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Dale Welch


Leader of Computational Physics Division at Voss Scientific

Dale Welch

Dr. Welch joined the Computational Physics Group at Voss Scientific in 2005, where he serves as Computational Physics Division leader as well as principal investigator for multiple programs serving National Laboratories and Universities.  The group is involved with laser interaction with matter, fusion plasmas, charged-particle beam propagation in partially ionized gases, high-power particle beam accelerators and numerical analysis including the development of cutting-edge plasma simulation tools.  His personal work has been the investigation of beam transport in plasmas and gas, laser plasma interaction and beam acceleration and plasma modeling in pulsed-power machines and fusion implosions. Dr. Welch is leading development of the CHICAGO hybrid particle-in-cell code. 


LaserNetUS Affiliations:

  • Commitee Member


Featured Publications:

1. D. R. Welch, D.V. Rose, D. V. Novikov, M. E. Weller, A. A. Esaulov, and G. H. Miley, Dynamics of the super pinch electron beam and fusion energy perspective, Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams 24, 120401 (2021).

2. D. R. Welch, N. Bennett, T. C. Genoni, C. Thoma, and D.V. Rose, Fast hybrid particle-in-cell technique for pulsed-power accelerators, Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams 23, 110401 (2020).

3. D. R. Welch, N. Bennett, T. C. Genoni, D.V. Rose, C. Thoma, C. Miller, and W. A. Stygar, Electrode contaminant plasma effects in 107-A Z pinch accelerators, Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams 22, 070401 (2019).

4. D. R. Welch, T. C. Genoni, C. Thoma, N. Bruner, D.V. Rose, and S. C. Hsu, Simulations of magnetic field generation in unmagnetized plasmas via beat-wave current drive, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 225002 (2012).

  • Simulations Committee