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Mingsheng Wei

Mingsheng Wei


Sr. Scientist, Manager for the National Laser Users’ Facility (NLUF) at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester

Dr. Mingsheng Wei is a Senior Scientist and Manager of the National Laser Users’ Facility (NLUF) at the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics (UR/LLE), where she manages the NNSA-supported NLUF and Laboratory Basic Science (LBS) programs which provide general user access to the Omega Laser Facility for basic research through a call for proposal and peer-review process. She also serves as Principal Investigator for the LaserNetUS program at UR/LLE. Dr. Wei earned her PhD in Laser Plasma Physics from the Imperial College, University of London in 2005 and her M.Sc. in Plasma Physics from the Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Science in 1996. She has conducted many experiments using high-power lasers at various facilities around the world for the study of laser plasma interaction physics, laser ion acceleration, intense particle (electron and proton) beam generation and transport pertinent to potentially high-gain fusion schemes such as fast ignition and shock ignition. She has authored and co-authored more than 120 refereed journal publications. Dr. Wei was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (Division of Plasma Physics) in 2018.  


LaserNetUS Affiliations:

  • LaserNetUS Vice Chair (since 2022)
  • LaserNetUS Facility POC for OMEGA EP (since 2019)


Featured Publications:

1.    Pump-Depletion Dynamics and Saturation of Stimulated Brillouin Scattering in Shock Ignition Relevant Experiments, S. Zhang, J. Li, …, M.S. Wei, Phys. Rev. E 103, 063208 (2021).

2.    Focussing Protons from a Kilojoule Laser for Intense Beam Heating using Proximal Target Structures, C. McGuffey, J. Kim, M.S. Wei, et al., Sci Rep 10, 9415 (2020).

3.    Visualizing fast electron energy transport into laser-compressed high-density fast ignition targets, L.C. Jarrott, M.S. Wei, et al., Nat. Phys., 12, 499-504 (2016).

4.    Laser Propagation measurements in long-scalelength underdense plasmas relevant to magnetized liner inertial fusion, A.J. Harvey-Thompson, A.B. Sefkow, M.S. Wei, et al., Phys. Rev. E 94 051201(R) (2016).

5.    Effect of Target Material on Fast-Electron Transport and Resistive Collimation, S. Chawla, M.S. Wei, et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 025001 (2013).

6.    Ion acceleration by collisionless shocks in high-intensity-laser-underdense-plasma interaction, M.S. Wei, et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 155003 (2004).

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