Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Chair in Plasma Physics



+44 (0)20 7594 7635s.rose Website




746Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Professor Rose joined the College as the Head of the Plasma Physics Group in December 2006, a position he held until October 2012. He has worked in plasma physics for all of his career, with a particular emphasis on plasmas produced using high-power lasers. He has spent much of that time working at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory’s Central Laser Facility where he became the Associate Director for Physics. 

In 2008 he was the first Director of the Institute of Shock Physics at Imperial College, a position he held until 2011. In 2009 he was appointed the co-Director of the Centre for Inertial Fusion Studies and from October 2011 to December 2014 he was the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

In 2015 Professor Rose was also appointed as a Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Oxford.

In 2016 Professor Rose was appointed the first chair of the Institute for Research in Schools, a charitable trust that promotes authentic research in secondary schools.



Perez-Callejo G, Liedahl DA, Schneider MB, et al., 2019, The use of geometric effects in diagnosing ion density in ICF-related dot spectroscopy experiments, High Energy Density Physics, Vol:30, ISSN:1574-1818, Pages:45-51

Wood JC, Chapman DJ, Poder K, et al., 2018, Ultrafast Imaging of Laser Driven Shock Waves using Betatron X-rays from a Laser Wakefield Accelerator, Scientific Reports, Vol:8, ISSN:2045-2322

White S, Irwin R, Warwick JR, et al., 2018, Production of photoionized plasmas in the laboratory with x-ray line radiation, Physical Review E, Vol:97, ISSN:2470-0045

Santos JJ, Bailly-Grandvaux M, Ehret M, et al., 2018, Laser-driven strong magnetostatic fields with applications to charged beam transport and magnetized high energy-density physics, Physics of Plasmas, Vol:25, ISSN:1070-664X

Hill EG, Perez-Callejo G, Rose SJ, 2018, ALICE: A non-LTE plasma atomic physics, kinetics and lineshape package, High Energy Density Physics, Vol:26, ISSN:1574-1818, Pages:56-67

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