T. K. Shajahan


Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Monday, June 1, 2015
Contact Details




+91 824 247 3287
Academic Background

PhD (Physics) : Centre for condensed Matter Theory, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (2008)
MSc (Physics): IIT-Madras (2002)
BSc (Physics): University of Calicut (2000)
Postdoctoral Experience:
(1) Visiting Fellow, IISER-Thiruvanathapuram (2008-2009)
(1) Department of Physiology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada (2009-2012)
(2) Max Planck Instititute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Goettingen, Germany (2013-2015)

Areas of Interest

Nonlinear dynamics
Pattern formation in excitable media
Cardiac arrhythmias

Significant Projects

SERB (DST) 2017-2020

Significant Publications

1. Mechanism of Spiral Wave Unpinning in the Belousov–Zhabotinsky Reaction with a DC Electric Field, SV Amrutha, A Sebastian, P Sibeesh, S Punacha, TK Shajahan
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 126 (46), 19618-19626, 2023
2. Theory of unpinning of spiral waves using circularly polarized electric fields in mathematical models of excitable media
S Punacha, K Naveen, TK Shajahan - Physical Review E, 2020
3. Spiral wave unpinning facilitated by wave emitting sites in cardiac monolayers
S Punacha, S Berg, A Sebastian, VI Krinski, S Luther… - Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 2019
4. Scanning and resetting the phase of a pinned spiral wave using periodic far field pulses
TK Shajahan, S Berg, S Luther, V Krinski, P Bittihn - New Journal of Physics, 2016
5. Mechanisms of vortices termination in the cardiac muscle
D Hornung, VN Biktashev, NF Otani, TK Shajahan… - Royal Society open science, 2017


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Department of Physics, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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