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Debashish Chowdhury

Ph.D. (IIT KANPUR, 1984)

Professor, Dean R&C

  • Specialisation

    Interdisciplinary Applications Of Statistical Phys

  • Research Interest

    (i) Natural Nano-machines: Operational Mechanisms, Energy Efficiency, and Power Output; (ii) Transport and Traffic at multiple scales: from molecules to vehicles; (iii) Swarm Intelligence of a super-organism: ant colony as an example; (iv) Subcellular Transport and Size control in living Cells; (v) Tape-copying Turing Machines in Living Cells: Random and Programmed Errors; (vi) Stochastic Mechano-chemical kinetics and Non-equilibrium Phenomena in Disordered and Complex Systems.

  • Brief Profile

    Debashish Chowdhury joined the Department of Physics as a Professor in July 2023. Before joining he was a Professor (HAG) of Physics at IIT Kanpur. He is a former head of the Department of Physics at IIT Kanpur. He held two terms as an endowed chair professor at IIT Kanpur from 2011 to 2018. He has been the recipient of the prestigious J.C. Bose National Fellowship (2013-2023) awarded by the Science and Engineering Research Board of the Government of India. In recognition of his outstanding research achievements, he has been elected as a fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (Delhi), Indian Academy of Sciences (Bangalore), and National Academy of Sciences India (Allahabad). He has served as a member of the Council of the Indian National Science Academy. He has been elected as a member of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP)-C6 Commission. He is also a recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award of IIT Kanpur (2020). He is a former fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany) and an Invitational fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Japan). He has also served as a Visiting Professor / Visiting Scientist at several leading universities and research institutes in the USA, Canada, Germany, Japan, and Singapore.