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Stuart Morris

Position: Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Supervisor: Tony Arber

Research Interests

My main research activity involves developing and running plasma physics simulations using the particle-in-cell code EPOCH. During my PhD, I focused on simulating the radiation produced in high intensity (>1020 Wcm-2) laser-solid interactions, which led me to write a new bremsstrahlung module for the EPOCH code. I also have an interest in QED plasma physics, and have experience using Geant4 for high energy physics.

My current role at Warwick involves further EPOCH development, and also simulations of laser-plasma interactions in ICF relevant systems.

Previous positions

  • University of York (2017-2021): PhD, thesis: "High energy X-ray production in laser-solid interactions"
  • University of Manchester (2013-2017): MPhys, project: "3D dosimetry of proton therapy using liquid scintillator detectors"


  • Morris, S., Robinson, A., & Ridgers, C. (2021). Highly efficient conversion of laser energy to hard x-rays in high-intensity laser–solid simulations. Physics of Plasmas, 28(10), 103304.
  • Trines, R. M., Robinson, A. P., Wilkinson, J. R., Kirk, J. N., Hills, D. S., Deas, R. M., Morris, S., Goffrey, T., Bennett, K., & Arber, T. D. (2021). Laser-assisted propagation of a relativistic electron bunch in air. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 63, 084009.
  • Chintalwad, S., Krishnamurthy, S., Ramakrishna, B., Morris, S., & Ridgers, C. (2020). Investigation of QED Effects With Varying Z in Thin Foil Targets. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 49(2), 573-577.

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Email: stuart dot morris at warwick dot ac dot uk

Office: PS125, Physical Sciences

Work address:

Department of Physics,

University of Warwick,