Professor, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Space Science Department
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
2012-2014 Chair of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) Commission 16. Vice Chair of COSPAR Commission H Fundamental Physics, Director of the Summer School and Workshop on Plasma Physics, July 2010, at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. Co-Chairman of the International Workshop on Laser and Plasma Accelerators, Kardamili, Greece, June, 2009. Director of the Summer School and Workshop on Plasma Physics, July 2009, at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy.
Nonlinear laser matter interactions this includes parametric instabilities, Laser fusion, Laser accelerators, Raman and Brillouin amplification, Solitons in fibres, Photon shocks, Photon radiation pressure. Development of techniques to study broadband photon instabilities for a variety of applications.