Prof. Anirban Sain
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Physics, 303

 

Research Interests: 

Bio-physics:     

Dynamic processes in the Cell (cell division, sporulation, endo- and exocyosis).

Membrane mechanics (tubulation, colloidal membrane).

Statistical physics of biopolymers, nemetic liquid crysals

 Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics:

Grain dynamics in driven polycrystals (pressure, shear): MD & Phase field simulations.

Current PhD Students:
Mainak Chatterjee                   
Sabyasachi Mukherjee           

Vijit Ganguly                            

Current Postdoc: Sk Ashif Akram          

Former PhD Students:
Biplab Ghosh (Scientist - RRCAT Indore)                          
Santidan Biswas (Postdoc, Univ. of Pittsburgh USA)             
Surya Ghosh (Assistant Prof. NIIT Warangal)                   
Kulveer Singh (Postdoc, Bar Ilan, Israel)                           
Gaurav Kumar (Postdoc, IISc Bangalore-MBU)                
Tanmoy Sarkar (Postdoc, Ben Gurion, Israel)                   
Vidya Menon (In transition)              

Arabinda Behera (Postdoc, Univ. of California San Diego)

Selected Publications: 
  1. Temperature-dependent Self assembly of biofilaments during red blood cell sickling, A. Behera, O. Sharma, D. Paul, and A. Sain, J. Chem. Phys. (in press) (2022); https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0091690
  2. Dynamic surface patterns on cells, Mainak Chatterjee and A. Sain. J. Chem. Phys, 156, 084117 (2022).
  3. Dynamics and stability of the contractile actomyosin ring in the cell, M. Chatterjee, A. Chatterjee, A. Nandi, and A. Sain, Phys. Rev. Lett128, 068102 (2022).
  4. Deformation of membrane vesicles due to chiral surface proteins, A, Behera, G. Kumar, Sk. Ashif Akram, and A. Sain, Soft Matter, 17, 7953 (2021).
  5. Cytoplasmic streaming in C. elegans: Forces that drive oogenesis, Vidya V. Menon, M.M. Inamdar and A.Sain, Euro. Phys. Lett. 135, 24003 (2021).
  6. Chiral molecules on curved Colloidal membrane, Sk. Ashif Akram, A. Behera, P. Sharma and A. Sain,  Soft Matter, 16, 10310 (2020).
  7. Poiseuille flow of soft polycrystals in 2D rough channels, Tanmoy Sarkar, P. Chaudhuri and A. Sain, Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 158003 (2020).
  8. Non-Gaussian subdiffusion of single-molecule tracers in a hydrated polymer network, R.K.Singh, J. Mahato, A. Chowdhury, A. Sain, and A. Nandi, J. Chem. Phys. 152, 024903 (2020).
  9. Confined filaments in soft vesicles - case of sickle red blood cells,  Arabinda Behera, G. Kumar and A. Sain, Soft Matter, 16, 421 (2020).
  10. Tubulation pattern of membrane vesicles coated with bio-filaments, G. Kumar, N. Ramakrishnan, and A. Sain, PRE. 99, 022414 (2019).
  11. Grain size distribution in sheared polycrystals, T. Sarkar, Santidan Biswas, P. Chaudhuri and A. Sain, PRM. 1, 070601 (R) (2017).
  12. Asymmetric flows in the intercellular membrane during cytokinesis. V.V. Menon,  S.S. Soumya, A. Agarwal, S.R. Naganathan, M.M. Inamdar and A. Sain, Biophys. Jl. , 113, 2787 (2017).
  13. Curvature Instability of Chiral Colloidal Membranes on Crystallization,  Lachit Saikia, Tanmoy Sarkar,  Meera Thomas, V. A. Raghunathan,  Anirban Sain,  and Prerna Sharma, Nat. Commun8, 1160 (2017).
  14. Shape transitions during clathrin induced endocytosis, Gaurav Kumar and Anirban Sain, Phys. Rev. E. 94, 062404 (2016).
  15. Dynamic force balances and cell shape changes during cytokinesis, Anirban Sain, Mandar M. Inamdar and Frank Julicher Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 048102 (2015).
  16. How helix-coil transition influences translocation of a single stranded DNA and kinetics of its fluctuation inside the channel, Kulveer Singh and Anirban Sain, Euro. Phys. Lett. 104, 18007 (2013) (Editors Choice).
  17. Micromechanics of emergent patterns in plastic flows, Santidan Biswas, Martin Grant, Indradev Samajdar, Arunanshu Haldar and Anirban Sain, Sci. Rep. 3, 2728 (2013).
  18. Plasticization of Poly(vinylpyrrolidone) Thin Films under Ambient Humidity: Insight from Single-Molecule Tracer Diffusion Dynamics, S. Bhattacharya, D.K. Sharma, S. Saurabh, S. De, A. Sain, A. Nandi and A. Chowdhury, J. Phys. Chem. B 117, 7771 (2013).
  19. Stretching force dependent transitions in single stranded DNA, Kulveer Singh, Surya Kanta Ghosh, Sanjay Kumar and Anirban Sain, Euro. Phys. Lett., 100, 68004 (2012).
  20. From chemosensing in bacteria to practical biosensors,Surya K. Ghosh, Tapanendu Kundu and Anirban Sain, Phys. Rev. E., 86,051910 (2012).
  21. Stuttering Min oscillations within Escherichia coli bacteria: a stochastic polymerization model, Supratim Sengupta, Julien Derr, Anirban Sain and Andrew D Rutenberg, Phys. Biol., 9, (2012) 056003, (2012).
  22. High electron mobility through the edge states in random networks of c-axis oriented wedge- shaped GaN nanowalls grown by molecular beam epitaxy, H. P. Bhasker, S. Dhar, A. Sain, M. Kesaria, and S. M. Shivaprasad, - Appl. Phys. Lett, 101, 132109 (2012).
  23. Force generation in bacteria without nucleotide-dependent bending of cytoskeletal filaments. - Biplab Ghosh and Anirban Sain, Phys. Rev. E., 83, 051924 (2011).
  24. Coarsening in polycrystalline material using Quaternions. - Santidan Biswas, Indradev Samajdar, Arunansu Haldar and Anirban Sain, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 23,072202 (2011) (Fast track comm.) (included in IOP SELECT).
  25. Effect of hydrodynamic interaction on polymeric tethers.- Suman G. Das, Dimitri Pescia, Mithun Biswas and Anirban Sain, Phys. Rev. E 82, 041910 (2010). (selected for the October 15, 2010 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research); highlighted by Nature-India.
  26. Effect of Intrinsic Curvature on Semiflexible Polymers. -Surya K. Ghosh, Kulveer Singh and Anirban Sain, Phys.Rev.E 80, 051904 (2009). (selected for the Nov 15th, 2009 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research).
  27. Predicting the coherence resonance curve using a semianalytic treatment. - Santidan Biswas, Dibyendu Das, Punit Parmananda and Anirban Sain, Phys.Rev.E 80, 046220 (2009).
  28. Self-organization of the MinE protein ring in subcellular Min oscillations. -Julien Derr, Jason T. Hopper, Anirban Sain, and Andrew D. Rutenberg, Phys.Rev.E 80, 011922 (2009). (selected for the Aug 1st, 2009 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research)
  29. Origin of contractile force during cell division of bacteria. -Biplab Ghosh and Anirban Sain, Phys. Rev. Lett., 101, 178101 (2008); highlighted by Nature-India . (selected for the Nov 1st, 2008 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research)
  30. Effect of hydrodynamic interaction on partially stretched polymers.- Anirban Sain, Phys.Rev.E, 77, 061603 (2008). (selected for the July 1st, 2008 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research).
  31. Microscopic strain distribution profile in a 1-D chain during rupture - a many body Kramers calculation. -Anirban Sain, Cristiano Dias, and Martin Grant, Phys.Rev.E, 74, 046111 (2006). (selected for the Nov 1st, 2006 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research).
  32. Review of Resistance to Hydriding in Zirconium - An Emerging Possibility - K.V. Mani Krishna, A. Sain, I. Samajdar, G.K. Dey, D. Srivastava, S. Neogi, R. Tiwari and S. Banerjee, Acta Materialia, 54, 4665(2006).
  33. Effect of base stacking interaction in heterogeneous single stranded DNA. - Anirban Sain, Bae-Yeun Ha, and Jeff.Z.Y. Chen, Physica-A, 369,679, (2006).
  34. Phase ordering kinetics of a binary fluid mixture in the inertia dominated regime.- Anirban Sain, and Martin Grant, Phys. Rev. Lett., 95, 255702 (2005).
  35. Chain persistency in single stranded DNA - effect of stacking interactions. - Anirban Sain, Bae-Yeun Ha, Heng-Kwong Tsao and Jeff.Z.Y. Chen , Phys. Rev. E, 69, 061913, (2004).
  36. The Influence of tether dynamics on forced Kramers escape from a kinetic trap. - Anirban Sain and Michael Wortis, Phys. Rev. E, 70, 031102, (2004). (selected for the September 15, 2004 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research).
  37. Langevin equation for the motion of a Brownian particle in an ideal gas environment, Rangan Lahiri, Arvind and Anirban Sain, Pramana: J. Phys., 62, 1015 (2004).
  38. Counterion distribution and charge-fluctuation-interactions between like-charged fluid membranes, Anirban Sain and Bae-Yeun Ha, Physica A 320, 67 (2003).
  39. Multiscaling in the Randomly Forced and Conventional Navier-Stokes Equations, Anirban Sain and Rahul Pandit, Physica A 270, 190 (1999).
  40. Large momentum expansions in fluid turbulence, J. K. Bhattacharjee and Anirban Sain, Physica A 270, 165 (1999).
  41. Extended self-similarity and dissipation range dynamics of three-dimensional turbulence, Anirban Sain and J. K. Bhattacharjee, Phys. Rev. E 60, 571 (1999).
  42. Multiscaling in randomly stirred fluid model for turbulence, Anirban Sain, Manu and Rahul Pandit, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 4377 (1998).
  43. Multiscaling in models of Magnetohydrodynamic turbulence, Abhik Basu, Anirban Sain, Sujan K.Dhar and Rahul Pandit, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 2687 (1998).
  44. Inertial and dissipation range assymptotics in fluid turbulence, Sujan Dhar, Anirban Sain and Rahul Pandit, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 2964 (1997).
  45. Some recent advances in the theory of homogeneous and isotropic fluid turbulence, Sujan K.Dhar, Anirban Sain, Ashwin Pande, and Rahul Pandit, Pramana: J. Phys. (Special issue on Nonlinearity and Chaos in Physical Sciences), 48, 325 (1997).
  46. Scaling of resistance in the 2-dimensional Anderson Tight Binding model of disordered systems-2, Anirban Sain and Abhijit Mookerjee, Mod. Phys. Lett. B 8 195(1994).
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