Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Chair in Plasma Physics



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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 two high-power laser facilities in the UK: the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory’s Central Laser Facility where he became the Associate Director for Physics and at AWE Aldermaston where he was the Head of Plasma 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.


Sherlock M, Rozmus W, Hill EG, et al., 2016, Comment on "In-depth Plasma-Wave Heating of Dense Plasma Irradiated by Short Laser Pulses" Reply, Physical Review Letters, Vol:116, ISSN:0031-9007

Pike OJ, Rose SJ, 2016, Transport coefficients of a relativistic plasma, Physical Review E, Vol:93, ISSN:1539-3755

Turrell AE, Sherlock M, Rose SJ, 2015, Ultrafast collisional ion heating by electrostatic shocks, Nature Communications, Vol:6, ISSN:2041-1723

Turrell AE, Sherlock M, Rose SJ, 2015, Self-consistent inclusion of classical large-angle Coulomb collisions in plasma Monte Carlo simulations, Journal of Computational Physics, Vol:299, ISSN:0021-9991, Pages:144-155

Keenan FP, Doyle JG, Madjarska MS, et al., 2014, INTENSITY ENHANCEMENT OF O VI ULTRAVIOLET EMISSION LINES IN SOLAR SPECTRA DUE TO OPACITY, Astrophysical Journal Letters, Vol:784, ISSN:2041-8205

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