Curriculum Vitae


June 2011   Doctorate in Theoretical Physics,
                 Technical University Eindhoven, The Netherlands
                    Advisor:  M.A.J. Michels
                    Thesis: "Modelling bias-induced changtes of organic field-effect transistor characteristics"
June 2006   Master of Technology in Electrical Engineering,
                  Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India

                    Advisor: B. Mazhari
                    Thesis: "Contact resistance of top-contract organic field-effect transistors"

Professional Experience

Since May 2017             Group Leader, Leibniz Institute for Polymer research, Dresden

September 2011-2017    Post-Doctiral Fellow
                                           2015-2017: University of Fribourg, Switzerland
                                               Group Leader: Joseph Brader
                                           2014-2015: University of Göttingen, Germany
                                               Group Leader: Christoph Schmidt
                                           2011-2014: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
                                               Group Leader: Fred MacKintosh

Awards and Honors

  • Best Instructor           
           Computational physics course, Technical University Eindhoven (2009)
  • Best Instructor           
           Laboratory physics course, Technical University Eindhoven (2008)
  • Best Paper                 
           Student-paper award in International conference on systemics, cybernetics, and informatics, India (2005)
  • Chemistry Olympiad    
            Reached the finals of Indian National Chemistry Olympiad organized by BARC (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre), India (2000)

Invited Talks

  • Nonlinear mechanics of fibrous networks, DPG, Berlin (2018)
  • Mechanical critical behavior of fibrous networks, Dresden Polymer Discussions, Meissen (2018)
  • Green-Kubo approch to active Brownian systems, University of Fribourg, Fribourg Swtzerland (2017)
  • Molecular motors drive criticality in an active network, MIT, Boston (2015)
  • Strain driven criticality in a passive network, Harvard University, Boston (2015)
  • Strain driven criticality in a passive network, University of Chicago, Chicago (2015)
  • Strain controlled criticality governs the mechanical behavior of fibrous networks, Thirdinfinity Conference, Göttingen (2015)
  • Residence time of particle in a driven diffusive system with Langmuir Kinetics, Sapienza University, Rome (2015)
  • Nonlinear elasticity of biopolymer networks, University of Basel, Switzeraland (2015)
  • Nonlinear elasticity as an athermal critical phenomenon, Orsay University, Paris (2014)


  • Active Dynamics on Microscales: Molecular Motors and Self-Propelling Particles, Leiden (Netherlands) 2012
  • 10th Dutch Chromatin Meeting, Amsterdam (Netherlands) 2012
  • Postgraduate School Statistical Physics and Theory of Condensed Matter, Driebergen (Nether- lands) 2008 and 2009