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Dr. Bibhu Ranjan Sarangi
Assistant Professor
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  • PhD in Physics from Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, India (Awarded in 2011)
  • MSc in Physics from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India
  • BSc from Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, India


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, IIT Palakkad (Since June 2019)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, SRM University, India (2016)
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Institut Jacques Monod, Paris, France (2013)
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Institut Curie, Paris, France (2010)



Our research aims to understand the interaction of living systems with their environment. Specifically, we are studying the process of "mechanosensing" by which living cells sense and respond to the external mechanical stimuli at different length scales. 


Academic Year: 2019-20 

a) Odd Semester :   PH1010-B.Tech First Year Physics Theory 

                                BT2010- B-Tech Second Year , Life Science Theory

b) Even Semester : PH1020 - B.Tech First Year  Physics,  Theory 

Research Area
Experimental Biophysics
Physics of Cancer
Additional Information
Externally Funded Projects

1. Title : Mechanistic correlation between homeostatic pressure and metastatic competence in cancer cells

   Funding Agency : DST-SERB

   Duration : Three years

   Status : Ongoing

Open Positions

Motivated students required for  PhD and Post-Doc positions in the field of Experimental Biophysics. Please see the IIT-Palakkad website for application process.

Recent Conference Visits/Talks
  1. Phenotypic Heterogeneity as a Driver of Cancer Progression, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore Jan 05 - 09, 2020.  (Talk).                                       
  2. ComFlu2019, IISER Bhopal, Bhopal,  Dec 05 - 07, 2019 (Talk)                                                                                                                                                  
  3.  University of Kerala, Kariavattom Campus, Trivandrum, 20 Sept 2019, (Talk)                                                                                                             
  4. ARVO-INDIA  (IERG 2019) Workshop, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, 26 July 2019, (Talk) 

Recent Publications

Bibhu Ranjan Sarangi, Mukund Gupta, Bryant L Doss, Nicolas Tissot, France Lam, René-Marc Mège, Nicolas Borghi, Benoît Ladoux
Nano letters (2017)
Mukund Gupta, Leyla Kocgozlu, Bibhu Ranjan Sarangi, Felix Margadant, Mohammed Ashraf, Benoit Ladoux
Methods in Cell Biology 125 289 (2015)
Mukund Gupta, Bibhu Ranjan Sarangi, Joran Deschamps, Yasaman Nematbakhsh, Andrew Callan-Jones, Felix Margadant, René-Marc Mège, Chwee Teck Lim, Raphaël Voituriez, Benoît Ladoux
Nature communications 6 7525 (2015)
Kévin Alessandri, Bibhu Ranjan Sarangi, Vasily Valérïévitch Gurchenkov, Bidisha Sinha, Tobias Reinhold Kießling, Luc Fetler, Felix Rico, Simon Scheuring, Christophe Lamaze, Anthony Simon, Sara Geraldo, Danijela Vignjević, Hugo Doméjean, Leslie Rolland, An
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110 (37) 14843 (2013)
Georg Pabst, Beate Boulgaropoulos, Edgar Gander, Bibhu R Sarangi, Heinz Amenitsch, Velayudhan A Raghunathan, Peter Laggner
Journal of Membrane Biology 231 (2-3) 125 (2009)