Thomas Katsouleas

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Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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.

Appointments and Affiliations
  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor of Physics
  • Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering
Contact Information:
  • Office Location: Room 305 Teer, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-5389
  • Email Address: tom.katsouleas@duke.edu
Education:

  • Ph.D. University of California at Los Angeles, 1984
  • B.S. University of California at Los Angeles, 1979

Research Interests:

Katsouleas is a specialist in the use of plasmas as novel particle accelerators and light sources.

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:

  • Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2005
  • HKN Electrical Engineering Society Outstanding Faculty Member, University of Southern California, 1999
  • Mortar Board Faculty of the Month, University of Southern California, 1995
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, University of California, Los Angelea Physics Department, 1991
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, University of California, Los Angelea Physics Department, 1990
  • IBM Project Advance Recognition Award (for development of teaching software), IBM
  • Fellow, American Physical Society

Courses Taught:
  • ECE 110L9: Fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering - Lab
  • ECE 110L: Fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • PHYSICS 151L9D: Introductory Mechanics (Discussion Component)

Representative Publications: (More Publications)
    • E. Kallos and T. Katsouleas and W. D. Kimura and K. Kusche and P. Muggli and I. Pavlishin and I. Pogorelsky and D. Stolyarov and V. Yakimenko, High-gradient plasma-wakefield acceleration with two subpicosecond electron bunches, Physical Review Letters, vol 1 no. 7 (2008).
    • C. Huang and W. Lu and M. Zhou and C. E. Clayton and C. Joshi and W. B. Mori and P. Muggli and S. Deng and E. Oz and T. Katsouleas and M. J. Hogan and I. Blumenfeld and F. J. Decker and R. Ischebeck and R. H. Iverson and N. A. Kirby and D. Walz, Hosing instability in the blow-out regime for plasma-wakefield acceleration, Physical Review Letters, vol 99 no. 25 (2007).
    • I. Blumenfeld and C. E. Clayton and F. J. Decker and M. J. Hogan and C. K. Huang and R. Ischebeck and R. Iverson and C. Joshi and T. Katsouleas and N. Kirby and W. Lu and K. A. Marsh and W. B. Mori and P. Muggli and E. Oz and R. H. Siemann and D. Walz and M. M. Zhou, Energy doubling of 42 GeV electrons in a metre-scale plasma wakefield accelerator, Nature, vol 445 no. 7129 (2007), pp. 741 -- 744.
    • E. Oz and S. Deng and T. Katsouleas and P. Muggli and C. D. Barnes and I. Blumenfeld and F. J. Decker and P. Emma and M. J. Hogan and R. Ischebeck and R. H. Iverson and N. Kirby and P. Krejcik and C. O'connell and R. H. Siemann and D. Walz and D. Auerbach and C. E. Clayton and C. Huang and D. K. Johnson and C. Joshi and W. Lu and K. A. Marsh and W. B. Mori and M. Zhou, Ionization-induced electron trapping in ultrarelativistic plasma wakes, Physical Review Letters, vol 98 no. 8 (2007).
    • T. Katsouleas, Plasma physics - On the node of a wave, Nature, vol 444 no. 7120 (2006), pp. 688 -- 689.