Mithun Biswas

Assistant Professor Grade-I

Physics and Astronomy

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Prof. Mithun Biswas

Assistant Professor Grade-I

Physics and Astronomy

Joined in Feb 2018

 Room Number: PH-309

 Department of Physics and Astronomy, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Sundargarh, Odisha, India - 769008

 Education Qualification

  1. Ph.D.
    University of Heidelberg, Germany
  2. M.Sc
    IIT Bombay
  3. B.Sc (Hons)
    Presidency College, University of Calcutta


Teaching Experience
  • Physics,  NIT Rourkela,  15 Feb 2018 - Present
Post Doctoral Research Experience
  • Biophysics,  University of Freiburg, Germany,  01 Jul 2015 - 30 Nov 2017
  • Biophysics,  Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany,  01 Mar 2012 - 30 Jun 2015
Laboratory Development
  • Computational Biophysics,  NIT Rourkela,  This lab is involved in the development and application of biomolecular simulation methods.

 Expertise Information

Research Group
Soft Matter and Polymer Physics
Areas of Interest
Biophysics, soft matter physics, simulation of protein structural dynamics and folding. - // Personal website:


Role of soft interactions in protein association reactions in crowed environment.


 Principal Investigator

 36 months



 Continuing Education

No Continuing Educations Found....


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Total Publications: 10
A. S. Tiwari, S. Pradhan, S. A, M., S. Jha, C., M. Biswas, and M. Saleem, "Interplay of lipid head group and packing defects in driving amyloid-beta-mediated myelin-like model membrane deformation", J. Biol. Chem., vol.299, no.5, pp.104653, Elsvier, May 2023, /10.1016/j.jbc.2023.104653 Article
S. Pradhan, R. Rath, and M. Biswas, "GB1 dimerization in crowders: A multiple resolution approach", Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, vol.63, no.5, pp.1570–1577, American Chemical Society 2023, 10.1021/acs.jcim.3c00012 Article
S. K. Sahu and M. Biswas, "Modeling protein association from homogeneous to mixed environments: A reaction-diffusion dynamics approach", Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling, vol.107, pp.107936, Elsevier 2021, 10.1016/j.jmgm.2021.107936 Article
M. Biswas, L. Benjamin, and S. Gerhard, "Metadynamics Enhanced Markov Modeling of Protein Dynamics", The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol.122, no.21, pp.5508--5514, American Chemical Society 2018, 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b11800 Article
S. Norbert, L. Benjamin, M. Biswas, and S. Gerhard, "Global Langevin Model of Multidimensional Biomolecular Dynamics", The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol.145, no.18, pp.184114, AIP Publishing 2016, 10.1063/1.4967341 Article

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P. Mondal, M. Biswas, T. Goldau, A. Heckel, and I. Burghardt, "In search of an efficient photoswitch for functional RNA: Design principles from a microscopic analysis of azobenzene-linker-rna dynamics with different linkers", The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol.119, no.34, pp.11275-11286, American Chemical Society 2015, 10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b03118 Article
M. Biswas and B. Irene, "Azobenzene Photoisomerization-induced Destabilization of B-DNA", Biophysical Journal, vol.107, no.4, pp.932--940, Cell Press 2014, 10.1016/j.bpj.2014.06.044 Article
M. Biswas, L. Jorg, and B. T. C, "Atomistic Simulations of Nucleosomes", Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Computational Molecular Science, vol.3, no.4, pp.378--392, Wiley Online Library 2013, 10.1002/wcms.1139 Article
M. Biswas, W. T, L. J, and S. J. C, "DNA Bending Potentials for Loop-mediated Nucleosome Repositioning", epl (europhysics letters), vol.97, no.3, pp.38004, IOP Publishing 2012, 10.1209/0295-5075/97/38004 Article
M. Biswas, V. Karine, S. J. C, and L. Jorg, "Role of Histone Tails in Structural Stability of the Nucleosome", Plos Computational Biology, vol.7, no.12, pp.e1002279, Public Library of Science 2011, 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002279 Article

 Courses Taught

  • PH3003 : Heat and Thermodynamics {Theory}
  • PH4002 : Electrodynamics {Theory}
  • PH4004 : Statistical Mechanics {Theory}
  • PH405 : Statistical Mechanics {Theory}
  • PH6124 : Classical Molecular Simulations {Theory}
  • PH1070 : Physics Laboratory {Practical}
  • PH2071 : Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory {Practical}
  • PH4073 : Computer Programming Laboratory {Practical}
  • PH4074 : Computational Physics Laboratory {Practical}
  • PH475 : Fortran Programming Laboratory {Practical}
  • PH574 : Computational Laboratory-II {Practical}

 Research Scholars

Ph.D. Students [3]
Computational soft matter physics

 Sweta Pradhan

Enrolled: Jul 2019



Phase Transition in Biological Cell

 Sanchari Chakraborty

Enrolled: Sep 2020



BIOPHYSICS (Modelling a crowded cell)

 Rajendra Rath

Enrolled: Aug 2021




PG Dissertation
  • Suraj Kumar Sahu (417PH2119), "Macromolecular Crowding Effects on Protein Kinetics" - M.Sc.    Supervisor     2018-19 Spring
  • Ajay Kumar Tete (420PH2066), "Protein-Protein Association Reaction In Polymer Solution" - M.Sc.    Supervisor     2021-22 Spring
  • Malay Bepari (420PH2093), "Molecular Dynamics Study of Phase Transition of Argon System" - M.Sc.    Supervisor     2021-22 Spring
UG Dissertation
  • Ajaya Kumar Sahoo (414PH5043), "Temperature Enhanced Langevin Modelling of Biomolecular Dynamics" - Integrated M.Sc.    Supervisor     2018-19 Spring
  • Sattwik Sadhu (415PH5074), "Diffusive Dynamics in Crowded Environments" - Integrated M.Sc.    Supervisor     2019-20 Spring
  • Rishabh Kundu (415PH5069), "Modeling biomolecular dynamics with generalized Langevin equation" - Integrated M.Sc.    Supervisor     2020 Summer
  • Sugandhraj Patel (416PH5049), "Study of Nucleation using 2D Ising model" - Integrated M.Sc.    Supervisor     2020-21 Spring
  • Ankita Halder (416PH5045), "Physical Properties of Biological Membrane" - Integrated M.Sc.    Supervisor     2021 Summer
  • Prakriti Mishra (417PH5044), "Study of Diffusion in Bilayer Systems with varied Lipid Compositions" - Integrated M.Sc.    Supervisor     2021-22 Spring

 Awards and Honours

Awards and Honours
  • National Scholarship and State Merit Award,    1999
Memberships / Fellowships
  • Heidelberg Graduate School Fellowship,    2009
  • CSIR-UGC Junior Research Fellowship,    2006
  • Visiting Student Research Programme (VSRP) fellowship,    2005