Selected CV

Tzoufras Research

Michail Tzoufras, Ph.D.

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EDUCATION

Ph.D. - Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, 06/2008

M.S. - Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, 03/2005

B.S. - Electrical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 07/2001

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

UCLA (Electrical Eng.), USA, Postdoctoral Scholar, 03/2011 – present

University of Oxford (Physics), UK, Postdoctoral Researcher, 09/2008 – 02/2011

Central Laser Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, STFC, UK, Visiting Scientist, 08/2008 – 08/2011

UCLA (Electrical Eng.), USA, Graduate Student Researcher, 09/2001 – 06/2008

 

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

TEACHING

EDITORIAL

CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

 

SKILLS

Computational: C++, Fortran 90/95, IDL, Particle-In-Cell codes, Vlasov-Fokker-Planck codes.

Languages: English, Greek, German.

 

PUBLICATIONS [Citations > 500, H-Index = 11, ISI Web of Knowledge]

IN PRESS

M. Tzoufras, C. Huang, J. H. Cooley, F. S. Tsung, J. Vieira, W. B. Mori, submitted to J. Plasma Phys. "Simulations of efficient laser wakefield accelerators from 1 to 100GeV."

Vieira, F. Fiúza, L. O. Silva, M. Tzoufras, W. B. Mori, in preparation, “Self-guiding, self-compression and self-steepening of intense laser pulses in the laser wakefield accelerator.”

M. Tzoufras, A. R. Bell, W. B. Mori, in preparation, “Two dimensional electron transport for laser-solid interactions.”

PEER-REVIEWED

25. A. G. R. Thomas, M. Tzoufras, A. P. L. Robinson, C. P. Ridgers, M. Sherlock, R. J. Kingham, A. R. Bell, J. Comp. Phys. 231 (3),1051-1079 (2012) “A Review of Vlasov-Fokker-Planck numerical modeling of inertial confinement fusion plasma.

24. M. Tzoufras, A. R. Bell, P.A. Norreys, F. S. Tsung, J. Comp. Phys. 230 (17), 6475-6494 (2011) “A Vlasov-Fokker-Planck code for high energy density physics.”

23. A. R. Bell and M. Tzoufras, Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 53 (4), 045010 (2011) “Electron transport and shock ignition.”

22. J. Vieira, F. Fiúza, L. O. Silva, M. Tzoufras, W. B Mori, New J. Phys. 12, 045025 (2010) “Onset of self-steepening of intense laser pulses in plasmas.”

21. C. Huang, W. An, V. K. Decyk, W. Lu, W. B. Mori, F. S. Tsung, M. Tzoufras, S. Morshed, T. Antonsen, B. Feng, T. Katsouleas, R. A. Fonseca, S. F. Martins, J. Vieira, L. O. Silva, E. Esarey, C. G. R. Geddes, W. P. Leemans, E. Cormier-Michel, J.-L. Vay, D. L. Bruhwiler, B. Cowan, J. R. Cary, and K. Paul, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 180, (2009) 012005 “Recent results and future challenges for large scale particle-in-cell simulations of plasma-based accelerator concepts.”

20. L. O. Silva, F. Fiúza, R. A. Fonseca, J. L. Martins, J. Vieira, C. Huang, W. Lu, F. Tsung, M. Tzoufras and W. B. Mori, Comptes Rendus Physique Vol. 10 Issues 2-3, March-April 2009, Pages 167-175 “Laser electron acceleration with 10PW lasers.”

19. M. Tzoufras, W. Lu, F. S. Tsung, C. Huang, W. B. Mori, T. Katsouleas, J. Vieira, R. A. Fonseca and L. O. Silva, Phys. Plasmas 16, 056705 (2009) “Beam loading by electrons in nonlinear plasma wakes.”

18. M. Tzoufras, W. Lu, F. S. Tsung, C. Huang, W. B. Mori, T. Katsouleas, J. Vieira, R. A. Fonseca and L. O. Silva, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 145002 (2008), also included in the Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, Vol. 17, Issue 6, (2008) “Beam Loading in the Nonlinear Regime of Plasma-Based Acceleration.”

17. J. Vieira, F. Fiúza, R. A. Fonseca, L. O. Silva, C. Huang, W. Lu, M. Tzoufras, F. S. Tsung, V. Decyk, W. B. Mori, J. H. Cooley, T. M. Antonsen Jr., IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science Vol. 36, Issue 4, Part 4, 1722-1727 (2008) “One-to-One Full Scale Simulations of Laser Wakefield Acceleration Using QuickPIC.”

16. C. G. R. Geddes, E. Cormier-Michel, E. Esarey, W. M. Fawley, K. Nakamura, G. R. Plateau, C. B. Schroeder, Cs. Toth, J-L. Vay, W. P. Leemans, D. L. Bruhwiler, B. Cowan, J. R. Cary, P. Messmer, P. Mullowney, K. Paul, V. K. Decyk, C. Huang, W. Lu, W. B. Mori, F. S. Tsung, M. Tzoufras, T. M. Antonsen Jr., T. Katsouleas, R. A. Fonseca, S. F. Martins, J. Vieira, L. O. Silva, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 125, (2008) 012002 “Computational studies and optimization of wakefield accelerators.”

15. S. Kneip, S. R. Nagel, C. Bellei, N. Bourgeois, A. E. Dangor, A. Gopal , R. Heathcote, S. P. D. Mangles, J. R. Marquès, A. Maksimchuk, P. M. Nilson, K. Ta Phuoc, S. Reed, M. Tzoufras, F. S. Tsung, L. Willingale, W. B. Mori, A. Rousse, K. Krushelnick, and Z. Najmudin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 105006 (2008) “Observation of Synchrotron Radiation from Electrons Directly Accelerated in a Petawatt-Laser-Generated Plasma Cavity.”

14. F. S. Tsung, T. Antonsen, D. L. Bruhwiler, J. R. Cary, V.K. Decyk, E. Esarey, C. G. R. Geddes, C. Huang, A. Hakim, T. Katsouleas, W. Lu, P. Messmer, W. B. M ori, M. Tzoufras and J. Vieira, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 78, (2007) 012077 “Three-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations of laser wakefield experiments.”

13. J. R. Cary, P. Spentzouris, J. Amundson, L. McInnes, M. Borland, B. Mustapha, B. Norris, P. Ostroumov, Y. Wang, W. Fisher, A. Fedotov, I. Ben-Zvi, R. Ryne, E. Esarey, C. Geddes, J. Qiang, E. Ng, S. Li, C. Ng, R. Lee, L. Merminga, H. Wang, D. L. Bruhwiler, D. Dechow, P. Mullowney, P. Messmer, C. Nieter, S. Ovtchinnikov, K. Paul, P. Stoltz, D. Wade-Stein, W. B. Mori, V. Decyk, C. Huang, W. Lu, M. Tzoufras, F. S. Tsung, M. Zhou, G. R. Werner, T. Antonsen and T. Katsouleas, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 78, (2007) 012009 “COMPASS the COMmunity petascale project for accelerator science and simulation, a broad computational accelerator physics initiative.”

12. M. Tzoufras, C. Ren, F. S. Tsung, J. W. Tonge, W. B. Mori, M. Fiore, R. A. Fonseca and L. O. Silva, Phys. Plasmas 14, 062108 (2007) “Stability of arbitrary electron velocity distribution functions to electromagnetic modes.”

11. W. Lu, M. Tzoufras, C. Joshi, F. S. Tsung, W. B. Mori, J. Vieira, R. A. Fonseca and L. O. Silva, Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 10, 061301 (2007) “Generating multi-GeV electron bunches using single stage laser wakefield acceleration in a 3D nonlinear regime.”

10. J. Vieira, R. A. Fonseca, L. O. Silva, W. Lu, M. Tzoufras, F. Tsung, W. B. Mori, International Journal of Modern Physics B, Vol. 21, Nos. 3-4, 439-446 (2007) “Sheet crossing and wave breaking in the laser wakefield accelerator.”

9. M. Fiore, L. O. Silva, M. Tzoufras, C. Ren and W. B. Mori, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Volume 372, Issue 4, Page 1851-1855 (2006) “Baryon loading and the Weibel instability in gamma-ray bursts.”

8. W. Lu, C. Huang, M. Zhou, M. Tzoufras, F. S. Tsung, W. B. Mori and T. Katsouleas, Phys. Plasmas 13, 056709 (2006) “A nonlinear theory for multi-dimensional relativistic plasma wave wakefields.”

7. F. S. Tsung, W. Lu, M. Tzoufras, W. B. Mori, C. Joshi, J. M. Vieira, L. O. Silva and R. A. Fonseca, Phys. Plasmas 13, 056708 (2006) “Simulations of monoenergetic electron generation via laser wakefield acceleration for 5-25 TW lasers.”

6. C. Ren, M. Tzoufras, J. Tonge, W. B. Mori, F. S. Tsung, M. Fiore, R. A. Fonseca, L. O. Silva, J.-C. Adam and A. Heron, Phys. Plasmas 13, 056308 (2006) “A global simulation for laser driven MeV electrons in 50µm-diameter fast ignition targets.”

5. M. Tzoufras, C. Ren, F. S. Tsung, J. W. Tonge, W. B. Mori, M. Fiore, R. A. Fonseca and L. O. Silva, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 105002 (2006) “Space-Charge Effects in the Current-Filamentation or Weibel Instability.”

4. S. P. D. Mangles, B. R. Walton, M. Tzoufras, Z. Najmudin, R. J. Clarke, A. E. Dangor, R. G. Evans, S. Fritzler, A. Gopal, C. Hernandez-Gomez, W. B. Mori, W. Rozmus, M. Tatarakis, A. G. R. Thomas, F. S. Tsung, M. S. Wei and K. Krushelnick, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 245001 (2005) “Electron Acceleration in Cavitated Channels Formed by a Petawatt Laser in low-Density Plasma.”

3. W. B. Mori, F. S. Tsung, C. Huang, M. Zhou, W. Lu, M. Tzoufras,, V. K. Decyk, D. L. Bruhwiler, J. R. Cary, P. Messmer, D. A. Dimitrov, C. Nieter, T. Katsouleas, S. Deng, A. Ghalam, E. Esarey, C. G. R. Geddes, J. H. Cooley and T. M. Antonsen Jr., J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 16, (2005) 184-194 “Advanced accelerator simulation research: miniaturizing accelerators from kilometers to meters.”

2. M. S. Wei, S. P. D. Mangles, Z. Najmudin, B. Walton, A. Gopal, M. Tatarakis, A. E. Dangor, E. L. Clark, R. G. Evans, S. Fritzler, R. J. Clarke, C. Hernandez-Gomez, D. Neely, W. B. Mori, M. Tzoufras and K. Krushelnick, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 155003 (2004) “Ion Acceleration by Collisionless Shocks in High-Intensity-Laser-Underdense-Plasma Interaction.”

1. C. Ren, M. Tzoufras, F. S. Tsung, W. B. Mori, S. Amorini, R. A. Fonseca, L. O. Silva, J. C. Adam and A. Heron, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 185004 (2004) “Global Simulation for Laser-Driven MeV Electrons in Fast Ignition.”

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

C. Huang, W. An, C. Clayton, C. Joshi, W. Lu, K. Marsh, W. B. Mori, M. Tzoufras, T. Katsouleas, I. Blumenfeld, M.J. Hogan, N. Kirby, T. Raubenheimer, A. Seryi, P. Muggli, Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE PAC, Vancouver, BC, Canada, WE6RFP097 (2009) “Simulations of 25 GeV PWFA sections: path towards a PWFA Linear Collider.”

W. Lu, C. Joshi, W. B. Mori, F. S. Tsung, M. Tzoufras, R. A. Fonseca, L. O. Silva, J. Vieira, Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE PAC, Albuquerque, NM, pp. 3050-3052 (2007) “Designing LWFA in the Blowout Regime.”

M. Tzoufras, C. Huang, W. Lu, W. B. Mori, F. S. Tsung, R. A. Fonseca, L. O. Silva, J. Vieira, Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE PAC, Albuquerque, NM, pp. 3061-3064 (2007) “The Physical Picture of Beam Loading in The Blowout Regime.”

Vieira, M. Tzoufras, C. Huang, W. Lu, M. Zhou, F. S. Tsung, V. K. Decyk, W. B. Mori, T. Antonsen, Jr., J. Cooley, and L. O. Silva, AIP Conf. Proc. 877, 235 (2006) “Modeling Laser Wake Field Acceleration with the Quasi-Static PIC Code QuickPIC.”

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

M. Tzoufras and A. R. Bell, Central Laser Facility Annual Report (2010), “A Vlasov-Fokker-Planck code for shock ignition.”

A. R. Bell and M. Tzoufras, Central Laser Facility Annual Report (2010), “Electron transport during shock ignition.”

M. Tzoufras and A. R. Bell, Central Laser Facility Annual Report, p. 139 (2009), “Design of an object-oriented Vlasov-Fokker-Planck code based on the expansion of the distribution function to spherical harmonics.”

M. Tzoufras, Ph.D. thesis, UCLA, June 2008, Advisor: W. B. Mori “Generation of Multi-Giga-Electron-Volt monoenergetic electron beams via laser wakefield acceleration.”

M. Tzoufras, M.S. thesis, UCLA, March 2005, Advisor: W. B. Mori “Space-charge effects on the threshold of Weibel instability.”

M. Tzoufras, Diploma thesis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, July 2001, Advisor: J. Vomvoridis “Analysis of a relativistic gyrotropic electron beam with intense self-fields.”