Dwaipayan Chakrabarti obtained a PhD from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2006, having studied slow dynamics in soft matter systems employing coarse-grained models in computer simulations. He then moved to the University of Cambridge with a Marie Curie Incoming International Fellowship (2006-08) hosted by Prof. David J. Wales in the Department of Chemistry, where he subsequently held an Earnest Oppenheimer Early Career Research Fellowship (2008-11), awarded by the University of Cambridge in the broadly interpreted field of Colloid Science, while collaborating with the Wales group. He also held a Research Fellowship (2009-11) at Clare Hall, a graduate college in Cambridge, where he is now a life member.
Exploring and exploiting chiral superstructures has been a focal point of his post-doctoral research. He has also been the lead developer of a comprehensive computational framework for surveying the underlying potential energy landscapes of rigid molecular systems.
Following a brief stint in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi as an Assistant Professor (2011-12), he returned to Cambridge en route to a Birmingham Fellowship at the University of Birmingham. He has joined the School in the summer of 2013.