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

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
Enhanced laser intensity and ion acceleration due to self-focusing in relativistically transparent ultrathin targets
Frazer T P, Wilson R, King M, Butler N M H, Carroll D C, Duff M J, Higginson A, Jarrett J, Davidson Z E, Armstrong C, Liu H, Neely D, Gray R J, McKenna P
Physical Review Research Vol 2 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevResearch.2.042015
Self-referencing spectral interferometric probing of the onset time of relativistic transparency in intense laser-foil interactions
Williamson SDR, Wilson R, King M, Duff M, Gonzalez-Izquierdo B, Davidson ZE, Higginson A, Booth N, Hawkes S, Neely D, Gray RJ, McKenna P
Physical Review Applied Vol 14 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.14.034018
Relativistic mid-wavelength infrared pulses generated in intense-laser mass-limited target interactions
Qu J F, Liu P, Liu X Y, Gray R J, McKenna P, Li X F, Kawata S, Kong Q
New Journal of Physics Vol 22 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/abaab0
Energy absorption and coupling to electrons in the transition from surface- to volume-dominant intense laser-plasma interaction regimes
Williamson S D R, Gray R J, King M, Wilson R, Dance R J, Armstrong C, Rusby D R, Brabetz C, Wagner F, Zielbauer B, Bagnoud V, Neely D, McKenna P
New Journal of Physics Vol 22 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/ab86df
High order mode structure of intense light fields generated via a laser-driven relativistic plasma aperture
Duff M J, Wilson R, King M, Gonzalez-Izquierdo B, Higginson A, Williamson S D R, Davidson Z E, Capdessus R, Booth N, Hawkes S, Neely D, Gray R J, McKenna P
Scientific Reports Vol 10 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-57119-x

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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 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
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Goodman, Jack
McKenna, Paul (Principal Investigator) Gray, Ross (Co-investigator) Goodman, Jack (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2023
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Dolier, Ewan
McKenna, Paul (Principal Investigator) Gray, Ross (Co-investigator) Dolier, Ewan (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2023
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Lofrese, Antonio
McKenna, Paul (Principal Investigator) Gray, Ross (Co-investigator) Lofrese, Antonio (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2022
Advanced laser-plasma optics technology | Lofrese, Antonio
McKenna, Paul (Principal Investigator) Gray, Ross (Co-investigator) Lofrese, Antonio (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2022
PhD Studentship for Characterising Laser-driven Particle Beams
McKenna, Paul (Principal Investigator) Gray, Ross (Co-investigator) King, Martin (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2022

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