International Research

Research Projects


  • Control systems for laser-plasma facilities, especially with closed loop operations and machine learning in-the-loop. Collaborators at LLNL, LBL, UMichigan, Ohio State, AFIT, Colorado State University, and more
  • Machine learning and statistical approaches to managing large scientific datasets. Collaborators at CSUCI, Ohio State, AFIT, LLNL, and more
  • High-acquisition-rate data pipelines for laser-plasma facilities. Collaborators at Ohio State, AFIT, and more
  • High-repetition-rate scientific instruments with embedded processing. Collaborators at LLNL, Ohio State, AFIT, LLNL, and more


  • Particle-in-Cell simulations of laser-based proton acceleration schemes. Collaborators at Marietta College in Ohio, Ohio State, LBL (WarpX)
  • Modeling electrochemical corrosion using mathematics. Collaborator: Collaborator Dr. Cynthia Flores, Department of Mathematics, CSUCI
  • Molecular Dynamics for chemical candidates in pancreatic cancer treatment. Collaborator: Dr. Ahmed Awad, Department of Chemistry, CSUCI


  • High-fluence electron acceleration from high-intensity lasers. Collaborators at Ohio State, AFIT
  • Magnetohydrodynamic intial conditions of laser-based experiments in Biermann Battery. Collaborators at UCLA, University of Rochester.
  • Reconstructing electromagnetic field maps from multi-energy proton radiography (RCF or CR-39 approaches). Collaborators at University of Chicago, University of Rochester.
  • Supercomputer modeling of sand erosion along the coastline of Ventura County and Santa Barbara County. Collaborator: Dr. Kiki Patsch, Environmental Sciences and Resource Management, CSUCI

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Control systems and data management for high-power laser facilities

High Power Laser Science and Engineering
2023 | Journal article
DOI: 10.1017/hpl.2023.49
Contributors: Scott Feister; Kevin Cassou; Stephen Dann; Andreas Döpp; Philippe Gauron; Anthony J. Gonsalves; Archis Joglekar; Victoria Marshall; Olivier Neveu; Hans-Peter Schlenvoigt et al.

A flexible proton beam imaging energy spectrometer (PROBIES) for high repetition rate or single-shot high energy density (HED) experiments (invited)

Review of Scientific Instruments
2023-02-01 | Journal article
DOI: 10.1063/5.0101845
Part of ISSN: 0034-6748
Part of ISSN: 1089-7623
Contributors: Derek Mariscal; Blagoje Djordjevic; Rushil Anirudh; Peer-Timo Bremer; P. C. Campbell; S. Feister; Eric Folsom; Elizabeth Grace; Reed Hollinger; S. A. Jacobs et al.

HPC Workforce Development of Undergraduates Outside the R1

The Journal of Computational Science Education
2022-12 | Journal article
DOI: 10.22369/issn.2153-4136/13/2/2
Part of ISSN: 2153-4136
Contributors: Scott Feister; Elizabeth Blackwood

Preface to special topic: The High Repetition Rate Frontier in High-Energy-Density Physics

Physics of Plasmas
2022-11 | Journal article
DOI: 10.1063/5.0130801
Contributors: P. V. Heuer; S. Feister; D. B. Schaeffer; H. G. Rinderknecht

Strong suppression of heat conduction in a laboratory replica of galaxy-cluster turbulent plasmas

Science Advances
2022-03-11 | Journal article
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abj6799
Contributors: Jena Meinecke; Petros Tzeferacos; James S. Ross; Archie F. A. Bott; Scott Feister; Hye-Sook Park; Anthony R. Bell; Roger Blandford; Richard L. Berger; Robert Bingham et al.

Background pressure effects on MeV protons accelerated via relativistically intense laser-plasma interactions

Scientific Reports
2020-10-26 | Journal article
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-75061-1
Part of ISSN: 2045-2322
Contributors: Joseph Snyder; John Morrison; Scott Feister; Kyle Frische; Kevin George; Manh Le; Christopher Orban; Gregory Ngirmang; Enam Chowdhury; William Roquemore

High-repetition-rate ( kHz) targets and optics from liquid microjets for high-intensity laser--plasma interactions

High Power Laser Science and Engineering
2019 | Journal article
DOI: 10.1017/hpl.2019.35
Contributors: K. M. George; J. T. Morrison; S. Feister; G. K. Ngirmang; J. R. Smith; A. J. Klim; J. Snyder; D. Austin; W. Erbsen; K. D. Frische et al.

MeV proton acceleration at kHz repetition rate from ultra-intense laser liquid interaction

New Journal of Physics
2018-02-08 | Journal article
DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/aaa8d1

Part of ISSN: 1367-2630
Contributors: John T Morrison; Scott Feister; Kyle Frische; Drake R Austin; Gregory K Ngirmang; Neil R Murphy; Chris Orban; Enam A Chowdhury; W M Roquemore

Particle-in-cell simulations of electron acceleration from relativistic interaction of mid-infrared laser interactions with near solid density matter

Physics of Plasmas
2017-10 | Journal article
DOI: 10.1063/1.4995669
Contributors: Gregory K. Ngirmang; Chris Orban; Scott Feister; John T. Morrison; Enam A. Chowdhury; W. M. Roquemore

Relativistic electron acceleration by mJ-class kHz lasers normally incident on liquid targets

Optics Express
2017-08-07 | Journal article
DOI: 10.1364/oe.25.018736

Part of ISSN: 1094-4087
Contributors: Scott Feister; Drake R. Austin; John T. Morrison; Kyle D. Frische; Chris Orban; Gregory Ngirmang; Abraham Handler; Joseph R. H. Smith; Mark Schillaci; Jay A. LaVerne et al.

Experimental capabilities of 0.4 PW, 1 shot/min Scarlet laser facility for high energy density science

Appl. Opt.
2016-06-07 | Journal article
DOI: 10.1364/ao.55.004713
Contributors: P. L. Poole; C. Willis; R. L. Daskalova; K. M. George; S. Feister; S. Jiang; J. Snyder; J. Marketon; D. W. Schumacher; K. U. Akli et al.

Three dimensional particle-in-cell simulations of electron beams created via reflection of intense laser light from a water target

Phys. Plasmas
2016-04 | Journal article
DOI: 10.1063/1.4945739
Contributors: Gregory K. Ngirmang; Chris Orban; Scott Feister; John T. Morrison; Kyle D. Frische; Enam A. Chowdhury; W. M. Roquemore

Backward-propagating MeV electrons from 1018 W/cm2 laser interactions with water

Physics of Plasmas
2015-04 | Journal article
DOI: 10.1063/1.4916493
Contributors: J. T. Morrison; E. A. Chowdhury; K. D. Frische; S. Feister; V. M. Ovchinnikov; J. A. Nees; C. Orban; R. R. Freeman; W. M. Roquemore

Backward-propagating MeV electrons in ultra-intense laser interactions: Standing wave acceleration and coupling to the reflected laser pulse

Phys. Plasmas
2015-02 | Journal article
DOI: 10.1063/1.4913225
Contributors: Chris Orban; John T. Morrison; Enam A. Chowdhury; John A. Nees; Kyle Frische; Scott Feister; W. M. Roquemore

A novel femtosecond-gated, high-resolution, frequency-shifted shearing interferometry technique for probing pre-plasma expansion in ultra-intense laser experiments

Rev. Sci. Instrum.
2014-11 | Journal article
DOI: 10.1063/1.4886955
Contributors: S. Feister; J. A. Nees; J. T. Morrison; K. D. Frische; C. Orban; E. A. Chowdhury; W. M. Roquemore

Liquid crystal films as on-demand, variable thickness (50--5000 nm) targets for intense lasers

Phys. Plasmas
2014-06 | Journal article
DOI: 10.1063/1.4885100
Contributors: P. L. Poole; C. D. Andereck; D. W. Schumacher; R. L. Daskalova; S. Feister; K. M. George; C. Willis; K. U. Akli; E. A. Chowdhury