Shah, "Drift wave
instability in a nonuniform quantum dusty magnetoplasma," Physics of Plasmas, vol.
Two workshops on "A half Century of Drift Wave
and Beyond" and "Alternate Energy Technologies" will also be held after the ISS-2013 on Saturday, March 16.
The topics include linear wave dynamics, natural occurrences of plasmas, electrostatic waves in warm homogeneous and isotropic plasmas, weakly nonlinear electrostatic drift waves
, and kinetic plasma sound waves.
Developer of a well-known nonlinear model for drift waves
(Hasegawa-Wakatani equation), Prof Wakatani was Co-Leader of the ITER Expert Group on Transport, and one of the editors of ITER Physics Basis (published as a special edition of Nuclear Fusion).
Examples include his insights on magnetic island healing, curvature effects on island evolution, and convective instability of drift waves
. He is perhaps best known for two innovations.