Dr Ross Gray

Senior Research Fellow

Physics

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Personal statement

Ross Gray received his PhD from the University of Strathclyde in 2013, he continued at Strathclyde through his post-doctoral research from 2013-2016 and is now a senior research fellow in laser-plasma interactions. His research covers a range of topics in intense laser-matter interactions including laser-driven ion acceleration, relativistic plasma photonics, high field laser-matter interactions and the application of machine learning to plasma physics.

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Publications

Geometry effects on energy selective focusing of laser-driven protons with open and closed hemisphere-cone targets
King M, Higginson A, McGuffey C, Wilson R, Schaumann G, Hodge T, Ohland J B, Gales S, Hill M P, Pitt S F, Spindloe C, Danson C N, Wei M S, Beg F N, Roth M, Neely D, Gray R J, McKenna P
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion Vol 66 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6587/ad0b34
Perspectives on laser-plasma physics in the relativistic transparency regime
King Martin, Wilson Robbie, Bacon Ewan F J, Dolier Ewan J, Frazer Timothy P, Goodman Jack, Gray Ross J, McKenna Paul
The European Physical Journal A Vol 59 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1140/epja/s10050-023-01043-2
Optimization and control of synchrotron emission in ultraintense laser-solid interactions using machine learning
Goodman J, King M, Dolier E J, Wilson R, Gray R J, McKenna P
High Power Laser Science and Engineering Vol 11 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1017/hpl.2023.11
Automated control and optimization of laser-driven ion acceleration
Loughran B, Streeter M J V, Ahmed H, Astbury S, Balcazar M, Borghesi M, Bourgeois N, Curry C B, Dann S J D, DiIorio S, Dover N P, Dzelzanis T, Ettlinger O C, Gauthier M, Giuffrida L, Glenn G D, Glenzer S H, Green J S, Gray R J, Hicks G S, Hyland C, Istokskaia V, King M, Margarone D, McCusker O, McKenna P, Najmudin Z, ParisuaƱa C, Parsons P, Spindloe C, Symes D R, Thomas A G R, Treffert F, Xu N, Palmer C A J
High Power Laser Science and Engineering Vol 11 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1017/hpl.2023.23
Versatile tape-drive target for high-repetition-rate laser-driven proton acceleration
Xu N, Streeter M J V, Ettlinger O C, Ahmed H, Astbury S, Borghesi M, Bourgeois N, Curry C B, Dann S J D, Dover N P, Dzelzainis T, Istokskaia V, Gauthier M, Giuffrida L, Glenn G D, Glenzer S H, Gray R J, Green J S, Hicks G S, Hyland C, King M, Loughran B, Margarone D, McCusker O, McKenna P, ParisuaƱa C, Parsons P, Spindloe C, Symes D R, Treffert F, Palmer C A J, Najmudin Z
High Power Laser Science and Engineering Vol 11 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1017/hpl.2023.27
High order modes of intense second harmonic light produced from a plasma aperture
Bacon E, King M, Wilson R, Frazer T P, Gray R J, McKenna P
Matter and Radiation at Extremes Vol 7 (2022)

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Professional Activities

Progress on laser-driven ion acceleration and applications
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29/11/2023
Data analysis and aquisition at SCAPA
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27/9/2023
LPI-Py: A data analysis pipeline for high repetition laser-plasma experiments (Invited Seminar)
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14/7/2023
Ion Beams at UK X-FEL
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18/5/2023
Machine learning-driven optimization of laser-plasma sources for applications
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25/4/2023
Developments in Data Acquisition & Handling for Laser-Solid Interaction Experiments at SCAPA
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22/1/2022

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Projects

The Laser-hybrid Accelerator for Radiobiological Applications
Whyte, Colin (Principal Investigator) Gray, Ross (Co-investigator) McKenna, Paul (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2024
Industrial CASE Account - University of Strathclyde 2022 | Torrance, Ben
McKenna, Paul (Principal Investigator) Gray, Ross (Co-investigator) Torrance, Ben (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2026
Optimisation and control of laser-driven radiation sources using machine learning
Gray, Ross (Principal Investigator) McKenna, Paul (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2026
Advanced laser-plasma optics technology | Alderton, Matthew
McKenna, Paul (Principal Investigator) Gray, Ross (Co-investigator) Alderton, Matthew (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2025
PhD Studentship for Characterising Laser-driven Particle Beams
Gray, Ross (Principal Investigator) McKenna, Paul (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2025
Advanced laser-plasma optics technology | Peat, Maia
McKenna, Paul (Principal Investigator) Gray, Ross (Co-investigator) Peat, Maia (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2025

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Dr Ross Gray
Senior Research Fellow
Physics

Email: ross.gray@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 5713