Dr Ross Gray

Lecturer

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 diagnostic 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

Laser-plasma-based space radiation reproduction in the laboratory
Hidding B., Karger O., Königstein T., Pretzler G., Manahan G. G., McKenna P., Gray R., Wilson R., Wiggins S. M., Welsh G. H., Beaton A., Delinikolas P., Jaroszynski D. A., Rosenzweig J. B., Karmakar A., Ferlet-Cavrois V., Constantino A., Muschitiello M., Daly E.
Scientific Reports Vol 7, (2017)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep42354
Angularly resolved characterization of ion beams from laser-ultrathin foil interactions
Scullion C., Doria D., Romagnani L., Ahmed H., Alejo A., Ettlinger O.C., Gray R.J., Green J., Hicks G.S., Jung D., Naughton K., Padda H., Poder K., Scott G.G., Symes D.R., Kar S., McKenna P., Najmudin Z., Neely D., Zepf M., Borghesi M.
Journal of Instrumentation Vol 11, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/11/09/C09020
Influence of laser polarization on collective electron dynamics in ultraintense laser-foil interactions
Gonzalez-Izquierdo Bruno, Gray Ross J., King Martin, Wilson Robbie, Dance Rachel J., Powell Haydn, MacLellan David A., McCreadie John, Butler Nicholas M. H., Hawkes Steve, Green James S., Murphy Chris D., Stockhausen Luca C., Carroll David C., Booth Nicola, Scott Graeme G., Borghesi Marco, Neely David, McKenna Paul
High Power Laser Science and Engineering Vol 4, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/hpl.2016.35
Towards optical polarization control of laser-driven proton acceleration in foils undergoing relativistic transparency
Gonzalez-Izquierdo Bruno, King Martin, Gray Ross J., Wilson Robbie, Dance Rachel J., Powell Haydn, MacLellan David A., McCreadie John, Butler Nicholas M. H., Hawkes Steve, Green James S., Murphy Chris D., Stockhausen Luca C., Carroll David C., Booth Nicola, Scott Graeme G., Borghesi Marco, Neely David, McKenna Paul
Nature Communications Vol 7, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms12891
Ion acceleration and plasma jet formation in ultra-thin foils undergoing expansion and relativistic transparency
King M., Gray R.J., Powell H.W., Maclellan D.A., Izquierdo Bruno, Stockhausen L.C., Hicks G.S., Dover N.P., Rusby D.R., Carroll D.C., Padda H., Torres R., Kar S., Clarke R.J., Musgrave I.O., Najmudin Z., Borghesi M., Neely D., Mckenna P.
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment Vol 829, pp. 163-166, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2016.02.032
Energy exchange via multi-species streaming in laser-driven ion acceleration
King M., Gray R. J., Powell H. W., Capdessus R., McKenna P.
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, (2016)

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Professional activities

58th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
Speaker
18/11/2016
43rd EPS Conference on Plasma Physics
Invited speaker
5/7/2016
41st EPS Conference on Plasma Physics
Speaker
24/6/2014
41st IOP Plasma Physics Conference
Speaker
17/4/2014

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Projects

Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Carnell, Katie
McKenna, Paul (Principal Investigator) Gray, Ross (Co-investigator) Carnell, Katie (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 01-Oct-2019
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Davidson, Zoe
Gray, Ross (Principal Investigator) McKenna, Paul (Co-investigator) Davidson, Zoe (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 01-Apr-2020
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Jarrett, Jonathan
McKenna, Paul (Principal Investigator) Gray, Ross (Co-investigator) Jarrett, Jonathan (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 01-Apr-2020
Industrial Case Account 2015 | Zemaityte, Egle
McKenna, Paul (Principal Investigator) Gray, Ross (Co-investigator) Zemaityte, Egle (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2015 - 01-Oct-2019
High Energy Supercontinuum Generation in Plasma Filaments for Fundamental Laser-Plasma Physics
Gray, Ross (Principal Investigator) McKenna, Paul (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Mar-2017 - 28-Feb-2018
Laser-driven radiation beamlines at SCAPA (EPSRC Capital Equipment Portfolio)
McKenna, Paul (Principal Investigator) Boyd, Marie (Co-investigator) Gray, Ross (Co-investigator) Hidding, Bernhard (Co-investigator) Jaroszynski, Dino (Co-investigator) McArthur, Stephen (Co-investigator) Sheng, Zheng-Ming (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Apr-2017 - 31-Mar-2020

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