Qualifications: MSci (Cambridge); PhD (Imperial College London)
- Post-doctoral research assistant, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (Oct 2007-May 2008);
- Post-doctoral research assistant, Imperial College London (May 2008-Oct 2010);
- Post-doctoral research assistant, University of Oxford (Oct 2010-Jan 2012)
Summary of expertise:
- Kinetic theory of laser-produced plasmas
- simulations of inertial confinement fusion plasmas (ICF) plasmas
- Theory and simulation of laser-produced quantum electrodynamic (QED)-plasmas
Roles in the School of Physics, Engineering and Technology
- Programme Leader MSc in Fusion Energy
- Theory and simulations of non-classical transport effects in inertial confinement fusion plasmas; considering, in particular, the role of non-locality and inverse bremsstrahlung in the presence of magnetic fields. The development of reduced non-local models for inclusion in radiation hydrodynamics codes and benchmarking these reduced models with kinetic simulations.
- Relativistic electron beam propagation and collimation in laser-produced plasmas. Investigation of self-collimation and novel collimation schemes relevant to fast-ignition inertial confinement fusion.
- Quantum electrodynamic (QED) plasmas produced by ultra-high intensity lasers. The development of a kinetic theory to describe such plasmas and the use of this theory to describe basic QED-plasma phenomena such as the absorption of electromagnetic waves.
Laser absorption to gamma-ray photons and electron-positron pairs in laser-produced QED plasmas, kinetic modelling of ICF plasmas.