Imperial College London

Prof. Jeremy Chittenden

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Professor of Plasma Physics



+44 (0)20 7594 7654j.chittenden Website




744Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus




Research Interests

3D simulation of a nested wire array

  • The physics of dense plasmas;
  • Inertial Confinement Fusion;
  • Z-pinches (and especially wire array Z-pinches);
  • 3D computational magneto-hydrodynamics;
  • laboratory astrophysics;
  • kinetic models of plasmas;
  • innovative thermonuclear fusion concepts;
  • pulsed power generators.



Invited Lectures and Presentations

May 2013, Invited talk at the Direct Drive and Fast Ignition Workshop – Rome, Italy.

September 2011, Invited talk at the IFSA conference in Bordeaux, France.

March 2011, Invited lecture at RHEDP International Workshop, Reno, Nevada,

February 2011, Invited talk at 23rd UK Fusion Theory Meeting, Culham Laboratories, UK.

October 2010, Invited lecture at ICTP-IAEA Workshop on Dense Magnetized Plasma, Trieste, Italy.

March 2010, Invited talk at IoP conference in Ambleside, UK

June 2009, Invited talk at ICOPS conference in San Diego, USA

August 2008, Invited talk at the DZP conference in Alexandria, USA.

September 2007, Invited talk at the IFSA conference in Kobe, Japan.

July 2006, Invited talk at the BEAMS conference in Oxford.

June 2005, Invited lectures at the IEEE-ICOPS mini-conference on the Physics of Z-Pinches, Monterey.

June 2004, Invited talk at the EPS-Plasma Physics Meeting in London.

March 2002, Invited talk at the APS-Spring Meeting in Indianapolis.

January 2002, Invited presentation to the Merton Scientific Society.

October 2000, Invited talk at the APS-DPP meeting in Quebec City.

June 2000, Exhibit co-ordinator at the New Frontiers in Science exhibition at The Royal Society

March 2000, Presentation to the general public on work as a William Penney Fellow at AWE.

June 1999, Invited lecture at the IEEE Computational Methods in Plasma Physics mini-conference in Monterey.


Other Significant Activities

Chairman and organiser of the 6th International Conference on Dense Z-pinches, Oxford 2005, and editor of the Conference Proceedings.

Hosted 4 international workshops on Wire Array Z-pinches (1999, 2001 & 2003) and Z-pinch Ignition (1996)





Naval Research Laboratory

Cornell University

Sandia National Laboratory

Observatoire de Paris

University California at San Diego

Centre d'Etudes de Gramat