
Suman Kr Banik
Associate Professor, Chemistry
PhD: Jadavpur University (2001)
Ph.
D. (Chemical Physics) Jadavpur University,
India 2001
M.
Sc. (Physical Chemistry) University of Calcutta, India
1995
B.
Sc. (Chemistry
University of Calcutta, India 1993
Associate Professor 
Department of Chemistry, Bose Institute 
01/14present 
Assistant Professor 
Department of Chemistry, Bose Institute 
11/0812/13 
Postdoctoral Associate 
Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech 
11/0710/08 
Postdoctoral Associate 
Department of Physics, Virginia Tech 
10/0507/07 
Research Associate 
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science 
03/0509/05 
Postdoctoral Fellow 
NORDITA, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics 
04/0402/05 
Postdoctoral Fellow 
MaxPlanck Institute for Physics of Complex Systems 
07/0203/04 
Research Fellow 
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science 
08/9606/02 
RESEARCH INTEREST
Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Biology

S K Banik
and D S Ray 1998 Linear systems with adiabatic fluctuations, J. Phys. A
31, 3937

S K Banik,
J Ray Chaudhuri and D S Ray 1998 Theory of adiabatic fluctuations:
thirdorder noise, J. Phys. A 31, 7301

J Ray
Chaudhuri, S K Banik, B Deb and D S Ray 1999 Modified Bloch equations in
the presence of a nonstationary bath, Eur. Phys. J. D 6, 415

S K Banik,
J Ray Chaudhuri and D S Ray 2000 Adiabatic noiseinduced escape rate for
nonequilibrium open systems, Indian J. Chem. 39A, 300

S K Banik,
J Ray Chaudhuri and D S Ray 2000 The generalized Kramers' theory for
nonequilibrium open onedimensional systems, J. Chem. Phys. 112,
8330

B C Bag,
S K Banik and D S Ray 2001 The noise properties of stochastic processes
and entropy production, Phys. Rev. E 64, 026110

J Ray
Chaudhuri, S K Banik, B C Bag and D S Ray 2001 Analytical and numerical
investigation of escape rate for an external noise driven bath, Phys.
Rev. E. 63, 061111

S K Banik,
B C Bag and D S Ray 2002 Generalized quantum FokkerPlanck, diffusion
and Smoluchowski equations with true probability distribution functions,
Phys. Rev. E 65, 051106

D
Banerjee, B C Bag, S K Banik and D S Ray 2002 Approach to Quantum
Kramers' Equation and Barrier Crossing Dynamics, Phys. Rev. E 65,
021109

D
Banerjee, S K Banik, B C Bag and D S Ray 2002 Quantum Kramers' equation
for energy diffusion and barrier crossing dynamics in the lowfriction
regime, Phys. Rev. E 66, 051105

S Kar, S
K Banik and D S Ray 2002 A class of selflimiting growth models in
presence of nonlinear diffusion, Phys. Rev. E 65, 061909

D
Banerjee, B C Bag, S K Banik and D S Ray 2003 Quantum Smoluchowski
equation: Escape from a metastable state, Physica A 318, 6

D Barik,
S K Banik and D S Ray 2003 Quantum phase space function formulation of
reactive flux theory, J. Chem. Phys. 119, 680

B C Bag,
D Banerjee, S K Banik and D S Ray 2003 Quantum Brownian motion and
generalization of Arhenius rate law, J. Indian Chem. Soc. 80, 511

S Kar, S
K Banik and D S Ray 2003 Exact solutions of Fisher and Burgers'
equations with finite transport memory, J. Phys. A 36, 2771

D
Banerjee, B C Bag, S K Banik and D S Ray 2004 Solution of quantum
Langevin equation: Approximations theoretical and numerical aspects, J.
Chem. Phys. 120, 8960

S K Banik,
T Ambjörnsson and R Metzler 2005 Stochastic approach to DNA breathing
dynamics, Europhys. Lett. 71, 852

J Ray
Chaudhuri, D Barik and S K Banik 2006 Escape rate from a
metastable state weakly interacting with a heat bath driven by an
external noise, Phys. Rev. E 73, 051101

J Ray
Chaudhuri, D Barik and S K Banik 2006 Dynamics of a metastable state
nonlinearly coupled to a heat bath driven by external noise, Phys. Rev.
E 74, 061119

T
Ambjörnsson, S K Banik, O Krichevsky and R Metzler 2006 Sequence
sensitivity of breathing dynamics in heteropolymer DNA, Phys. Rev. Lett.
97, 128105

J Ray
Chaudhuri, D Barik and S K Banik 2007 Nonequilibrium fluctuation induced
escape from a metastable state, Eur. Phys. J. B 55, 333

J Ray
Chaudhuri, S Chattopadhyay and S K Banik 2007 Generalization of escape
rate from a metastable state driven by external crosscorrelated noise
processes, Phys. Rev. E 76, 021125

J Ray
Chaudhuri, S Chattopadhyay and S K Banik 2007 Simple model for transport
phenomena: Microscopic construction of Maxwell demonlike engine, J.
Chem. Phys. 127, 224508

J Ray
Chaudhuri, D Barik and S K Banik 2007 Directed motion generated by heat
bath nonlinearly driven by external noise, J. Phys. A 40, 14715

T
Ambjörnsson, S K Banik, M A Lomholt and R Metzler 2007 Master equation
approach to DNA breathing in heteropolymer DNA, Phys. Rev. E 75,
021908

T
Ambjörnsson, S K Banik, O Krichevsky and R Metzler 2007 Breathing
dynamics in heteropolymer DNA, Biophys. J. 92, 2674

J Ray
Chaudhuri, S Chattopadhyay and S K Banik 2008 Multiplicative correlated
noise induced escape rate from a metastable state, J. Chem. Phys. 128,
154513

S
Bhattacharya, S K Banik, S Chattopadhyay and J Ray Chaudhuri 2008 Time
dependent current in a nonstationary environment: A microscopic
approach, J. Math. Phys. 49, 063302

J Ray
Chaudhuri, S K Banik, S Chattopadhyay and P Chaudhury 2008 Transport and
bistable kinetics of a Brownian particle in a nonequilibrium
environment, J. Math. Phys. 49, 113303

P
Chaudhury, R Metzler and S K Banik 2009 Finding the optimum activation
energy in DNA breathing dynamics: a simulated annealing approach, J.
Phys. A 42, 335101

S K Banik,
A T Fenley and R V Kulkarni 2009 A model for signal transduction during
quorum sensing in Vibrio harveyi, Phys. Biol. 6, 046008

A Shit, S
Chattopadhyay, S K Banik and J Ray Chaudhuri 2010 Generalized Einstein
relation in tilted periodic potential: A semiclassical approach, J.
Phys. Chem. B 114, 7854

A Shit, S
Chattopadhyay, S K Banik and J Ray Chaudhuri 2010 Microscopic
realization of crosscorrelated noise processes, Chaos 20,
023130

A T
Fenley, S K Banik and R V Kulkarni 2011 Computational modeling of
differences in the quorum sensing induced luminescence phenotypes of
Vibrio harveyi and Vibrio cholerae, J. Theo. Biol. 274,
145

S
Talukder, P Chaudhury, R Metzler and S K Banik 2011 Determining the DNA
stability parameters for the breathing dynamics of heterogeneous DNA by
stochastic optimization, J. Chem. Phys. 135, 165103

A Shit, S
Chattopadhyay, S K Banik and J Ray Chaudhuri 2012 Kramers turnover in
class of thermodynamically open systems: Effect of interplay of
nonlinearity and noises, Chem. Phys. Lett. 543, 173

A
Bandyopadhyay and S K Banik 2012 Positive feedback and temperature
mediated molecular switch controls diﬀerential
gene regulation in
Bordetella pertussis,
Biosystems 110, 107

S
Talukder, S Sen, R Metzler, S K Banik and P Chaudhury 2013 Stochastic
optimization study of protein dimerization kinetics, J. Chem. Sci.
125, 1619

A K Maity,
A Bandyopadhyay, S Chattopadhyay, J Ray Chaudhuri, R Metzler, P
Chaudhury and S K Banik 2013 Quantification of noise in
bifunctionalityinduced posttranslational modification, Phys. Rev. E
88, 032716

S
Talukder, S Sen, R Sharma, S K Banik and P Chaudhury 2014 A generalized
recipe to construct elementary or multistep reaction paths via a
stochastic formulation: Application to the conformational change in
noble gas clusters, Chem. Phys. 431432, 5

A
Bandyopadhyay, S Biswas, A K Maity and S K Banik 2014 Analysis of DevR
regulated genes in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Syst. Synth. Biol.
8, 3

S
Talukder, S Sen, P Chakraborti, R Metzler, S K Banik and P Chaudhury
2014 Breathing dynamics based parameter sensitivity analysis of
heteropolymeric DNA, J. Chem. Phys. 140, 125101

A K Maity,
A Bandyopadhyay, P Chaudhury and S K Banik 2014 Role of functionality in
twocomponent signal transduction: A stochastic study, Phys. Rev. E
89, 032713
Contact:
Department of
Chemistry 
Phone: +913323031142 
Bose Institute 
Fax: +913323036790 
Kolkata 700 009, India. 
Email:
skbanik@jcbose.ac.in 
