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

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

Selected Publications:
  1. De, Rumi; Zemel, A. and Safran, S. A.. 2007. "Dynamics of cell orientation." Nature Physics, 3, 655-659
  2. 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
  3. De, Rumi and Ananthakrishna, G.. 2004. "Power laws, Precursors and Predictability During Failure." Europhys Letters, 66, 715