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Dr. Shradha Mishra
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics Engineering,IIT (BHU)
Area of Interest: 
Condensed matter theory, soft condensed matter, statistical physics, active matter

1. Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, 221005 (From
27th Nov. 2015)

2. DST (INSPIRE) faculty at S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata,
700098 (Jan 2014 to 26th Nov 2015)

3. DST (INSPIRE) faculty at Department of Physics and Meteorology
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Kharagpur 721302 India
(Feb 2013 to 31st Dec. 2013)

4. Post Doctoral fellow at Kansas State University (Dept. of physics) (Jan 2012 - Dec
2012) (With Prof. Jeremy Schmit)

5. Visiting research scholar at Rockefeller University (Mar 2011 - Dec 2011)
(With Prof. E. G. D. Cohen)

6. Visiting research scholar at Princeton University (Sept 2010 - Feb 2011)
(With Prof. Iain D. Couzin)

7. Post Doctoral fellow at Syracuse University (Dept. of physics) (Nov. 2008 - July
2010) (With Prof. M. Cristina Marchetti)

8. Ph.D(Physics) (Aug 2003 to Oct. 2008):
CCMT, Department of Physics, IISc Bangalore-12
Thesis adviser: Prof. Sriram Ramaswamy
Thesis Title: Dynamics order and fluctuations is active nematics: numerical and theoretical studies.

9. Master of Science (Physics) (2003):
School of Physical Sciences,Jawaharlal Nehru University,New Delhi (India)
CGPA: (7.9 on the scale of 9.0) (2nd rank)
Project(MSc) Title: Random Matrix Theory

10. Bachelor of Science (Physics, Maths) (2001):
University of Allahabad, Allahabad, U. P. (India)Gold Medalist; Meghanad Saha Centenary gold medal (2001),Ward Vidyant Memorial gold Medal (2001),Y. J. K. Singh gold medal (1999).


Courses Taught

PHY 101: Classical Quantum and Relativistic Mechanics
PHY 303: Statistical Physics
AP7102: Mathematical Methods
PHY 304: Computational Physics
Advanced Statistical Physics

B.Tech part I, Mechanics Lab


1. Domain Growth in the Active Model B: Critical and Off-critical Composition
S Pattanayak, Shradha Mishra, S Puri
Soft Materials, 1-11  (2021)

2. Ordering kinetics and steady state of self-propelled particles with random-bond disorder
JP Singh, S Pattanayak, S Mishra
Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 54 (11), 115001 (2021)

3. Inhomogeneous activity enhances density phase separation in active model B
Ajeya Krishna and Shradha Mishra, Soft Materials 10, 1080, (2021)
4. Bond disorder enhances the information transfer in polar flock
JP Singh, S Kumar, Shradha Mishra, Accepeted in J. Stat. Mech (2021)
arXiv preprint arXiv:2102.03379

5. Dynamics of a collection of active particles on a two-dimensional periodic undulated surface
V Semwal, S Dikshit, Shradha Mishra, The European Physical Journal E 44 (2), 1-7 (2021)

6. Ordering Kinetics in the Active Model B
S Pattanayak, Shradha Mishra, S Puri, Phys. Rev. E. 104, 014606 (2021)

7. Polydispersity enhances the dynamics of Active Brownian particles
S Kumar, JP Singh, D Giri, S Mishra, Phys. Rev. E, 104, 024601 (2021)

8. Polar swimmers induce different phases in active nematics
PB Sampat, Shradha Mishra, Accepted in Phys. Rev. E, (2021)
arXiv preprint arXiv:2101.00578


1. Nonquenched rotators ease flocking and memorize it
R Das, M Kumar, S Mishra
Physical Review E 101 (1), 012607

2. Phase separation in a binary mixture of self-propelled particles with variable speed
JP Singh, S Mishra
Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 544, 123530

3. Speed inhomogeneity accelerates information transfer in polar flock
S Pattanayak, JP Singh, M Kumar, S Mishra
Physical Review E 101 (5), 052602

4. Dynamics of particle moving in a two dimensional Lorentz lattice gas
PB Sampat, S Kumar, S Mishra
J. Stat. Phys. 181, 1986 (2020)

1. Dynamics of a Particle Moving in One Dimensional Lorentz Lattice Gas
S Kumar, S Mishra
Journal of Statistical Physics 176 (5), 1161-1171

2. Enhanced dynamics of active Brownian particles in periodic obstacle arrays and corrugated channels
S Pattanayak, R Das, M Kumar, S Mishra
The European Physical Journal E 42 (5), 62

 1. Polar flock in the presence of random quenched rotators.
Rakesh Das, Manoranjan Kumar, Shradha Mishra, Phys. Rev. E. 98, 060602 (2018).
2. Flocking in one dimension: effect of update rules
R. K Singh, Shradha Mishra
arXiv:1704.04041, (2017)

 Athermal binary mixture of active and passive discs: depletion and motility
induced clustering
Pritha Dolai, Aditi Simha, Shradha Mishra
arXiv:1706.02968,  Soft Matter 2018).

Ordering dynamics of self-propelled particles in an inhomogeneous medium.
Rakesh Das, Shradha Mishra, Sanjay Puri, Eur. Phys. Lett., 121, 37002, (2018).

Density phase separation and order-disorder transition in a collection of polar
self-propelled particles
Sudipta Pattanayak and SHRADHA MISHRA, J. Phys. commun., 2, 045007,


Order-disorder transition in active nematic: A lattice model study:
Rakesh Das, Manoranjan Kumar, Shradha Mishra
Scientific Report, 7 (2017).

Boundary-induced convection in the collection of self-propelled particles, SHRADHA
MISHRA, and Sudipta Pattanayak Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Appli-
cations 477, 128, (2017).


.Additivity, density fluctuations, and nonequilibrium thermodynamics for active
Brownian particles, S Chakraborti, SHRADHA MISHRA, P Pradhan Physical Review
E 93, 052606 (2016) (citation 2).

.Subdiffusion, Anomalous Diffusion and Propagation of a Particle Moving in
Random and Periodic Media SHRADHA MISHRA, S Bhattacharya, B Webb, EGD
Cohen Journal of Statistical Physics 162, 855-868 (2016) (citation 2).


Topological-distance-dependent transition in flocks with binary interactions, B
Bhattacherjee, SHRADHA MISHRA, SS Manna Physical Review E 92, 062134 (2015)
(citation 4).


.Giant number fluctuation in the collection of active apolar particles: from sphere
to long rods, SHRADHA MISHRA, Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and
Experiment 2014 7, P07013 (citations 2)

.Aspects of the density field in an active nematic SHRADHA MISHRA, S
Puri, S Ramaswamy Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A:
Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences 372 20130364 (2014) (citations 6).

 Entanglement model of antibody viscosity, JD Schmidt, F He, SHRADHA
MISHRA, RR Ketchem, CE Woods, BA Kerwin The Journal of Physical Chem-
istry B 118 (19), 5044-5049 (2014) (citations 23).

Before 2014:

16. Electrostatic interactions in concentrated protein solutions, SHRADHA MISHRA
and Jeremy Schmit, arXiv:1304.2481.

17. Collective dynamics of self-propelled particles with variable speed, SHRADHA
MISHRA, Kolbjørn Tunstrøm, Iain D. Couzin and Cristián Huepe Phys. Rev. E 86,
011901 (2012) (citations 39)

18. Mesoscopic theory for active nematics, Eric Bertin, H. Chate’, F. Ginelli,
SHRADHA MISHRA, Anton Peshkov and S. Ramaswamy submitted to New Jour-
nal of Physics, arXiv:1305.0772 (citations 60).

19. Fluctuations and Pattern Formation in Self-Propelled Particles , SHRADHA
MISHRA, A. Baskaran, M. Cristina Marchetti Phys. Rev. E 81, 061916 (2010) (ci-
tations 167)

20. A Dynamic Renormalization Group Study of Active Nematics, SHRADHA
MISHRA, R. Aditi Simha and S. Ramaswamy J. Stat. Mech. (2010) P02003 (cita-
tions 11).

21. Active nematics are intrinsically phase separated, SHRADHA MISHRA, S.
Ramaswamy, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 090602 (2006) (citations 73).


Ph.D Students:

1. Rakesh Das (2013-2018) (Joint Supervisor with Dr. M. Kumar at S N Bose National Center for Basic Sciences, Kolkata)
(Thesis Submitted July 2018)
(Presently Post Doctoral Research at Singapore National University)

2. Sudipta Pattanayak (2014-2019) (Joint Supervisor with Dr. M. Kumar at S N Bose National Center for Basic Sciences, Kolkata)

3. Jay Prakash Singh (2016-August 2021 ) (Topic: Collective behaviour and pattern formation in active particle systems)

4. Sameer Kumar (Dec 2016-August 2021) (Topics: Dynamics of a particle moving in Lorentz lattice-gas, Ordering dynamics of a system of self-propelled particles with nematic interaction in the presence of quenched disorder)

5. Vivek Semwal (2017-) (Topic: Enhanced dynamics of an active particle moving on a patterned substrate)

6. Shambhavi Dikshit (2018-) (Topic: Ordering kinetics of passive particles in active medium)

7. Pawan Kumar Mishra (2019-) (Topic: Compressible polar flock )

8. Pratikshya Jena (2020-)

Master Students:

1. Pranay Bimal Sampat (M.Tech 2021)
2. Ajeya Krishna (M.Tech 2022)
3. Hind Prakash (M.Sc (2022)

 Undergraduate Students:

1. Riya Gupta (Stream Project)
2. Kritika Sachan (UG project)
3. Pathma Eswaran (Stream Project)

Past Group members:

1. Sri Pooja (UG-project at IIT (Kgp))
Now: Software Developer at BeeHyv Software Solutions Private Limited (Hyderabad)

2.Gopal Krishna (UG-project at IIT (Kgp))

Now: Assistant Manager at Citi (Bengaluru)

3. Mamta Gautam (JRF Project position)
Now: Ph.D at IIT, Kanpur

4. Sanchari Bhattacharya (JRF Project position)
Now: Ph.D at NIT-Rourkela

5. Prashanthi Mahadevan ( M.Tech Student at IIT (BHU), Varanasi)
Now: JP Morgan (Chase Bank)

6. Ninad Kailas Dongre

7. Payal Choudhary

8. Jogendra Kumar

9. Harshit Rathore

10. Ishank Kumar Mittal

11. Vishal

Summer Students:

10. Prasant Pandey (IISER Bhopal)

11. Shubham Srivastava (IIT Kgp)

12. Vivek Shukla (IISER Mohali)


1. DST-INSPIRE Faculty Award (2013-2018)

2. ECR Award (2017-2020)

Condensed matter theory, soft condensed matter and statistical physics is my major research area.