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.



Beesley JJ, Rose SJ, 2019, Free electron relativistic correction factors to collisional excitation and ionisation rates in a plasma, High Energy Density Physics, Vol:33, ISSN:1574-1818

Hatfield P, Rose S, Scott R, et al., 2019, Using sparse Gaussian processes for predicting robust inertial confinement fusion implosion yields, Ieee Transactions on Plasma Science, ISSN:0093-3813

Weller ME, Beiersdorfer P, Lockard TE, et al., 2019, Observation of He-like satellite lines of the H-like potassium K XIX emission, Astrophysical Journal, Vol:881, ISSN:0004-637X

Perez-Callejo G, Jarrott LC, Liedahl DA, et al., 2019, Laboratory measurements of geometrical effects in the x-ray emission of optically thick lines for ICF diagnostics, Physics of Plasmas, Vol:26, ISSN:1070-664X


Nilsen J, Burridge D, Hobbs LMR, et al., 2019, Enhanced fluorescence from x-ray line coincidence pumping of K-pumped Cl and Mg-pumped Ge plasmas, X-Ray Lasers and Coherent X-Ray Sources: Development and Applications XIII, SPIE, Pages:1111105-1-1111105-6

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