Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Reader in 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



Halliday JWD, Crilly A, Chittenden J, et al., 2022, Investigating radiatively driven, magnetized plasmas with a university scale pulsed-power generator, Physics of Plasmas, Vol:29, ISSN:1070-664X, Pages:1-13

Strucka J, Halliday JWD, Gheorghiu T, et al., 2022, A portable X-pinch design for x-ray diagnostics of warm dense matter, Matter and Radiation at Extremes, Vol:7, ISSN:2468-080X, Pages:1-11

Halliday JWD, Bland SN, Hare JD, et al., 2021, A time-resolved imaging system for the diagnosis of x-ray self-emission in high energy density physics experiments, Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol:92, ISSN:0034-6748, Pages:123507-123507

Tilikin IN, Shelkovenko TA, Pikuz SA, et al., 2021, Multiframe point-projection radiography imaging based on hybrid X-pinch, Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol:92, ISSN:0034-6748, Pages:1-5

Yan J, Parker S, Bland S, 2021, An Investigation Into High-Voltage Spiral Generators Utilizing Thyristor Input Switches, Ieee Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol:36, ISSN:0885-8993, Pages:10005-10019

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