Chris Murphy
Lecturer in Laser-Plasma Physics

Profile

Career

MSci (Glasgow) PhD (Imperial)

  • 2014- : Lecturer in Laser-Plasma Physics at the University of York
  • 2012 - 2014:  SUPA Advanced Research Fellow in Nuclear Physics at the University of Edinburgh
  • 2009 - 2012:  Postdoctoral Research Assistant in High Energy Density Physics at the University of Oxford
  • 2007 - 2009:  Postdoctoral Reseacher / Senior Research Associate in High Energy Density Physics at the Ohio State University
  • PhD in Plasma Physics at Imperial College (2007)
  • MSci in Chemical Physics at the University of Glasgow (2002)

Departmental roles

Foundation Year Tutor

Research

Overview

Summary of Expertise:

  • High intensity laser-plasma interactions
  • Diagnosis of laser-produced plasmas
  • XFEL probing of laser driven plasma
  • Laser-plasma driven nuclear physics

Research group(s)

Research Group: Plasma Physics and Fusion

Available PhD research projects

Please contact me directly for more information. PhD positions are available intermittently in topics including laser-plasma interactions, wakefield acceleration and nuclear-plasma physics.

Supervision

  • Chris Underwood (PhD Student): Researching wakefield acceleration of electrons for source generation and radiography.
  • Ben Wallis (PhD Student joint with D Jenkins in nuclear physics): Studying the impact of plasma physics in nuclear processes.
  • Chris Baird (PhD Student): Studying QED effects in laser-plasma interactions by experimentally studying laser interactions with wakefield accelerated electrons.

Department of Physics
University of York
Heslington
York
YO10 5DD
U.K.

chris.murphy@york.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1904 324617
Fax: +44 (0)1904 322214
Room: GN/122

Teaching

Undergraduate

Maths 1: Calculus of more than one variable

Postgraduate

MSc Fusion: Inertial Confinement Fusion (Part 1)

Other teaching

BSc and MPhys Projects: Topics include simulation of laser-plasma acceleration of both ions and electrons.