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About Serge Youri Kalmykov

Dr. Kalmykov is employed by Leidos, Inc. as Physicist (Laser Plasma Interaction Theorist), to carry out research for Ultrashort Pulse Laser programs at Air Force Research Laboratory, KAFB, New Mexico. He holds an M.Sc. degree in Applied Mathematics and Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (1995), and Ph.D. in Plasma Physics from Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences (2001). From 2001-2006, he held postdoctoral positions in Ecole Polytechnique (Palaiseau, France), Max-Planck Institut fuer Quantenoptik (Garching, Germany), Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, IL), and Institute for Fusion Science (IFS) at The University of Texas at Austin. From 2006-2010 he was employed by IFS as a Research Associate. Since 2010, he had been with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, as an Associate Research Professor (2010-16) and Adjunct Professor of Physics (2017 - present). Research interests of Dr. Kalmykov lay in the area of plasma theory, high-field laser science, advanced accelerator concepts, relativistic nonlinear optics, and plasma-based radiation sources. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and OSA. He have authored and co-authored 46 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and regularly consult experimental groups in plasma simulation and theory. He has extensive experience in teaching advanced graduate classes on physics of laser-plasma interactions.

Positions

2017 - Present Adjunct Faculty Member, University of Nebraska - Lincoln ‐ Department of Physics and Astronomy
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2017 - Present Physicist, Leidos Inc ‐ Advanced Solutions Group, DEOST
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2013 - Present Assistant Research Professor, University of Nebraska - Lincoln ‐ Department of Physics and Astronomy
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2010 - 2013 Senior Research Associate, University of Nebraska - Lincoln ‐ Department of Physics and Astronomy
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2006 - 2010 Research Associate, University of Texas at Austin ‐ Institute for Fusion Studies
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2004 - 2006 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin ‐ Institute for Fusion Studies
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Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

Laser-plasma interaction, Plasma-based particle acceleration, Plasma-based radiation sources, Nonlinear optics of plasmas, Plasma simulation, and Non-classical states of light

Grants

2015 - 2018 High Fidelity Modeling of Laser-Plasma Accelerators
NSF - PHY-1535678
Role: Co-PI
Colleague(s): Bradley A. Shadwick (PI)
$450.000
2012 - 2015 Theory and Modeling of Petawatt Laser Pulse Propagation in Low Density Plasmas
US DoE - DE-SC0008382
Role: Co-PI
Colleague(s): Bradley A. Shadwick (PI)
$419,999
2011 - 2015 Multi-Physics Modeling of Intense, Short-Pulse Laser-Plasma Interactions
NSF - PHY-1104683
Role: Co-PI
Colleague(s): Bradley A. Shadwick (PI)
$342,000
2011 - 2014 Propagation and interactions of ultrahigh power light: Relativistic nonlinear optics
US DoD AFOSR - FA9550-11-1-0157
Role: Key Researcher
Colleague(s): Donald Umstadter (PI), Sudeep Banerjee, Bradley A. Shadwick
$1,599,891
2011 - 2012 Design and Modeling of Tabletop X-Ray Sources
DoE SBIR - 7260-001UNL
Role: Key Researcher
Colleague(s): Donald Umstadter (PI), Benjamin Cowan, Bradley Shadwick
$30,000
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2015 - Present Editorial Board Member, Scientific Reports
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Honors and Awards

  • OSA Senior Member (2014)
  • Senior Member of IEEE (2013)
  • Outstanding Referee for the journals of the American Physical Society (2011)
  • Graduate student stipend of International Soros Scientific Educational Program – Open Society Institute (1996, 1998)
  • Student stipend of International Soros Scientific Educational Program – Open Society Institute (1995)
  • Diploma of engineer-physicist (M.Sc.) summa cum laude, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology - State University (1995)

Courses

  • Special Topics PHYS998 "Collective Phenomena in Laser Plasmas II: Parametric Interaction of High-Power Laser Beams with Plasmas" (Spring 2014)
  • Special Topics PHYS998 Sec. 002 "Collective Phenomena in Laser Plasmas" (Fall 2013)

Education

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July 1995 - December 2002 PhD, Joint Institute for High Temperatures of Russian Academy of Sciences ‐ Institute for High Energy Densities
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July 1995 - August 1998 PhD, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University) ‐ Department of Problems of Physics nd Power Engineering
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September 1989 - July 1995 MS, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University) ‐ Department of Problems of Physics nd Power Engineering
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Contact Information

Leidos Inc.
2109 Air Park Rd SE
Ste 200
Albuquerque, NM 87106
USA
Tel.: (531) 739-9927

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