Selected CV

Frank S. Tsung, Ph.D.


1998 Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Thesis topic: Simulation of Current Generation in a Three Dimensional Model (Advisor: J. M. Dawson)

1991 B.S., Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley.





Chair: 41st Anomalous Absorption Conference (2011).

Organization Committee: The 37th Anomalous Absorption Conference (2007).

Organization Committee: US-Japan Workshop and the Dawson Symposium (2002).



Executive Board of National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) User's Group, December 2006 – Present

Vice Chairman of NERSC User's Group, December 2007 - Present


1. R. Yan, A. V.. Maximov, C. Ren, and F. S. Tsung, “Growth and saturation of convective modes of the two-plasmon decay instability in ICF,” Phys. Rev. Lett., 103, 175002 (2009).

2. M. Tzoufras et al,Beam loading in the nonlinear regime of plasma-based acceleration,” Phys. Rev. Lett., 101, 145002 (2008).

3. R. A. Fonseca et al, One-to-one direct modeling of experiments and astrophysical scenarios: pushing the envelope on kinetic plasma simulations,” Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 50, 124034 (2008).

4. W. Lu et al,Generating multi-GeV Electron Bunches Using Single Stage LWFA in a 3D Nonlinear Regime,” submitted to Phys. Rev. STAB (2007).

5. M. Tzoufras et al, “The stability of arbitrary electron velocity distribution functions to electromagnetic modes,” Phys. Plas., 14, 062108 (2007).

6. F. S. Tsung et al,Alfvénic Phenomena Triggered by Resonant Absorption of an O-mode Pulse,” submitted to Phys. Of Plas. (2007).

7. F. S. Tsung et al, Simulation of Monoenergetic Electron Generation via LWFA for 5-25 TW Lasers,” Phys. Of Plas., 13, 056708 (2006).

8. M. Tzoufras et al,Space-Charge Effects in the Current-Filamentation or Weibel Instability," Phys. Rev. Lett., 96, 105002 (2006).

9. Tsung, F. S., Tonge, J. W., and Morales, G. J., “Particle Simulation of Alfvén Waves Excited at a Boundary,” Phys. of Plasmas, 12, 012508 (2005).

10. Tsung, F. S., Narang, R., Mori, W. B., Joshi, C., Fonseca, R. A., and Silva, L. O., “Near GeV energy laser wakefield acceleration of self-injected electron in a cm scale plasma channel,” Phys. Rev. Lett.. 93, 185002 (2004).

11. S. P. D. Mangles et al, “Monoenergetic beams of relativistic electrons from intense laser-plasma interactions,” Nature, 431, p. 535 (2004).

12. Silva, L. O., Marti, M, Davies, J. R., Fonseca, R. A., Ren, C., Tsung, F. S., and Mori, W. B., “Proton Shock Acceleration in Laser-Plasma Interactions,” Phys. Rev. Lett., 92, pp. 015002.(2004).