Dr. Bibhu Ranjan Sarangi


Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Bibhu Ranjan Sarangi is working as an Research Assistant Professor in SRM Research Institute and associated with Department of Physics and Nanotechnology since June 2016. He received his Ph.D in physics from Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, India. He was a postdoctoral researcher in Institute Curie, Parisand in Institute Jacques Monod, Paris. Dr. Sarangi is an experimental Biophysicist with substantial experience in techniques ranging from micro-patterning, microfluidics to several advance light microscopy techniques including FRET, TIRF, SIM and multi-photon microscopy. His primary research interest is to understand the interaction of the living matter with its micro-environment

Development of a novel technique to encapsulate cells in alginate spheres and study of cell-substrate interaction are the highlights of his recent research.In particular Dr Sarangi along with a group in Institute Curie have studied the growth dynamics of confined cell aggregates that can have a far reaching significance in understanding the correlation of mechanical properties of primary tumors with the progression of cancer. 

Current Research 

  • Studying the correlation of the mechanical properties of cancer cells with their metastatic competence
  • Dynamics of Focal adhesion disassembly  

Research Interest

  • Cell Mechanics
  • Encapsulation
  • Physics of Cancer
  • Cell-substrate interaction

Reseach Facilities

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Postdoctoral Fellows

  • To be updated

Research Fellows

  • To be updated

Project Assistants

  • To be updated

  • Coordination between intra- and extra- cellular forces regulates focal adhesion dynamics. 
Bibhu Ranjan Sarangi, Mukund Gupta, Bryant Doss, Nicolas Tissot, France Lam, Rene-Marc Mege, Nicolas Borghi and Benoit Ladoux. Nanoletters, 2016.
  • Adaptive rheology and ordering of cell cytoskeleton govern matrix rigidity sensing. 
Mukund Gupta, Bibhu Ranjan Sarangi, Joran Deschamps, Andrew Callan- Jones, Felix Margadant, Rene-Marc Mege, Chwee Teck Lim, Raphael Voituriez, Benoit Ladoux
  Nature Communication, Vol- 6, 7525, 2015. 
  • Cellular capsules as a tool for multicellular spheroid production and for investigating the mechanics of tumor progression in vitro. 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, Anette Funfak, Jérôme Bibette, Nicolas Bremond, Pierre Nassoy.
*Co-First Author, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Vol- 110, Pages: 14843-14848, 2013. ( Selected for Cover page )                  
  • Phase behaviour of lipid–cholesterol membranes
Sanat Karmakar, Bibhu Ranjan Sarangi, VA Raghunathan. Solid state communications, Vol -139, Pages 630-634, 2006. 
  • Effect of ceramide on nonraft proteins. Georg Pabst, Beate Boulgaropoulos, Edgar Gander, Bibhu Ranjan Sarangi, Heinz Amenitsch, Velayudhan A Raghunathan, Peter Laggner. 
Journal of Membrane Biology , Vol- 231, Pages 125-132, 2009 
  • Micropillar substrates: a tool for studying cell mechanobiology ,Mukund Gupta, Leyla Kocgozlu, Bibhu Ranjan Sarangi, Felix Margadant, Mohammed Ashraf* and Benoit Ladoux. 
Methods in cell biology, 125, 289-308, 2015. 
  • X-ray and Neutron Scattering Studies of Lipid–Sterol Model Membranes .Bibhu Ranjan Sarangi, S Karmakar and VA Raghunathan.Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, 11 159-186, 2010.   (Book Chapter)

Conference Proceedings 

  • Phase behaviour of phosphatidylcholine (PC) -cholesterol membranes Sanat Karmakar, Bibhu Ranjan Sarangi, V. A. Raghunathan. DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 51, 2006. 

  • Simultaneous mapping of intra-and extracellular forces at the focal adhesion sites. B.R Sarangi et. al. Molecular Biology of the Cell. Vol. 25. 8120 Woodmont Ave, STE 750, BETHESDA, MD 20814-2755 USA: AMER SOC CELL BIOLOGY, 2014 . 


2016 Odd Semester [July – November]

MSc Physics : I Semester (2016)

  • Course Name: BIOPHYSICS

2017 Even Semester [January –May]

MSc Physics: II Semester


Other Courses Offered :

  • Optical microscopy
  • Soft-condensed matter physics
  • Biophysics


Postdoctoral positions:
Post-doctoral Positions
None at this time


  • Will be updated soon

M.Sc/M. Tech and B. Tech students

  • None for M. Sc/M.Tech Minor projects available for B.Tech students

Interested candidates can directly contact the group leader
For contact:
Dr. Bibhu Ranjan Sarangi
Research Assistant Professor 
Research Institute & Department of Physics and Nanotechnology
R-11, 13th floor, Central library building
SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University), Kattankulathur -603203.
Email: bibhuranjan.s@ktr.srmuniv.ac.in
Phone: 04427417911