I am a senior research fellow at Indian Institute of Science Education and
Research (IISER) Kolkata and working on theoretical soft matter physics under the supervision of Dr. Arindam Kundagrami
Areas of expertise
I am interested to work especially on systems in which the basic concepts of equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical physics can be applied. Soft materials such as colloids, liquid crystals, polymers and its different varieties such as individual chains in a solution and cross-linked chains in a gel, polymer brushes - both uncharged and charged versions thereof, etc. are very common in nature, and important from the perspective of scientific, medical and technological applications. The "softness", i.e., low values of shear-resistivity of these less elastic materials, makes them interesting and their treatment quite different from traditional "hard" condensed matter systems.
 Kinetics of swelling of polyelectrolyte gels: Fixed degree of ionization, Swati Sen, and Arindam Kundagrami, J. Chem. Phys. 143, 224904 (2015).(weblink)
 A complete theory for the magnetism of an ideal gas of electrons, Shyamal Biswas, Swati Sen, and Debnarayan
Jana, Phys. Plasmas 20, 052503 (2013).(weblink)