Suman Chakrabarty

Suman Chakrabarty

Physical and Materials Chemistry Division

About Me

The broad area of our research is theoretical and computational physical chemistry, and computational molecular biophysics.

Basically we try to use knowledge of physics/chemistry, and tools of computers and mathematics to understand complex systems (chemical reactions to biomolecular functions). We try to use state-of-the-art computational modeling techniques, and wherever the existing methods are not sufficient we try to build our own.

With the increasing computational power along with ongoing rapid development of efficient multi-scale modeling methodologies, computational chemistry/biology has become an indispensable tool that can complement experimental studies. Computer experiments (in silico) can provide a unique molecular perspective, quantitative prediction, rapid screening and microscopic control that can be difficult to achieve otherwise.

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Professional Experience

  • May 2018 onwards: Assistant Professor, S. N. Bose National Center for Basic Sciences, Kolkata
  • 2017 - 2018: Reader-F, NISER Bhubaneswar
  • 2012 - 2017: Ramanujan Fellow, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
  • 2009 - 2012: Post Doctoral Research Fellow (with Prof. Arieh Warshel, University of Southern California, USA)
  • 2004 - 2009: Integrated Ph.D. Student (with Prof. Biman Bagchi, Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India)

Selected Publications

Research Interest

  • Biomolecular Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Theory AND Computational Science
  • Structural phase transition
  • Biophysical Science

Contact Details

Dr. Suman Chakrabarty
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical, Biological & Macromolecular Sciences
S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
JD Block, Sector III, Salt Lake
Kolkata 700106, India.

Phone: +91 33 2335 5705 - 08 (Extn - 236)
Fax:   +91 33 2335 3477
E-mail: sumanc [at]