Nitin Babu George

Doctoral Researcher

Nitin Babu George is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin on the topic Nonlinear processes in spatially distributed systems with applications in climate and technology. Nitin works at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research under the purview of the project EPICC (East Africa Peru India Climate Capacities). In this project, he works on monsoon dynamics, its timing and variability.  He has substantial research experience in the study of spatiotemporal systems on the verge of critical transitions. Nitin has a Master’s degree in Fluid Dynamics and a degree in Chemical Engineering.


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
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14412 Potsdam

1. George, N.B, Unni, V., Raghunathan, M., & Sujith, R. (2018). Pattern formation during transition from combustion noise to thermoacoustic instability via intermittency. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 849, 615-644. doi:10.1017/jfm.2018.427
2. George, N.B, Unni, V., Raghunathan, M., & Sujith, R. (2018). Spatiotemporal dynamics during the transition to thermoacoustic instability: Effect of varying turbulence intensities. International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics,
3. Nitin B George, Vishnu R Unni, Manikandan Raghunathan, and R I Sujith. "Suppression of thermoacoustic instability in a swirl-stabilized combustor by inducing blockage in the inlet flow stream", 2018 AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA SciTech Forum, (AIAA 2018-0396)
4. Vishnu R. Unni, Abin Krishnan, R. Manikandan, Nitin B. George, R. I. Sujith, Norbert Marwan, and Jürgen Kurths. On the emergence of critical regions at the onset of thermoacoustic instability in a turbulent combustor. Chaos 28, 063125 (2018);
5. Samadhan A Pawar, Sirshendu Mondal, Nitin B George, R I Sujith. Temporal and Spatiotemporal Analyses of Synchronization Transition in a Swirl-Stabilized Combustor. AIAA Journal, November 2018, doi:10.2514/1.J057143
6. Premchand, C. P., George, N. B., Raghunathan, M., Unni, V. R., Sujith, R. I., & Nair, V. (2019). Lagrangian analysis of intermittent sound sources in the flow-field of a bluff-body stabilized combustor. Physics of Fluids, 31(2), 025115.
7. Raghunathan, M., George, N., Unni, V., Midhun, P., Reeja, K., & Sujith, R. (2020). Multifractal analysis of flame dynamics during transition to thermoacoustic instability in a turbulent combustor. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 888, A14. doi:10.1017/jfm.2020.19