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Plenary speakers


Laurent Pecastaing

University of Pau – SIAME laboratory

Laurent Pecastaing  received the M.Sc and Ph.D. degrees from the Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour (UPPA), France, in 1998 and 2001, respectively. He worked as Associate Professor from 2002 to 2016 and is currently a Professor of Pulsed Power at UPPA. He is Director of SIAME laboratory (102 members, including 29 people in the field of pulsed power). He is also Director of a joint research laboratory (SAGE) operated since 2017 by the CEA (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission) and the UPPA. His current research interests include compact and repetitive pulsed power systems, high power microwave sources and high voltage electrical discharges in liquids and gases. 

He will be presenting on: Recent pulsed power-based systems developed at the University of Pau.

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Bryan Oliver

Sandia National Laboratories

Dr. Bryan V. Oliver is the Director of the Radiation and Electrical Sciences Center at Sandia National Laboratories. His areas of expertise are in theory and simulation of intense particle beams, X-ray sources, radiation effects and intense Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP).  He leads the Sandia effort to study the effects of electro-magnetic and radiation environments on materials and electronics.  He received the B.S. degree in physics from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) in 1988 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degree in theoretical plasma physics from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 1991 and 1994, respectively. 

He will be presenting on: High Power Particle Beams for Radiation Effects Scienc.

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Jianjun Deng

Institute of Fluid Physics, CAEP

Deng Jianjun is Professor at the Institute of Fluid Physics, China Academy of Engineering Physics (CAEP). He received his Bachelor degree from Beijing Institute of Technology, his Master degree from CAEP and his doctorate from Tsinghua University respectively. His main researches are in pulsed power technology and high power accelerators.

He will be presenting on: A 50MA super-high-power pulsed facility for Z-pinch.


Markus Schneider

French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis (ISL)

Markus Schneider received the Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Jena, Jena, Germany, in 1998. Since 1999, he has been with the French–German Research Institute of Saint Louis (ISL), Saint Louis, France, where he was a Project Manager in a multi- disciplinary effort on plasma physics in conventional combustion-driven accelerators and electromagnetic rail guns from 2004 to 2009. Since 2007, he has been the Head of the Electromagnetic Acceleration Group at ISL and since 2015 he has been the Deputy Head of the Division Laser and Electromagnetic Technologies.


He will be presenting on: Railgun technology at ISL: state of the art and evolutional moments.

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