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Professor Zulfikar Najmudin

Professor Zulfikar Najmudin is currently the Deputy Director of the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science, a joint venture between the universities of Oxford, Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine and Royal Holloway, and a Professor of Physics in the Blackett Laboratory at Imperial College London.

He has made major contributions to the development of next-generation plasma-based accelerators, and his current research interests include the development of both plasma-based electron and ion sources, and their applications in fields as diverse as high-performance imaging, and hadrontherapy.

He also maintains an active interest in the fundamentals of laser matter interaction and laser development and the application of these subjects to major challenges such as fusion energy research. He is currently involved in major international developments of plasma accelerators such as the AWAKE project at CERN, EUPRAXIA and the ELI projects.

He has been one of the major users of the high power lasers at the Central Laser Facility for nearly 30 years, and is also a major user of international facilities and networks such as Brookhaven National Laboratory, Kansai Photon Science Institute and LaserLab Europe.

Last updated: 15 February 2021

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