Assistant Professor

Dr Debabrata Pramanik

Department of Physics


  1. Computational Biophysics
  2. Statistical Physics
  3. Rare Events Sampling



Midnapore College/ Vidyasagar University


Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)


Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore


  • Aug 2019 – Jun 2022, Postdoctoral Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  • Mar 2018 – July 2019, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Maryland College Park, MD, USA
  • May 2017 – Feb 2018, Research Associate, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore

Research Interest

  • Elucidating structural and thermodynamic properties of biopolymer – nanomaterial complexes and developing novel nanomaterial composites
  • Developing methods to optimize reaction coordinate
  • High – throughput screening of new chemical entities and developing new drug inhibitors
  • Multicomponent lipid bilayer – drug interaction and spontaneous curvature in membrane bilayer
  • DNA – protein, Ligand – protein, protein – protein interaction and uncovering thermodynamics, kinetics, pathways and mechanistic insights
  • Investigating homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation. Exploring the effect of small molecules on nucleation of water at the supercool regime

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2014-2015, “UGC BSR Research Fellowship in Science”, UGC, Government of India.
  • 2012-2013, “UGC BSR Research Fellowship in Science”, UGC, Government of India.
  • 2012, Senior Research Fellowship, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore.
  • 2010, GATE (Physics), IITs.
  • 2010, JEST (Physics), Research Institute, India.
  • 2008-2009, Meritorious Scholarship, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Chennai.
  • 2008, Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM), IITs.
  • 2008, 1st class 1st, B. Sc. (Physics Hon’s), Vidyasagar University, West Bengal.
  • 2008, Dr. N. C. Rana Memorial Endowment Medal, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal.
  • 2008, Institute Meritorious Scholarship, Midnapore College, West Bengal.
  • 2008, Institute Medal, Midnapore College, West Bengal.


  • D. Pramanik, A Pawar, S Roy and J K Singh, Mechanistic insights of key host proteins and potential repurposed inhibitors regulating SARS-CoV-2 pathway, J Comput Chem,43, 1237-1250(2022), IF: 3.376.

  • Amit Kumawat*, Sadanandam Namsani*, D. Pramanik*, Sudip Roy and Jayant K. Singh, Integrated docking and enhanced sampling based selection of repurposing drugs for SARS-CoV-2 by targeting host dependent factors, Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, 40 (20), 9897-9908 (2022), IF: 4.15.

  • Sadanandam Namsani*, D. Pramanik*, Mohd Aamir Khan, Sudip Roy and Jayant Kumar Singh, Metadynamics-based enhanced sampling protocol for virtual screening: case study for 3CLpro protein for SARS-CoV-2, Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, 40(15), 7002-7017 (2022), IF: 4.15.

  • Prantar Dutta*, D. Pramanik*, Jayant K Singh, Phase behaviour of pure PSPC and PEGylated multi-component lipid and their interaction with Paclitaxel: An all-atom MD study, Langmuir, 37, 10259-10271 (2021), IF: 4.331.

  • D. Pramanik, S. Kanchi, G. Ayappa and P. K. Maiti, Dendrimer: A Novel Nanomaterials, (2021); In: Shankar S., Muller R., Dunning T., Chen G.H. (eds) Computational Materials, Chemistry, and Biochemistry: From Bold Initiatives to The Last Mile. Springer Series in Materials Science, vol 284. Springer, Cham.

  • D. Pramanik, Z. Smith, A. Kells and P. Tiwary, Can one trust kinetic and thermodynamic observables from biased metadynamics simulations?: detailed quantitative benchmarks on millimolar drug fragment dissociation, J. Phys. Chem. B, 123 (17), 3672-3678 (2019), IF: 3.47.

  • Z. Smith, D. Pramanik, S.T. Tsai and P. Tiwary, Multi-dimensional spectral gap optimization of order parameters (SGOOP) through conditional probability factorization, J. Chem. Phys., 149 (23), 234105 (2018), IF: 4.304.

  • J.M.L. Ribeiro, S.T. Tsai, D. Pramanik, Y. Wang and P. Tiwary, Kinetics of ligand–protein dissociation from all-atom simulations: are we there yet?,Biochemistry, 58 (3), 156-165 (2018), IF: 3.162.

  • K. S. Vasu, D. Pramanik, S. Kundu, Sridevi S., N. Jayaraman, M. Jain, Prabal K. Maiti and A. K. Sood, Opening of large bandgap in metallic carbon nanotubes by mannose functionalized dendrimers: experiments and theory, J. Mater. Chem. C, 6, 6483-6488 (2018), IF: 8.067.

  • D. Pramanik and Prabal K. Maiti, DNA assisted dispersion of carbon nanotubes and comparison with other dispersing agents, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 9, 35287-35296 (2017), IF: 10.38.

  • D. Pramanik and Prabal K. Maiti, Dendrimer assisted dispersion of carbon nanotubes: a molecular dynamics study, Soft Matter, 12, 8512-8520 (2016), IF: 4.046.

  • H. Kumar, D. Pramanik, S. Mogurampelly, V. Vasumathi, B. Nandy and Prabal K. Maiti, Graphene and Carbon Nanotube-Based Nanomaterial: Application in Biomedical and Energy Research (Handbook of Carbon Nano Materials (Graphene Volumes), Vol. 6th), World Scientific Press, 2014.

  • R. Shivanna, D. Pramanik, H. Kumar, K. Venkata Rao, Subi J. George, Prabal K. Maiti and K. S. Narayan, Confinement induced stochastic sensing of charged coronene and perylene aggregates in alpha-hemolysin nanochannel, Soft Matter, 9, 10196-10202 (2013), IF: 4.046.

  • V. Vasumathi, D. Pramanik, A. K. Sood and Prabal K. Maiti, Structure of a carbon nanotube-dendrimer composite, Soft Matter, 9, 1372-1380 (2013), IF: 4.046.

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