Dr Liang Zhang

Research Associate

Physics

Personal statement

I received the B.Sc. degree in applied physics from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, in 2004 and the M.Sc. degree in application of nuclear techniques from the China Academy of Engineering Physics, Chengdu, China, in 2007, and the Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK in 2012.

 

As a researcher, I have experience working on a variety of research projects including gyrotron travelling wave amplifiers, plasma filled microwave sources, microwave pulse compression and free electron lasers. I have led the development of gyro-TWAs in terms of design, computational simulation techniques and laboratory experimentation. I have carried out world-leading experiments of high power broadband mm-wave/THz amplifiers that have great potential in EPR/DNP and mm-wave wireless and satellite communications. I have successfully demonstrated a world-record 88-104GHz continuously tuneable, high power (10kW) Gyro-BWO experiment (2012), and a gyro-amplifier achieving 3.4kW with a 3dB instantaneous frequency bandwidth of at least 5.5GHz at W-band (2017).

Publications

Compact high power millimetre wave sources driven by pseudospark-sourced electron beams
He Wenlong, Xie Jie, Phelps Alan, Cross Adrian, Yin Huabi, Shu Guoxiang, Yin Yong, Ronald Kevin, Zhao Junping, Chen Xiaodong, Alfadhl Yasir, Zhang Liang
IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation Vol 13, pp. 1794-1798 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-map.2018.6190
Gridded cusp gun for a terahertz gyro-amplifier
Zhang Liang, Donaldson Craig R, He Wenlong, Phelps Alan D R, Ronald Kevin, Cross Adrian W
12th UK-Europe-China Workshop on Millimetre Waves and THz Technologies (UCMMT 2019) (2019)
Effects of tolerance fabrication of extended interaction oscillator based on pseudospark-sourced sheet electron beam at 0.35 THz
Xie Jie, Yin H, Zhang L, Ronald Kevin, Phelps ADR, He W, Shu G, Zhao J, Chen X, Alfadhl Y, Zhang J, Cross AW
12th UK-Europe-China Workshop on Millimetre Waves and THz Technologies (UCMMT 2019) (2019)
Study of 1-THz 4th-harmonic gyrotron
Du Chao-Hai, Li Fan-Hong, Pan Shi, Liu Pu-Kun, Zhang Liang, He Wen-Long, Yin Hua-Bi, Ronald K, Cross Adrian W
12th UK-Europe-China Workshop on Millimetre Waves and THz Technologies (UCMMT 2019) (2019)
Design and simulation of a 0.37 THz gyro-TWA
Zhang Liang, Donaldson Craig R, He Wenlong, Ronald Kevin, Phelps Alan D R, Cross Adrian W
12th UK-Europe-China Workshop on Millimetre Waves and THz Technologies (UCMMT 2019) (2019)
Highly overmoded MM-wave oscillator experiments
Cross A W, MacLachlan A J, Robertson C W, Zhang L, Ronald K, Phelps A D R
12th UK-Europe-China Workshop on Millimetre Waves and THz Technologies (UCMMT 2019) (2019)

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Research interests

Broadband, high power, mm-wave/terahertz gyrotron travelling wave amplifiers for next-generation magnetic resonance spectroscopy, telecommunications, security imaging and radar; Gyrotron backward wave oscillator; Conventional travelling wave amplifiers; Electron beam generation; Beam-wave interaction, Low-pressure gas discharge; Plasma filled high power microwave sources; Free electron lasers and pulsed power technologies.

Professional activities

Design and simulation of a 0.37 THz gyro-TWA
Speaker
22/8/2019
Update on the 36 and 48 GHz power sources
Speaker
10/12/2018
Microwave Undulators
Speaker
10/12/2018
Measurement of W-band gyro-TWA with wide bandwidth input signal
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10/9/2018
THz amplifiers
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14/6/2018
High-power gyro-klystrons for acceleration applications
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9/6/2018

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Projects

Sheet electron beam vacuum electronic devices for the generation of high power THz radiation
Cross, Adrian (Principal Investigator) He, Wenlong (Co-investigator) Phelps, Alan (Co-investigator) Zhang, Liang (Research Co-investigator)
05-Jan-2019 - 04-Jan-2021
A modular, integrated electron gun and RF cavity for radiotherapy treatment systems in developing countries (AfricanRTT)
Cross, Adrian (Principal Investigator) Zhang, Liang (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2019
Terahertz High-Harmonic Gyrotron Oscillator By Using Metasurface Cylindrical Cavity (Newton Advanced Fellowship - Prof Chao-Hai Du)
Cross, Adrian (Principal Investigator) Zhang, Liang (Research Co-investigator)
Dr. Liang Zhang is responsible for scientific discussion and experimental arrangement with Prof. Du for the THz high-harmonic gyrotron oscillator.
28-Jan-2018 - 27-Jan-2021
Compact Light (XLS) H2020 INFRADEV-2016-2017
Cross, Adrian (Principal Investigator) Ronald, Kevin (Co-investigator) Zhang, Liang (Research Co-investigator)
University Strathclyde is responsible for the design of high power microwave sources to drive the lineariser, as well as the exploration of next-generation exotic undulator.

Dr. Liang Zhang is leading the design of a MW-level 48 GHz gyroklystron, as well as investigating the potentials of microwave undulators.
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2020
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Nix, Laurence
Cross, Adrian (Principal Investigator) Zhang, Liang (Co-investigator) Nix, Laurence (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 01-Jan-2021
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) Zhang, Liang (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2018

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Address

Physics
Technology Innovation Centre

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