Dr Ross Gray

Research Fellow

Physics

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 now holds a Strathclyde Chancellors Fellowship. His research covers a range of topics in intense laser-matter interactions but he is currently focused on understanding the ultrafast, relativistic and nonlinear dynamics of intense laser propagation through plasma by developing next generation time-resolving diagnostics approaches. The overall aim of this research is to further our fundamental understanding of laser-mater interactions and to support the development of compact plasma-based particle accelerators.

Publications

Multi-parameter Bayesian optimisation of laser-driven ion acceleration in particle-in-cell simulations
Dolier E J, King M, Wilson R, Gray R J, McKenna P
New Journal of Physics Vol 24 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/ac7db4
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 (2022)
Optimisation of multi-petawatt laser-driven proton acceleration in the relativistic transparency regime
Goodman J, King M, Wilson R, Gray R J, McKenna P
New Journal of Physics Vol 24 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/ac681f
Influence of spatial-intensity contrast in ultraintense laser-plasma interactions
Wilson R, King M, Butler N M H, Carroll D C, Frazer T P, Duff M J, Higginson A, Dance R J, Jarrett J, Davidson Z E, Armstrong C D, Liu H, Hawkes S J, Clarke R J, Neely D, Gray R J, McKenna P
Scientific Reports Vol 12 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-05655-4
Influence of target-rear-side short scale length density gradients on laser-driven proton acceleration
Higginson A, Wilson R, Goodman J, King M, Dance R J, Butler N M H, Armstrong C D, Notley M, Carroll D C, Fang Y, Yuan X H, Neely D, Gray R J, McKenna P
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion Vol 63 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6587/ac2035
Deconvolution of multi-Boltzmann x-ray distribution from linear absorption spectrometer via analytical parameter reduction
Armstrong C D, Neely D, Kumar D, McKenna P, Gray R J, Pirozhkov A S
Review of Scientific Instruments Vol 92, pp. 113102 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0057486

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Professional activities

Developments in Data Acquisition & Handling for Laser-Solid Interaction Experiments at SCAPA
Speaker
22/1/2022
STFC - Central Laser Facility (External organisation)
Advisor
23/7/2021
High order mode structure of intense light fields generated in intense laser-foil interactions
Speaker
30/6/2021
Spectral interference and spatial-mode structuring of intense laser pulses in relativistically transparent laser-plasma interactions
Speaker
7/6/2021
An optically multiplexed single-shot time resolved probe of laser-plasma dynamics
Speaker
9/6/2020
Near-100 MeV protons via a laser-driven transparency-enhanced hybrid acceleration
Speaker
9/9/2019

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Projects

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
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
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Alderton, Matthew
McKenna, Paul (Principal Investigator) Gray, Ross (Co-investigator) Alderton, Matthew (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2024
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Peat, Maia
McKenna, Paul (Principal Investigator) Gray, Ross (Co-investigator) Peat, Maia (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2024
PhD Studentship for Characterising Laser-driven Particle Beams
Gray, Ross (Principal Investigator) McKenna, Paul (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2025
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Bacon, Ewan
McKenna, Paul (Principal Investigator) Gray, Ross (Co-investigator) Bacon, Ewan (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2024

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