Thomas C. Katsouleas

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


High-gradient plasma-wakefield acceleration with two subpicosecond electron bunches
Physical Review Letters (2008)

Hosing instability in the blow-out regime for plasma-wakefield acceleration
Physical Review Letters (2007)

Ionization-induced electron trapping in ultrarelativistic plasma wakes
Physical Review Letters (2007)

Energy doubling of 42 GeV electrons in a metre-scale plasma wakefield accelerator
Nature (2007)

Plasma physics - On the node of a wave
Nature (2006)

Plasma production via field ionization
Physical Review Special Topics-accelerators And Beams (2006)

QUICKPIC: A highly efficient particle-in-cell code for modeling wakefield acceleration in plasmas
Journal Of Computational Physics (2006)

Three-dimensional continuous modeling of beam-electron cloud interaction: Comparison with analytic models and predictions for the present and future circular machines
Physics Of Plasmas (2006)

Plasma accelerators race to 10 GeV and beyond
Physics Of Plasmas (2006)

A nonlinear theory for multidimensional relativistic plasma wave wakefields
Physics Of Plasmas (2006)

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