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Professor Zheng-Ming Sheng

Physics

Personal statement

The continuous development of ultrashort pulsed high power lasers over the last 25 years has carved out new scientific frontiers, such as advanced table-top accelerators of charged particles, advanced laser fusion concepts, laboratory astrophysics, high field QED physics, and so on. In addition to academic interest, some of them are closely relevant to medical and industrial applications.  For almost 25 years, I have worked on the fundamental physics of relativistic laser-plasma interactions and their applications in advanced particle accelerators and novel radiation sources, inertial confined fusion, high energy density physics, and laboratory astrophysics by theory and numerical simulations, etc.  I have led a theory group and trained over 20 PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in the last 15 years, and established wide collaboration with groups from China, Japan, India, Germany, UK, and USA. I have coauthored over 200 peer-reviewed papers with H-index 44 (in google scholars: http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=GBjZ0pYAAAAJ). 

 

Publications

Summary of laser plasma physics sessions at the first AAPPS-DPP conference
Sheng Zheng-Ming
Reviews of Modern Plasma Physics, (2018)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s41614-018-0020-y
Collimated ultra-bright gamma-rays from electron wiggling along a petawatt-laser-irradiated wire in the QED regime
Wang Wei-Min, Sheng Zheng-Ming, Gibbon Paul, Chen Li-Ming, Zhang Jie
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, (2018)
Generation of GeV positron and γ-photon beams with controllable angular momentum by intense lasers
Zhu Xing-Long, Yu Tong-Pu, Chen Min, Weng Su-Ming, Sheng Zheng-Ming
New Journal of Physics Vol 20, (2018)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/aad71a
Manipulation of polarisations for broadband terahertz waves emitted from laser plasma filaments
Zhang Zhelin, Chen Yanping, Cui Sen, He Feng, Chen Min, Zhang Zhen, Yu Jin, Chen Liming, Sheng Zheng-Ming, Zhang Jie
Nature Photonics, (2018)
Ultrahigh-charge electron beams from laser-irradiated solid surface
Ma Yong, Zhao Jiarui, Li Yifei, Li Dazhang, Chen Liming, Liu Jianxun, Dann Stephen J. D., Ma Yanyun, Yang Xiaohu, Ge Zheyi, Sheng Zhengming, Zhang Jie
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America Vol 115, pp. 6980-6985, (2018)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1800668115
Ionization injection in a laser wakefield accelerator subject to a transverse magnetic field
Zhao Q, Weng S M, Sheng Z M, Chen M, Zhang G B, Mori W B, Hidding B, Jaroszynski D A, Zhang J
New Journal of Physics Vol 20, (2018)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/aac926

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Teaching

I am involved in teaching the course of "Laser driven plasma acceleration" both in the department of physics and SUPA and the 3rd year lab teaching.

Research interests

Relativistic laser-plasma interaction, laser-driven particle acceleration, novel radiation from terahertz to X and gamma-ray radiations, laser-driven high energy density physics (including laboratory astrophysics).

Professional activities

Nature Communications (Journal)
Peer reviewer
2016
Scientific Reports (Journal)
Peer reviewer
2016
Journal of Applied Physics (Journal)
Peer reviewer
2015
Physical Review Letters (Journal)
Peer reviewer
2014
Physical Review E: Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics (Journal)
Referee
2014
Optics Letters (Journal)
Peer reviewer
2014

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Projects

Accelerating the Middle East -- EPSRC GCRF Institutional Sponsorship
Hidding, Bernhard (Principal Investigator) McKenna, Paul (Principal Investigator) Sheng, Zheng-Ming (Principal Investigator) Jaroszynski, Dino (Principal Investigator)
Compact plasma accelerators for applications e.g. in life and space sciences with sustainable socio-economic benefit for Turkey and the Middle East are being developed.
Period 01-Oct-2017 - 31-Mar-2018
Cockcroft Institute / R160525-1
Riis, Erling (Principal Investigator) Cross, Adrian (Co-investigator) Eliasson, Bengt (Co-investigator) Gray, Ross (Co-investigator) Hidding, Bernhard (Co-investigator) Jaroszynski, Dino (Co-investigator) McKenna, Paul (Co-investigator) McNeil, Brian (Co-investigator) Ronald, Kevin (Co-investigator) Sheng, Zheng-Ming (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Apr-2017 - 31-Mar-2018
Cockcroft Institute
Riis, Erling (Principal Investigator) Cross, Adrian (Co-investigator) Eliasson, Bengt (Co-investigator) Gray, Ross (Co-investigator) Hidding, Bernhard (Co-investigator) Jaroszynski, Dino (Co-investigator) McKenna, Paul (Co-investigator) McNeil, Brian (Co-investigator) Ronald, Kevin (Co-investigator) Sheng, Zheng-Ming (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Apr-2017 - 31-Mar-2018
Harwell Imaging Partnership project | Frazer, Timothy
McKenna, Paul (Principal Investigator) Sheng, Zheng-Ming (Co-investigator) Frazer, Timothy (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2017 - 01-Apr-2021
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Frazer, Timothy
McKenna, Paul (Principal Investigator) Sheng, Zheng-Ming (Co-investigator) Frazer, Timothy (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2017 - 01-Apr-2021
EPSRC Global Challenges Research Fund Institutional Sponsorship Award 2017 (GCRF) / R171051-106
Hidding, Bernhard (Principal Investigator) Jaroszynski, Dino (Co-investigator) McKenna, Paul (Co-investigator) Sheng, Zheng-Ming (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Jul-2017 - 31-Mar-2018

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