Prof. Sulkhan I. Nanobashvili Dr.Sc.
Main Researcher and Scientific Secretary
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: sulkhan.nanobashvili@yahoo.com
               s.nanobashvili@aiphysics.ge
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Nationality:
Current Citizenship:
Marital Status:
January 18, 1938
Telavi, Georgia
Georgian
Citizen of Georgia
Married
Scientific Degree

1) Candidate of Science in Plasma Physics
         St Petersburg Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, ,1969
         (supervisor – prof. V.E.Golant)

2) Doctor of Science in Plasma Physics
         Andronikashvili Institute of Physics, Tbilisi, Georgia, ,1993
Work Experience

09/1960 – 11/1963 - Junior Researcher in Andronikashvili Institute of Physics, Tbilisi,                            Georgia
11/1963 – 11/1966 - Postgraduate Student in Tbilisi State University and St Petersburg                            Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute
11/1966 – 07/1967 - Senior Researcher in St Petersburg Ioffe Physical-Technical                            Institute
09/1970 – 07/2006 - Professor in Tbilisi State University
07/1967 – till now - Main Researcher and Scientific Secretary in Andronikashvili                            Institute of Physics, Tbilisi, Georgia
11/1986 – 02/1987 - Visiting Researcher in ENEA-Frascati Research Center, Italy                            (Tokamak FTU)
1982 – till now (each year 3 months) - Visiting Professor in Institute of Plasma Physics                            Czech AS, Prague. (Tokamaks TM-1-MH, CASTOR, COMPASS)
Scientific Interests

1) Tokamak plasma physics
2) Ultra high frequency discharge
3) Wave-plasma interaction
4) Ultra High Frequency methods of plasma heating
5) Tokamak plasma turbulence and its external control
6) Lower Hybrid Current Drive in tokamaks
7) Probe and Ultra High Frequency diagnostics of plasma
8) Shock wave dynamics in neutral gases and plasma
9) Plasma chemistry
Education

Postgraduate Course in Tbilisi State University and St Petersburg Ioffe Physical
                              -Technical Institute (1963-1966)

Graduated from Physics Department of Tbilisi State University (1960)
Specialization - Physicist (Radio Physics, Plasma Physics), Physics Teacher
Graduated from First Secondary School of Telavi, Georgia in June (1955)
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"
    Scientific Supervizor and Grant Director


2) Science and Technology Centre in Ukraine (STCU) STCU project p549 2012-2015
    "An energetically effective, technically simple and stable-acting plasma-arc furnace having
    power-supply with a rectangular characteristics"
    Physicist-Researcher


3) 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


4) 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"
    Head of Andronikashvili Institute of Physics team


5) 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"
    Head of Andronikashvili Institute of Physics team


6) Science and Technology Centre in Ukraine. STCU Gr (14-j). 2002-2004
    "Creation of ecologically pure drying plants anddevelopment of power-saving technologies for
     agricultural production processing and preservation"
    Main member of Kharadze Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory team.
    Physicist-Researcher


7) 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."
    Grant Director and Manager
Publications

Published 117 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

J. Zajac, O. Bogár, M. Varavin, F. Žáček, S. Nanobashvili, A. Silva
"Upgrade of the reflectometry system on Compass tokamak by using the I/Q modulator"
accepted from presentation in 29th Int. Conf. on Fusion Technology SOFT’29, Prague, 5-9 Septembere, 2016

O.Bogar, K.Mitosinkova, J.Urban, J.Havlicek, M.Aftanas, P.Bilkova, P.Bohm, J.Preinhaelter, M.Tomas, M.Varavin, J.Varju, J.Zajac, S.Nanobashvili, V.Weinzettl
"EBW emission measurement during NBI heated discharge in the COMOASS tokamak"
43,rd EPS Conference on Plasma Physics EPS’2016, p. P5.007, Leuven, Belgium, July 4-8, 2016

O.Bogar, K.Mitosinkova, J.Urban, J.Havlicek, M.Aftanas, P.Bilkova, P.Bohm, J.Preinhaelter, M.Tomas, M.Varavin, J.Varju, J.Zajac, S.Nanobashvili, V.Weinzettl
"EBW emission measurement during NBI heated discharge in the COMOASS tokamak"
Submitted to Rev.Sci.Instrum., 2015

Nanobashvili S., Gelashvili G., Mdivnishvili M., Nanobashvili I., Rostomashvili G., Tavkhelidze G.
"Shock Wave Propagation in Neutral Gases and Weakly Ionized Plasma"
Plasma Physics and Technology,V. 1, N 2, p.93 . 2014.

M.Varavin, J.Zajac, F.Zacek, S.Nanobashvili, G.Ermak, A.Varavin, A.Vasilev, M.Stumbra, A.Vetoshko,
A.Fateev, V.Shevchenko
"New Design of Microwave Interferometer for Tokamak COMPASS"
8th Int. Kharkov Symp. on Phys. and Eng. of Microwaves, Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves (MSMW’13);
Telecommunications and Radio Engineering,
V.73, N 10, pgs.935-942, 2014.

Varavin M., Zajac J., Žáček F., Nanobashvili S., Ermak G., Varavin A., Vasilev A., Stumbra M., Vetoshko A.,
Fateev A., Shevchenko V.
"Modernization and calibration of interferometer of Tokamak COMPASS"
8th Int. Kharkov Symp. on Phys. and Eng. of Microwaves, Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves (MSMW’13);
IEEE,
2013, s.571-575. ISBN 978-1-4799-1066-3, 2013.

J.Zajac, J.Preinhaelter, J.Urban, S. Nanobashvili,, F. Zacek, at al.
"First Results from EBW Emission Diagnostics on COMPASS"
Rev. Sci. Instrum., 83, 10E327, 2012.

V. Weinzettl, R. Panek, M. Hron, J. Stockel, F. Zacek, S. Nanobashvili, at al.
"Overview of the COMPASS diagnostics"
Fusion Engineering and Design, 86, 1227-1232, 2011.

J.Zajac, J.Preinhaelter, J.Urban, F.Zacek, D.Sestak, S. Nanobashvili
"Electron ciclotron-elctron Berstein wave emission diagnostics for the COMPASS tokamak"
Rev.Sci.Instrum., 81, 10D911 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.

J.Zajac, J.Preinhaelter, J.Urban, D.Sestak, A.Krivska, S. Nanobashvili
"EBE/ECE Radiometry on COMPASS Tokamak – Design and First Measurements"
Radio Frequency Power in Plasmas: Proc. 18th Topical Conference, AIP Conference Proceedings, 1187, 473-476, 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"
Physics of Plasmas, 16, 022309, 2009.

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.

G.Van Ooast, S. Nanobashvili, J.Stockel, F.Zacek at all
"Experimental and Theoretical Investigations of the Role of Microturbulence and Electric Fields in the Establishment of Improved Confinement in Tokamak Plasmas through Intermachine Comparisons"
13th Int. Congr. Pl.Phys., Kiev, May 22-26, Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion, V. 49, p.A29, 2007.

Budaev V.P., Dufkova.E., Nanobashvili S., Weinzettl V., Zajac J.
"Multifractal Analisis of Plasma Turbulence in Biasing Experiments on CASTOR Tokamak"
Czech. J. Phys. 55, No.12, 1615-1621, 2005.

S. Nanobashvili F. Zacek, J. Zajac
"Microwave Correlation Reflectometry for Tokamak CASTOR"
Czech. J. Phys. 55, No.6, 701-717, 2005.

Zacek F., Petrzilka V.,Devynck P., Goniche M., Nanobashvili S.
"Radial Scanned Probe Measurements in Front of the CASTOR Lower Hybred Antenna"
Contrib. Plasma Phys., 44, No.7-8, 635-642, 2004.

Nanobashvili S.I., Gelashvili G., Mdivnishvili M., Nanobashvili I., Rostomashvili G.
"Shock Wave Propagation in Gases and Low Temperature Plasma under Subatmospheric Pressure"
Czech. J. Phys., Vol. 53, No.9, p.785-790, 2003.

Nanobashvili S.I., Matejicek J., Zacek F., Stockel J., Chraska P., Brozek V.
"Plasma Sprayed Coating for RF Wave Absorption"
Journal of Nuclear Materials, 307-311, 1334-1338, 2002.

Zacek F., Petrzilka V., Jakubka K., Stockel J., Gunn J., Goniche M., Devynck P., Podesta M., Nanobashvili S.
"Plasma Edge Biasing on CASTOR Tokamak Using LHCD"
Czech. J. Phys., 51, 1129-1138, 2001.

Hron M., Duran I., Horacek J., Jakubka K., Kryska L., Stockel J., Zacek, F., Dyabilin K., Nanobashvili S.I., Nanobashvili I.,
Tendler M.,Van Oost G.
"Edge Turbulence at Plasma Polarization on the CASTOR tokamak"
Czech. J. Phys., 49, Suppl. S3, 181-190, 1999.

Zacek F., Klima R., Jakubka K., Plisek P., Nanobashvili S.I., Pavlo P., Preinhaelter J.,Stockel J., Kryska L.
"Spectrum Broadening and Fluctuations of Lover Hybrid Waves Observed in the CASTOR Tokamak"
Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion, 41, 1221-1230, 1999.

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

Nanobashvili I., Stockel J., Nanobashvili S.
"Probability Density Function of Electrostatic Fluctuations in the SOL of the CASTOR Tokamak"
Proc. IAEA, 1996, Tech. Com. Meet. Res. Us. Sm. Tok. (TCM RUST'96), Prague, p.73-79, 1996.

Nanobashvili S.I., Beria Z.R., Gakheladze L.R. Gogiashvili G.E.
"Plasma in Open Magnetic Trap, Injected from Independent UHF Source"
Czech. J. Phys., 46, 851, 1996.

Beria Z., Gogiashvili G., Nanobashvili S.,
"Plasma in Open Magnetic Trap, Injected from Independent UHF Source"
10th Europ.Sc. Pl. Phys.,Tbilisi, World Sc. Pub., Singapore, 246-248, 1990

Zacek F., Badalec J., Jakubka K., Kryska L., Preinhaelter J., Stockel J., Valovic M, Nanobashvili S., Weixelbaum L., Wenzel U., Spineanu F., Vlad M.
"LHCD Experiments on Tokamak CASTOR"
10th Europ.Sc. Pl. Phys.,Tbilisi, World Sc. Pub., Singapore, 49-78, 1990

Stockel J., Kryska L., Badalec J., Zacek F., Datlov J., Jakubka K., Kopecky Vl., Magula P., Valovic M.,Nanobashvili S., Shats M.
"Edge Turbulence During the Combined Lower Hybrid/Ohmic Heating Regimes on the CASTOR Tokamak"
Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion, IAEA Vienna, 1, 359-365, 1989.

Badalec J., Valovic M., Datlov J., Zacek F., Kopecky Vl., Kerbel S., Kryska L., Magula P., Nanobashvili S., Preinhaelter J., Stockel J., Jakubka K.
"Toroidal Current Drive by Lower Hybrid Waves in the CASTOR Tokamak"
Sov. J. Plasma Phys., 14, 230-238, 1988;
Физика плазмы, 14, 395-403, 1988;

Гогиашвили Г.Е., Нанобашвили С.И., Ростомашвили Г.И.
"Стационарный СВЧ источник плазмы"
ЖТФ, 57, 1746-1750, 1987.

Nanobashvili S., Datlov J., Stockel J., Zacek F.
"Plasma Formation and Sustainment by the Multijinction Grill on the CASTOR Tokamak"
Czech. J. Phys., B37, 194-200, 1987.

Badalec J., Datlov J., Jakubka K., Kopecky Vl., Korbel S., Kryska L., Magula P., Stockel J., Zacek F., Nanobashvili S.,
"The Effect of LH Wave in the Peripheral Plasma of TM-1-MH Tokamak"
Czech. J. Phys., B33, 787-790, 1983.

Jakubka K., Stockel J., Zacek F., Nanobashvili S.,
"Probe Measurements of the Boundary Plasma Parameters in the TM-1-MH Tokamak"
Czech. J. Phys., B33, 663-668, 1983.

Нанобашвили С.И., Ростомашвили Г.И., Н.Л. Цинцадзе
"О взаимодействии модулированных СВЧ колебаний с плазмой"
Письма в ЖТФ, 2, 602-604, 1976.

Нанобашвили С.И., Ростомашвили Г.И., Н.Л. Цинцадзе
"О возможности поглощения СВЧ волн плазмой при иагнитных полях, больших циклотронного"
ЖТФ, 45, 445-447, 1975.

Anisimov A.I., Budnikov V.N., Vinogradov N.I., Golant V.E., Nanobashvili S., Obuchov A.A., Pakhomov L.P., Pilyia., Fedorov B.I.
"Study of UHF Plasma Heating in Magnetic Field"
Pl. Phys. Contr. Nuc.Fus. Res., IAEA Vienna, 2, 399-413, 1969.

Анисимов.А.И., Виноградов Н.И., Голант В.Е., Нанобашвили С.И., Пахомов Л.П.
"Формирование сильноионизованной плазмы в аргоне под действием СВЧ мощности"
ЖТФ, 38, 2122-2124, 1968.

Анисимов.А.И., Виноградов Н.И., Голант В.Е., Нанобашвили С.И., Пахомов Л.П.
"Определение параметров плазмы, формируемой под действием СВЧ мощности в магнитном поле. II. Импульсный режим"
ЖТФ, 38, 1908-1915, 1968.

Анисимов.А.И., Виноградов Н.И., Голант В.Е., Нанобашвили С.И., Пахомов Л.П.
"Определение параметров плазмы, формируемой под действием СВЧ мощности в магнитном поле. I. Стационарный режим"
ЖТФ, 38, 1902-1907, 1968.