Irakli S. Nanobashvili CSc.
Senior Researcher
Department of Plasma Physics
6 Tamarashvili str,
0186 Tbilisi,
Georgia

Andronikashvili Institute of Physics of the
Iv.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University


Place: Main Building, Office 311
                 New Building, Lab. 210-216
Tel: +(995 32) 2 391 419
Fax: +(995 32) 2 391 494
E-Mail: inanob@yahoo.com
               i.nanobashvili@aiphysics.ge
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
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July 14, 1972
Telavi, Georgia
Georgian
Citizen of Georgia
Single
Scientific Degree

Candidate of Science (PhD) in Plasma Astrophysics, June 1997
(Title of the thesis: "Rotating Relativistic Electron-Positron Plasma Stream Dynamics in the Pulsar Magnetosphere")

Work Experience

03/2012 – 04/2012 - Visiting Scientist in Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France

Investigating plasma processes in toroidal plasma device MISTOR

01/2011 – 03/2011 - Visiting Scientist in University of Provence, Marseille, France

Investigating plasma turbulence and particle transport in tokamak type fusion devices - modeling and experiment

02/2010 – 07/2010 - Ghent University Visiting Researcher in FZ-Jülich (Tokamak
                           TEXTOR), Jülich, Germany

Investigating plasma turbulence and coherent structure dynamics in TEXTOR tokamak

02/2005 – 02/2007 - Foreign Researcher-Collaborator in CEA Cadarache (Tokamak                            Tore Supra), Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, France

11/2002 – 11/2003 - Foreign Researcher-Collaborator in CEA Cadarache (Tokamak                            Tore Supra), Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, France

Investigating plasma turbulence and particle transport in Tore Supra Tokamak

11/2001 – 08/2002 - Research Assistant in Nuclear Physics Institute, Catholic                            University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Designing EPT (Energetic Particle Telescope) for the satellite "PROBA-2"

08/2001 – 11/2001 - Visiting Researcher in Belgian Institute of Space Aeronomy                            University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Developing model for global distribution of low-frequency electromagnetic waves in terrestrial magnetosphere

11/1999 – till now - Senior Researcher in Andronikashvili Institute of Physics

Investigating plasma turbulence, also shock wave dynamics in gases and plasma

06/1996 – 11/1996 - Visiting Researcher in Institute of Plasma Physics Czech                            Academy of Sciences (Tokamak CASTOR)

06/1998 – 08/1998 - Visiting Researcher in Institute of Plasma Physics Czech                            Academy of Sciences (Tokamak CASTOR)

Performing statistical analyses of plasma turbulence in CASTOR tokamak

12/1993 – 12/1995 - Junior Researcher in Kharadze Abastumani Astrophysical                            Observatory

12/1995 – 06/1997 - Postgraduate Student in Kharadze Abastumani Astrophysical                            Observatory

06/1997 – till now - Senior Researcher in Kharadze Abastumani Astrophysical                            Observatory. Presently Institute of Theoretical Physics
                           Ilia State University, Tbilisi.


Investigating relativistic electron-positron plasma dynamics in the pulsar magnetosphere, plasma processes in Crab Nebula etc.

Scientific Interests

1) Tokamak plasma physics
2) Tokamak plasma turbulence and its external control
3) Ultra high frequency discharge
4) Wave-plasma interaction
5) Shock wave dynamics in neutral gases and plasma
6) Probe diagnostics of plasma
7) Plasma astrophysics
8) Electron-positron plasma dynamics in the pulsar magnetosphere
9) Plasma processes in Crab Nebula
Skills

Language skills:      Together with Georgian speak fluent English, Russian and                                French, also speak Czech
Computer skills:      Fluent programming in Matlab, Scilab and IDL; fluent use                                of AutoCAD, LaTex, Word, Excel etc.

Education

Postgraduate Course in Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory, Georgian Academy
                              of Sciences (December 1995 – June 1997)

Graduated from Physics Department of Tbilisi State University in October 1993
                     (Diploma of Excellence – "The Red Diploma")

Specialization - Physicist, Physics Teacher
Title of Diploma Thesis: "Parametric Instability in the Pulsar Magnetosphere"
Graduated from First Secondary School of Telavi in June 1989; (Silver Medal)
Participation in Researche Grants Project

1) Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation. (Georgia)
    SRNSF FR/443/6-140/11. 26.03.2013-23.03.2015

    "Shock Wave Dinamycs in Neutral Gases and Plasma"
    Physicist-Researcher


2) Georgian National Science Foundation. GNSF 06_4-140 (№ 69/07). 2006-2009
    "Regular Structure Formation and Plasma Flow Generation in Magnetically Confined Plasma"
    Main member of Andronikashvili Institute of Physics team. Physicist-Researcher


3) International Association for the promotion of cooperation with scientists from
    the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union. INTAS 2005 05-8046.     2006-2009

    "The role of turbulence and electric fields in the formation of transport barriers and the
     establishment of improved confinement in Tokamak plasmas through intermachine
     comparisons"
    Main member of Andronikashvili Institute of Physics team


4) INTAS 2001 1B-2056. 2002-2006
    "Experimental and theoretical investigations of the role of microturbulence and electric fields
     in the establishment of improved confinement in Tokamak plasmas through intermachine
     comparisons"
    Main member of Andronikashvili Institute of Physics team


5) Georgian National Academy of Sciences. (2.26.04; 2.24.04; 2.24; 2.20; 2.22.02).
    1997-2005

    "Nonlinear Structure Dynamics in Neutral Gases and Plasma. Experimental Investigation of
     Turbulent Plasma."
    Main member of Andronikashvili Institute of Physics team
Publications

Published 55 Scientific papers
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Selected Publications
S.Nanobashvili, I. Nanobashvili, G.Gelashvili, G.Rostomashvili, G.Tavkhelidze, O.Bogar, M.Varavin, J.Zajac
"Properties of Plasma Injected in Open Magnetic Trap from Independent UHF Source"
accepted from presentation in 29th Int. Conf. on Fusion Technology SOFT’29, Prague, 5-9 Septembere, 2016

Nanobashvili I., Y. Xu, I. Shesterikov and F. Van Oost
"Influence of Electrode Biasing and Dynamic Ergodic Divertor on Plasma Turbulence in the TEXTOR Tokamak"
submitted to 27th Int. Conf. on Plasma Physics and Technology SPPT’27, Prague, 20-23 June, 2016.

Nanobashvili I., Y. Xu, I. Shesterikov and F. Van Oost
"Comparative Analysis of Electrode Biasing and Dynamic Ergodic Divertor Influence on Plasma Turbulence in the TEXTOR Tokamak"
submitted to Phys. Plasmas, 2015.

I. S. Nanobashvili
"Investigation of Intermittent Burst Characteristics for Better Understanding of Plasma Turbulent Transport in Tokamaks"
26th Int. Simp. Pl. Phys. and Tech., SPPT’26, Prague, 16-19 June, 2014;
Plasma Physics and Technology, V1, N1, p.26, 2014;

Nanobashvili S., Gelashvili G., Mdivnishvili M., Nanobashvili I., Rostomashvili G., Tavkhelidze G.
"Shock Wave Propagation in Neutral Gases and Weakly Ionized Plasma"
26th Int.Simp.Pl.Phys. and Tech., SPPT’26, Prague, 16-19 June, 2014
Plasma Physics and Technology,V. 1, N 2, p.93 . 2014.

I.S.Nanobashvili,
"Possible Use of Dynamic Ergodic Divertor as a Contactless Biasing in Tokamaks"
40th EPS Conferenceon Plasma Physics, Espoo, Finland, 1-5, July, 2013
ECA, Vol. 37D, P5.171, 2013.

I. S. Nanobashvili
"Similar Modification of Intermittent Density Bursts by Electrode Biasing and Dynamic Ergodic Divertor in the TEXTOR Tokamak"
submitted to Phys. Plasmas, 2012. arXiv: 1206, 1186, 2012

I. S. Nanobashvili P.Beyer and S. Benkadda
"Investigation of Intermittent Burst and Turbulent Transport Characteristics in Tokamak Edge Plasma During Presence of Edge Transport Barrier – Modeling and Experiment"
submitted to Phys. Plasmas, 2012.

I. S. Nanobashvili
"Two-Stream Instabiliti as a Mechanism for Toroidal Magnetic Field Generation in the Magnitosphere of Crab Pulsar"
arXiv e-print, 1110.0322, 2011.

I. Nanobashvili and G. Van Oost
"Similar Modification of Intermittent Density Bursts by Electrode Biasing and Dynamic Ergodic Divertor in the TEXTOR Tokamak"
submitted to Phys. Plasmas, 2010

G. V. Gelashvili, M. O. Mdivnishvili, I. S. Nanobashvili, S. I. Nanobashvili, G. I. Rostomashvili
"Research of Shock Waves Near to the Area of Cumulation"
arXiv e-print:0911.0099v, 2009.

I. Nanobashvili, P. Devynck, J.P. Gunn, S. Nanobashvili, J. Stockel, G. Van Oost
"Comparative Analysis of Intermittent Burst Temporal Characteristics at the Edge of the CASTOR and Tore Supra Tokamaks"
Phys. Plasmas, 16, 022309, 2009

I. Nanobashvili, P. Devynck, J.P. Gunn, S. Nanobashvili, J. Stockel, G. Van Oost, F.Zacek
"Plasma Polarization – Effective Tool for External Control of Turbulence and Improvement of Confinement in Tokamaks"
In Proceedings of 22nd IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (October13-18, 2008, Geneva, Switzerland)

I. Nanobashvili, P. Devynck, S. Nanobashvili, P. Peleman, J. Stockel, G. Van Oost
"Characterization of Intermittent Bursts at the Edge of the CASTOR Tokamak"
Plasma Physics Reports, 34, 720, 2008

R. Zagorski, J. P. Gunn, I. Nanobashvili
"Numerical Investigations of Edge Plasma Flows in Tore Supra Tokamak"
Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion, 49, S97-S108, 2007

J. P. Gunn, C. Boucher, M. Dionne, I.Duran, V. Fuchs, T. Loarer, I. Nanobashvili, R. Panek, J.-Y. Pascal, F. Saint-Laurent, J. Stockel,
T. Van Rompuy, R. Zagorski, J. Adamek, J. Bucalossi, R. Dejarnac, P. Devynck, P. Hertout, M. Hron, G. Lebrun, P. Moreau, F. Rimini, A. Sarkissian, G. Van Oost
"Evidence for a poloidally localized enhancement of radial transport in the scrape-off layer of the Tore Supra tokamak"
J. Nucl. Mater., 363-365, 484, 2007

L. Colas, J. P. Gunn, I. Nanobashvili, V. Petržilka, M. Goniche, A. Ekedahl, S. Heuraux, E. Joffrin, F. Saint-Laurent, C. Balorin,
C. Lowry, V. Basiuk
"2D Mapping of ICRH-Induced SOL Perturbations in Tore Supra tokamak"
J. Nucl. Mater., 363-365, 555, 2007

I. Nanobashvili, J. P. Gunn, P. Devynck, G. Ciraolo, Ph. Ghendrih, Y. Sarazin
"Radial profiles of plasma turbulence in the scrape-off layer of the Tore Supra tokamak"
J. Nucl. Mater., 363-365, 622, 2007

I. Nanobashvili, J. P. Gunn, P. Devynck, G. Ciraolo, Ph. Ghendrih, Y. Sarazin
"About Bursty Behaviour, Coherent Structures, Wide Scrape-Off Layer and Large Parallel Flows in the Edge of the Tore Supra Tokamak"
Czech. J. Phys., 56, 1339, 2006

Gunn J. P., Boucher C., Dionne M., Ďuran I., Fuchs V., Loarer T., Nanobashvili I., Pánek R., Pascal J.Y., Saint-Laurent F., Stöckel J., Van Rompuy T., Zagórski R., Adámek J., Bucalossi J., Ciraolo G., Dejarnac R., Devynck P., Ghendrih P., Hertout P., Hron M.,
Moreau P., Pégourié B., Rimini F.G., Sarazin Y., Sarkissian A., Van Oost G.
"Links Between Wide Scrape-Off Layers, Large Parallel Flows, and Bursty Transport in Tokamaks"
In Proceedings of 21st IAEA Fusion Energy Conference, October 16-21, 2006, Chengdu, China, paper EX/P4-9

V. Petržilka, J. P. Gunn, M. Goniche, A. Ekedahl, E. Gauthier, J. Mailloux, D. Mazon, I. Nanobashvili, J.-Y. Pascal, F. Zacek
"Energy Distibution Measurements of Fast Particles Generated in Front of the LH Grill Mouth in Tore Supra"
In Proceedings of 33rd European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, ECA, 30I, P-5.108, 2006

I. Nanobashvili, J. P. Gunn, P. Devynck
"Bursty radial transport events and their influence on scrape-off layer width in the Tore Supra tokamak"
In Proceedings of 33rd European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, ECA, 30I, P-5.103, 2006

I. Nanobashvili
"Toroidal Magnetic Field Generation in the Magnetosphere of Crab Pulsar"
Astrophys. Space Sci., 294, 125, 2004.

I. Nanobashvili, P. Devynck, Th.Pierre, A. Escarguel, G. Leclert, D. Guyomarch
"L’instabilité centrifuge d’une colonne de plasma en champ magnetique. Comparaison avec une situation analogue en mécanique des fluides"
Compte-rendus de la 6e Rencontre du Non-Linéaire (Paris 2003), Y. Pomeau & R.Ribotta, eds., Non-linéaire publications,
p. 212, 2003.

S. Nanobashvili, G. Gelashvili, M. Mdivnishvili, I. Nanobashvili, G. Rostomashvili
"Shock Wave Propagation in Gases and Low Temperature Plasma Under Subatmospheric Pressure"
Czech. J. Phys., 53, 785, 2003

I.S. Nanobashvili
"Some Peculiarities of the Relativistic Electron-Positron Plasma Dynamics in the Pulsar Magnetosphere"
Pulsar Astronomy – 2000 and Beyond, ASP Conference Series, M. Kramer, N. Wex and R. Wielebinski, eds., 202, 465, 2000

M. Hron, I. Duran, J. Horacek, K. Jakubka, L. Kryska, J. Stockel, F. Zacek, K. Dyabilin, S. Nanobashvili, I. Nanobashvili, M. Tendler, G. Van Oost
"Edge Turbulence at Plasma Polarization on the CASTOR Tokamak"
Czech. J. Phys., 49, Suppl. S3, 181, 1999

G.Z. Machabeli, I.S. Nanobashvili, M. Tendler
"On a Possible Mechanism of the Magnetic Field Generation in Crab Nebula"
Physica Scripta, 59, 12, 1999

J. Stockel, S.I. Nanobashvili, I.S. Nanobashvili, M. Tendler, G. Van Oost et al.
"Structure of Edge Turbulence at Plasma Polarization on the CASTOR Tokamak"
In Proceedings of 26th EPS Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics, ECA, 23J, 1589, 1999

L.R. Gakheladze, G.V. Gelashvili, M.O. Mdivnishvili, I.S. Nanobashvili, S.I. Nanobashvili, G.I. Rostomashvili
"Shock Wave Propagation in Gases under Subatmospheric Pressure"
Czech. J. Phys., 49, 993, 1999

G.Z.Machabeli and I.S. Nanobashvili
"Relativistic Electron-Positron Plasma Dynamics in the Pulsar Magnetosphere"
In Proceedings of 1998 International Congress on Plasma Physics, ECA, 22C, 1051, 1998

T.A.Kahniashvili, G.Z.Machabeli, I.S. Nanobashvili
"Generation of the Electrostatic Field in the Pulsar Magnetosphere Plasma"
Phys. Plasmas, 4, 1132, 1997

I.S. Nanobashvili
"Description of the Relativistic Plasma Stream Corotating with the Pulsar Magnetosphere"
Czech. J. Phys., 47, 217, 1997

I.S. Nanobashvili, J. Stockel, S.I. Nanobashvili
"Probability Density Function of Electrostatic Fluctuations in the SOL of the CASTOR Tokamak"
In Proceedings of 1996 Technical Committee Meeting on Research Using Small Tokamaks (TCM RUST 1996, Prague, Czech Republic), p.73, 1996.

F. Zacek, J. Stockel, K. Jakubka, R. Klima, L. Kryska, S.I. Nanobashvili, I.S. Nanobashvili, P. Pavlo, J. Preinhaelter
"Turbulent Characteristics of Plasma in Front of Quasioptical Grill on CASTOR Tokamak"
In Proceedings of 1996 International Conference on Plasma Physics (ICPP 1996, Nagoya, Japan), 1, 85,1996.

J. Stockel, I. Duran, V. Dhyani, M. Hron, K. Jakubka, L. Kryska, V. Svoboda, F. Zacek, J. Petrzilka, I.S. Nanobashvili,
S.I. Nanobashvili
"Analysis of Electrostatic and Magnetic Fluctuations on the CASTOR Tokamak"
In Proceedings of 1996 International Conference on Plasma Physics (ICPP 1996, Nagoya, Japan), 1, 57,1996.

G.Z.Machabeli, I.S. Nanobashvili, A.D.Rogava
"Centrifugal Acceleration Surprises"
Izv. Vuz. Radiofizika, 39, 39, 1996.

O.V.Chedia, T.A.Kahniashvili, G.Z.Machabeli, I.S. Nanobashvili
"On the Kinematics of a Corotating Relativistic Plasma Stream in the Perpendicular Rotator Model of the Pulsar Magnetosphere"
Astrophys. Space Sci., 239, 57, 1996.