Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Professor of Plasma Physics



+44 (0)20 7594 7650sn.bland




746Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Research Interests

  • Fusion energy and extreme states of matter
  • 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



Maler D, Belozerov O, Godinger A, et al., 2024, Multi frame radiography of supersonic water jets interacting with a foil target, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol:135, ISSN:0021-8979

Gusev AI, Lavrinovich I, Bland S, et al., 2023, New SOS diode pumping circuit based on an all-solid-state spiral generator for high-voltage nanosecond applications, Ieee Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol:51, ISSN:0093-3813, Pages:2858-2856

Bailie D, White S, Irwin R, et al., 2023, K-Edge Structure in Shock-Compressed Chlorinated Parylene, Atoms, Vol:11

Datta R, Angel J, Greenly JB, et al., 2023, Plasma flows during the ablation stage of an over-massed pulsed-power-driven exploding planar wire array, Physics of Plasmas, Vol:30, ISSN:1070-664X

Strucka J, Lukic B, Koerner M, et al., 2023, Synchrotron radiography of Richtmyer–Meshkov instability driven by exploding wire arrays, Physics of Fluids, Vol:35, ISSN:1070-6631, Pages:1-11

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