Thomas C. Katsouleas

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (primary) and Professor of Physics, Dean of Engineering


Nonlinear theory for relativistic plasma wakefields in the blowout regime
Physical Review Letters (2006)

Hose instability and wake generation by an intense electron beam in a self-ionized gas
Physical Review Letters (2006)

Plasma-based advanced accelerators at the Brookhaven Accelerator Test Facility
Laser Physics (2006)

Particle accelerators light up
Physics World (2005)

Multi-GeV energy gain in a plasma-wakefield accelerator
Physical Review Letters (2005)

Limits of linear plasma wakefield theory for electron or positron beams
Physics Of Plasmas (2005)

Progress on plasma accelerators: from the energy frontier to tabletops
Plasma Physics And Controlled Fusion (2004)

In remembrance of John Dawson - (1930-2001)
Computer Physics Communications (2004)

Possibility of a multibunch plasma afterburner for linear colliders
Physical Review Special Topics-accelerators And Beams (2004)

Accelerator physics - Electrons hang ten on laser wake
Nature (2004)

Tom Katsouleas is a specialist in the use of plasmas as novel particle accelerators and light sources. His work has been featured on the covers of Physical Review Letters, Scientific American, the CERN Courier and Nature. He has authored or co-authored over 200 publications and given more than 50 major invited talks.

PhD Physics - University of California, Los Angeles
B.S. Physics - University of California, Los Angeles
2015 National Academy of Engineering Advisory Committee on Grand Challenges for the 21st Century, Co-Chair
2011 IEEE Plasma Science Achievement Award, 2011
2005 Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
1999 HKN Electrical Engineering Society Outstanding Faculty Member, University of Southern California
1995 Mortar Board Faculty of the Month, University of Southern California
1991 Outstanding Teaching Award, University of California, Los Angelea Physics Department
1888 Fellow, American Physical Society