Rumi De

Assistant Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences (DPS), Biological Sciences (DBS)
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Research Interest:

    Our group aims at addressing emergent problems in the interdisciplinary areas of physics and biology by using the tools from statistical physics, nonlinear dynamics, elasticity, and soft condensed matter physics.

Academic Background:
  1. PhD (Physics), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 2006

  1. Assistant Professor, IISER Kolkata ( - )
  2. Visiting Scientist, Southampton University, Southampton, UK (2010 - 2010)
  3. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Brown University, Providence, USA (2008 - 2009)
  4. Postdoctoral Fellow, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel (2006 - 2008)

Awards and Honors:
  1. Young Investigator Award from 6th World Congress of Biomechanics, Singapore (2010)
  2. Feinberg Graduate Postdoctoral Fellowship from Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel (2006)
  3. One of the best participants award in seventh workshop on nonlinear dynamics and earthquake predicti from ICTP, Trieste, Italy (2003)
  4. National Eligibility Test (NET) from University Grants Commission, Govt. of India (1999)

Selected Publications:
  1. De, Rumi. 2018. "A general model of focal adhesion orientation dynamics in response to static and cyclic stretch." Communications Biology, 1, 81
  2. De, Rumi; Zemel, A. and Safran, S. A.. 2010. "Theoretical concepts and models of cellular mechanosensing.." Methods in Cell Biology, 98, 143-175
  3. De, Rumi; Zemel, A. and Safran, S. A.. 2007. "Dynamics of cell orientation." Nature Physics, 3, 655-659
  4. De, Rumi and Ananthakrishna, G.. 2006. "Dynamics of the peel front and the nature of the acoustic emission during peeling of an adhesive tape." Physical Review Letters, 97, 165503
  5. De, Rumi and Ananthakrishna, G.. 2004. "Power laws, Precursors and Predictability During Failure." Europhys Letters, 66, 715
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