Imperial College London

George Hicks

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Research Associate



+44 (0)20 7594 7643g.hicks11




733Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Plasma Physics group and the John Adams Institute at Imperial College

Research Interests

Ion Acceleration from High Intensity Laser Plasma Interactions

  • Exploring novel regimes of ion and proton acceleration from high intensity laser plasma interactions, specifically gas targets
  • Experiments at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Numerical Particle-In-Cell simulations of laser plasma interactions



Dover NP, Nishiuchi M, Sakaki H, et al., 2020, Demonstration of repetitive energetic proton generation by ultra-intense laser interaction with a tape target, High Energy Density Physics, Vol:37, ISSN:1574-1818, Pages:100847-100847

Kondo K, Nishiuchi M, Sakaki H, et al., 2020, High-intensity laser-driven oxygen source from CW laser-heated titanium tape targets, Crystals, Vol:10, ISSN:2073-4352, Pages:837-837

Nishiuchi M, Dover NP, Hata M, et al., 2020, Dynamics of laser-driven heavy-ion acceleration clarified by ion charge states, Physical Review Research, Vol:2, ISSN:2643-1564, Pages:033081 – 1-033081 – 13

Passalidis S, Ettlinger OC, Hicks GS, et al., 2020, Hydrodynamic computational modelling and simulations of collisional shock waves in gas jet targets, High Power Laser Science and Engineering, Vol:8, ISSN:2095-4719

Consoli F, De Angelis R, Robinson TS, et al., 2019, Generation of intense quasi-electrostatic fields due to deposition of particles accelerated by petawatt-range laser-matter interactions, Scientific Reports, Vol:9, ISSN:2045-2322

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