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 Publications

1. Schlemmer, A., Berg, S., Shajahan, T., Luther, S., & Parlitz, U. (2015). Entropy Rate Maps of Complex Excitable Dynamics in Cardiac Monolayers. Entropy, 17(3), 950–967. doi:10.3390/e17030950
2. Shajahan, T. K., Krinsky, V. I., Knyazeva, S., & Luther, S. (2014). Eliminating Pinned Spiral Waves in Cardiac Monolayer by Far Field Pacing. In 8th Conference of the European Study Group on (pp. 151–152). doi:10.1109/ESGCO.2014.6847564
3. Nayak, A. R., Shajahan, T. K., Panfilov, A. V., & Pandit, R. (2013). Spiral-Wave Dynamics in a Mathematical Model of Human Ventricular Tissue with Myocytes and Fibroblasts. PLoS ONE, 8(9), e72950. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072950
4. Shajahan, T. K., Borek, B., Shrier, A., & Glass, L. (2013). Spiral – pacemaker interactions in a mathematical model of excitable medium. New Journal of Physics, 15, 023028. doi:10.1088/1367-2630/15/2/023028
5. Borek, B., Shajahan, T. K., Gabriels, J., Hodge, A., Glass, L., & Shrier, A. (2012). Pacemaker interactions induce reentrant wave dynamics in engineered cardiac culture. Chaos, 22, 033132. doi:10.1063/1.4747709
6. Shajahan, T. K., Borek, B., Shrier, A., & Glass, L. (2011). Scaling Properties of Conduction velocity in heterogeneous excitable media. Physical Review E, 84(4), 046208. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.84.046208


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Department of Physics, NITK, Surathkal
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Karnataka, India.

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