Debashree Chakraborty


Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Professional Experience: 

3 years 5 months as Assistant Professor at NIT K

Contact Details


Academic Background

Ph. D (IIT Kanpur) 2011
M.Sc (B.H.U) 2004
B. Sc (University of Burdwan) 2002

Areas of Interest

Theoretical Chemistry and Biophysics

Significant Projects

"Proteins at the interface of Liquids" Early research career award, DST, 2016-2019.

Supervision of Ph.D

2 (on going)

Significant Publications

1) S. Biswas, D. Chakraborty* and B. S. Mallik* , "Interstitial voids and resultant density of liquid water: A first-principles molecular dynamics study", ACS Omega, 3, 2010, 2018.
2) D. Chakraborty, A. Taly, and F. Sterpone, "Stay Wet, Stay Stable? How Internal Water Helps Stability of Thermophilic Proteins", J. Phys. Chem. B, 119, 12760–12770, 2015.
3) D. Chakraborty and G. N. Patey, "How Crystals Nucleate and Grow in Aqueous NaCl Solution", J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 4, 573, 2013.
4) D. Chakraborty and G. N. Patey, "Evidence that crystal nucleation in aqueous NaCl solution Occurs by the two-step mechanism", Chem. Phys. Lett., 587, 25, 2013.
5) D. Chakraborty and A. Chandra, "A first principles simulation study of fluctuations of hydrogen bonds and vibrational frequencies of water at liquid–vapor interface", Chem. Phys., 392, 96, 2012.
6) D. Chakraborty and A. Chandra, "Hydrogen bonded structure and dynamics of liquid-vapor interface of water-ammonia mixture: An ab initio molecular dynamics study", J. Chem. Phys., 135, 114510, 2011.


(1) Early Scientist research Award from DST, 2016.
(2) CNRS post-doctorate fellow in Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique from June 2013-April 2015
(3) Post-doctorate fellowship in University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada


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Department of Chemistry, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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