Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Senior Lecturer



+44 (0)20 7594 7650sn.bland




739aBlackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Research Interests

  • Wire Array Z-pinches
  • Compact Hohlraums
  • Laboratory Astrophysics
  • Dense plasma jets for driving HEDP experiments
  • Radiative shock waves
  • Isentropic compression

Invited Lectures and Presentations

Presentations at:

  • Royal Society Summer Exhibition
  • British Festival of Science

Invited talks at:

  • Dense Z-Pinch Conferece 2005
  • American Physical Society, Division of Plasma Physics Meeting 2006
  • Institute of Physics, Plasma Physics Meeting 2008
  • International Conference of High Energy Density Physics 2009



Hare JD, MacDonald J, Bland S, et al., 2019, Two-colour interferometry and Thomson scattering measurements of a plasma gun, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Vol:61, ISSN:0741-3335

Yanuka D, Rososhek A, Theocharous S, et al., 2019, X-ray radiography of the overheating instability in underwater electrical explosions of wires, Physics of Plasmas, Vol:26, ISSN:1070-664X

Yanuka D, Theocharous S, Efimov S, et al., 2019, Synchrotron based X-ray radiography of convergent shock waves driven by underwater electrical explosion of a cylindrical wire array, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol:125, ISSN:0021-8979

Theocharous SP, Bland SN, Yanuka D, et al., 2019, Use of synchrotron-based radiography to diagnose pulsed power driven wire explosion experiments, Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol:90, ISSN:0034-6748

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