Dr. Eugene Clark

Senior Researcher



Tel: +30 28310 86326,
Fax: +30 28210 23003,

Dr. Eugene Clark obtained his B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Manchester in 1990. Between 1992 and 2007 he worked at AWE plc as a plasma physicist who was employed to use high power lasers to do research into hot dense plasmas. He worked on, what were are the time, the largest Z-pinch and laser facilities in the world in the USA and the UK. During this employment, he studied for a Ph.D. in plasma physics at Imperial College, London and obtained his Ph.D. in 2002. In 2007 he left his role a senior scientist and moved to Greece to work at HMU as a Marie Curie Fellow, a contract lecturer, and then a senior researcher. To date he is an author on approaching 100 papers. He has more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals (among them Nature, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review E, Physics of Plasmas, Applied Physics Letters) and conference proceedings that have over 6000 citations. The papers in his Ph.D thesis alone have over 1000 citations. His h-index is 35 (source: Google Scholar). He was the winner of the Institute of Physics “Culham Thesis Prize” for the best thesis in plasma physics in the UK and Republic of Ireland in 2002. His research interests include the study of plasmas using high power lasers and pulsed power machines. He has more than 25 years of experience in this field. More specifically, he currently specializes in the application of higher power lasers to accelerate protons and electrons using novel photonic structures for medical applications. His work has been featured in a number of scientific magazine articles including “Lasers feel the Z-pinch”, Physics World, May 2004, “Nuclear physics merely using a light source” Contemporary Physics, 40, 367, 1999, “Plasma Accelerators at the Energy Frontier and on Tabletops”, Physics Today, June 2003, “Physics update: Laser light in, streams of protons out”, Physics Today, January 2000, “Physics Watch: Lasers accelerate particle production”, CERN Courier, January 2000 and “High energy protons”, American Physical Society News, January 2000.

Academic cv: cv.clark

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