Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Professor of Plasma Physics



+44 (0)20 7594 7650sn.bland




739aBlackett 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



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

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, ISSN:0093-3813, Pages:1-8

Lavrinovich I, Gusev AI, Bland S, et al., 2022, 2-kV thyristor triggered in impact-ionization wave mode by a solid-state spiral generator, Ieee Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol:50, ISSN:0093-3813, Pages:3443-3451

Maler D, Efimov S, Liverts M, et al., 2022, Peculiarities of planar shockwave interaction with air-water interface and solid target, Physics of Plasmas, Vol:29, ISSN:1070-664X

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