Dr. Surya K. Ghosh

Assistant Professor

Department of Physics

National Institute of Technology, Warangal - 506004, Telangana, INDIA

: skghosh@nitw.ac.in

: 9820702782

Interests: Biophysics, Soft Condensed Matter Physics, Computational Physics, Statistical Physics


Job Opportunities: We are looking for a JRF/PhD student to work on the modeling of soft matter and biophysical systems.

Please refer to the following link for the application procedure: https://www.nitw.ac.in/main/DSTSERBSRGproject/physics/


Research Interest: Our research focuses on addressing problems in the interface of physics and biology by developing physical and computational models.  Some specific topics of interest are as follows: (i) Diffusion in a crowded confined environment, (ii)Statistical physics of biopolymers: shapes, dynamics, and translocation of model polymers, (iii) Effect of crowding on the configurations of DNA, (iv) 2D polymer network as a model for hydrogel. 


Web-Link: https://physicsurya.wixsite.com/suryakghosh



  1. Assistant Professor, NIT Warangal ( Nov 2019 -till date)
  2. Assistant Professor, SRM University (2018-2019)
  3. Post Doc, University of Grenoble, France (2016-2018)
  4. Post Doc, Ecole Polytechnique, University of Paris Saclay, France (2014-2016)
  5. Post Doc, University of Potsdam, Germany (2013-2014)


Academic Background:

  1. PhD (Physics), IIT Bombay, 2013
  2. MSc (Physics), IIT Bombay, 2007
  3. BSc (Physics), R K Mission Belur Math, Calcutta University, 2005


  • Role: Principal Investigator
    Funding:  SRG (DST-SERB)
    Title:  Dynamics in Complex Environments: from single particle to giant polymers 
    Fund:  ~ 1700000 INR 


  • Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Funding:  Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), USA &  Microsoft Azure, USA
    Title:  Computational structure-based drug design: Identifying antivirals from natural products targeting sars-cov-2 
    Fund: 50000 USD $ (approx ~ 3700000 INR )



  • Microsoft Research, Fluid Numerics Group, USA
  • Dr. Thyageshwar Chandran, Dept of Biotech, NIT-Warangal, India
  • Dr. Amit Ranjan Maity, Ramalingaswami Fellow
  • Dr. Mantu Santra, Dept of Chemistry, IIT Goa, India
  • Dr. Kulveer Singh, Dept of Physics,  Bar Ilan University, Israel
  • Dr. Andrey Cherstvy, Dept of Physics, University of Potsdam, Germany



  • MSc      : PH5101-Mathematical Physics (odd 2020), PH5155-Problem Solving with Computer Programming (even 2021, 20), NITW
  • BTech  : PH101-Physics (odd 2020), NITW
  • BSc        : Heat and Thermodynamics (odd 2019), Biophysics (even 2019), Electronics & Acoustics(odd 2018), SRM University
  • MSc       : Statistical Physics [Special Class] (odd 2019), SRM University
  • BTech   : Physics (odd 2019, even 2019), SRM University



  • Phys. Rev. Lett. (PRL), Phys. Rev. E. (PRE), Nature Scientific Report, Biophysical Journal, J. Phys. Condens. Matter, BioMed Res Int.


Selected Publications:

  • Genome organization via loop extrusion, insights from polymer physics models

               – Surya K Ghosh and Daniel Jost, Briefings in Functional Genomics, Oxford, 19 (2), 119-127 (2020)

  • How epigenome drives chromatin folding and dynamics, insights from efficient coarse-grained models of chromosomes

               – Surya K. Ghosh* and Daniel Jost, PLoS Comput Biol, 14(5), e1006159 (2018)

                    * Corresponding Author.

  • Anomalous, non-Gaussian tracer diffusion in crowded two-dimensional environments

                 – Surya K. Ghosh, A. G. Cherstvy, Denis Grebenkov, R. Metzler, New J. Phys., 18, 013027 (2016)

  • Interactions of rod-like particles on responsive elastic sheets

                 – Surya K. Ghosh, Andrey Cherstvy, Eugene P. Petrov, Ralf Metzler, Soft Matter, 12, 7908 (2016)

                 –  Cover: It has been featured on the front cover page of the Soft Matter journal.

                 –  Highlight:  Selected in the August 7th, 2016 online issue of Assembly Papers.

  • Non-universal tracer diffusion in crowded media of non-inert obstacles

               – Surya K. Ghosh, Andrey G. Cherstvy, Ralf Metzler, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 17, 1847 (2015)

  • Deformation propagation in responsive polymer network films

                 – Surya K. Ghosh, Andrey G. Cherstvy, Ralf Metzler, J. Chem. Phys., 141, 074903 (2014)

  • Stretching force-dependent transition in single-strand DNA Kulveer

                 – Kulveer Singh, Surya K. Ghosh, Sanjay Kumar, Anirban Sain, Europhys. Lett., 100, 68004 (2012)

  • From chemosensing in microorganisms to practical biosensors

               – Surya K. Ghosh, Tapanendu Kundu, Anirban Sain, Phys. Rev. E., 86, 051910 (2012)

  • Effect of intrinsic curvature on semiflexible polymers

               – Surya K. Ghosh, Kulveer Singh, Anirban Sain, Phys. Rev. E., 80, 051904 (2009)

                – Highlight: Selected for the Nov 15th, 2009 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics. 



  • Meena Kumari (MSc II, 2020)
  • Lekhansh Rana (MSc I, 2020)
  • Priya Singh (MSc I, 2020)


Scientific Talk:

  • Fundamentals of Statistical Thermodynamics

               FDP-Recent Trends in Computer Simulations for Applications in Biotechnology, Dept of Biotech, NIT-Warangal, Aug 2020

  • Polymer Models for Chromosomes,

               Chennai, India, EESTER-2018, IIT Madras & SRM-IST,  Sept 2018

  • Effect of  Epigenetics on Chromosome Structure and Dynamics.

                Nice, France, Conference on “Computational Principles to Organize Complexity”,  June 2018

  • How to build an efficient coarse-grain model for chromosome?

                Millau, France, GDR-ADN, April 2018

  • Chromosome in 3D!

               Paris, France, “Conference on Nuclear Architecture”, March 2017

  • Effect of extrusion on the homopolymer model of chromosomes.

               Lyon, France, Ecole Normal Superior (ENS), March 2017

  • How to build a generic polymer model for chromosome?

                Grenoble, France, University of Grenoble Alpes, November 2015

  • Single-molecule diffusion in a crowded environment.

               Berlin, Germany, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, July 2015

  • Non-universal tracer diffusion in heterogeneous media.

               Paris, France, Paris Statistical Physics Meet, January 2015

  • How deformation propagates on hydrogel?

                Potsdam, Germany, Potsdam Colloquium on Bioanalysis, November 2013

  • Effect of intrinsic curvature on semiflexible polymers.

               Chennai, India, Indian Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc), April 2010

  • Loop Formation Probability of Intrinsically Curved Polymers.

                 Mumbai, India, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), June 2009

  • Statistical Properties of Intrinsically Curved Polymers.

                Trieste, Italy, International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), September 2008

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