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Personal Statement

The continuous development of ultrashort pulsed high power lasers over the last 25 years has carved out new scientific frontiers, such as advanced table-top accelerators of charged particles, advanced laser fusion concepts, laboratory astrophysics, high field QED physics, and so on. In addition to academic interest, some of them are closely relevant to medical and industrial applications.  For almost 25 years, I have worked on the fundamental physics of relativistic laser-plasma interactions and their applications in advanced particle accelerators and novel radiation sources, inertial confined fusion, high energy density physics, and laboratory astrophysics by theory and numerical simulations, etc.  I have led a theory group and trained over 20 PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in the last 15 years, and established wide collaboration with groups from China, Japan, India, Germany, UK, and USA. I have coauthored over 200 peer-reviewed papers with H-index 44 (in google scholars: http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=GBjZ0pYAAAAJ). 

 

Research Interests

Relativistic laser-plasma interaction, laser-driven particle acceleration, novel radiation from terahertz to X and gamma-ray radiations, laser-driven high energy density physics (including laboratory astrophysics).

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Physics of laser plasma interactions
  • Laser plasma based particle acceleration and radiation
  • Physics of inertial confined fusion
  • Theory and numerical simulation

Teaching Interests

I am involved in teaching the course of "Laser driven plasma acceleration" both in the department of physics and SUPA and the 3rd year lab teaching.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics

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Projects 2013 2022

DTP 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Boulton, Lewis

Hidding, B., Sheng, Z. & Boulton, L.

EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)

1/10/181/04/22

Project: Research Studentship - Internally AllocatedResearch Studentship (Internally Allocated)

DTP 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Nutter, Alastair

Hidding, B., Sheng, Z. & Nutter, A.

EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)

1/10/181/04/22

Project: Research Studentship - Internally AllocatedResearch Studentship (Internally Allocated)

Research Output 2008 2018

A flexible, on-line magnetic spectrometer for ultra-intense laser produced fast electron measurement

Ge, X., Yuan, X., Yang, S., Deng, Y., Wei, W., Fang, Y., Gao, J., Liu, F., Chen, M., Zhao, L., Ma, Y., Sheng, Z. & Zhang, J., 11 Apr 2018, In : Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 887, p. 54-58 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Spectrometers
spectrometers
Electrons
Lasers
Plasma interactions
3 Citations

Attosecond electron bunches from a nanofiber driven by Laguerre-Gaussian laser pulses

Hu, L-X., Yu, T-P., Sheng, Z-M., Vieira, J., Zou, D-B., Yin, Y., McKenna, P. & Shao, F-Q., 8 May 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 9 p., 7282

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
pulses
lasers
laser plasma interactions
electrons
radiation sources

Thesis

Generation, acceleration and measurement of attosecond electron beams from laser-plasma accelerators

Author: Weikum, M. K., 1 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Sheng, Z. (Supervisor) & Jaroszynski, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Prizes

Fellow of American Physical Society

Zheng-Ming Sheng (Recipient), Oct 2013

Prize: Election to learned society

plasma physics
division

Fellow of Institute of Physics

Zheng-Ming Sheng (Recipient), Oct 2015

Prize: Election to learned society

Activities 2010 2016

  • 11 Journal peer review
  • 2 Editorial board member

Nature Communications (Journal)

Sheng, Z. (Peer reviewer)
2016 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workJournal peer review

Scientific Reports (Journal)

Sheng, Z. (Peer reviewer)
2016 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workJournal peer review