 13, 7129 (2017).


“Forced desorption of semiflexible polymers, adsorbed and driven by molecular motors”, Abhishek Chaudhuri, DC Soft Matter 12, 2157 (2016).




“Stochastic ratcheting of two-dimensional colloids: Directed current and dynamical transitions”, D. Chakraborty and DC, Phys Rev E 91, 050301(R) (2015).



“Absence of jamming in ant trails: Feedback control of self-propulsion and noise”, DC, Apoorva Nagar, Phys. Rev. E. 91, 012706 (2015).

ant traffic work in news


“Active Brownian particles: Entropy production and fluctuation 

response”, DC, Phys Rev E 90, 022131 (2014).


“Spontaneous helicity of a polymer with side-loops confined to a

cylinder”, DC, Bela Mulder, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 268305 (2012).



“A model of fasciculation and sorting in mixed population of axons”,  DC, Peter Borowski, and Martin Zapotocky, Phys. Rev. E. 84, 021908 (2011).


“Semiflexible polymers: Dependence on ensemble and boundary

orientations", DC, Phys. Rev. E 75, 021803 (2007)


“Constrained Deformation of a Confined Solid: Anomalous Failure by Nucleation of Smectic Bands", DC, Surajit Sengupta, Phys. Rev. Lett.  93, 115702 (2004)


“Triple Minima in the Free Energy of Semiflexible Polymers",

  Abhishek Dhar, DC, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 065502 (2002).


sponsored projects:

  1. Collective dynamics of active polymers (serb, 2015)

  2. Organization and dynamics of bacterial chromosome (serb, 2016)

other projects:

  1. Stochastic thermodynamics of active systems

  2. pattern formation in active systems

  3. active-passive competition 

  4. effect of confinement