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1992 …2019
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Research Interests

Professor Borghesi’s research interests lie in the area of intense laser-plasma interactions, with particular expertise in laser-driven acceleration of ion beams. He is involved in the development of innovative acceleration schemes as well as the application of laser-driven proton beams to plasma radiography (e.g. for laboratory astrophysics studies) and in the biomedical field.

Most of his research is carried out at large national facilities (e.g. Central Laser Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory) and is funded by large projects supported by EPSRC.

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Projects 2005 2019

Research Output 1992 2019

Absolute calibration of microchannel plate detector for carbon ions up to 250 MeV

McIlvenny, A., Doria, D., Romagnani, L., Ahmed, H., Martin, P., Williamson, S. D. R., Ditter, E. J., Ettlinger, O. C., Hicks, G., Mckenna, P., Najmudin, Z., Neely, D., Kar, S. & Borghesi, M., 05 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Instrumentation. 14, C04002.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Microchannel Plate
microchannel plates

A new energy spectrum reconstruction method for time-of-flight diagnostics of high-energy laser-driven protons

Milluzzo, G., Scuderi, V., Alejo, A., Amico, A. G., Booth, N., Borghesi, M., Cirrone, G. A. P., Cuttone, G., Doria, D., Green, J., Kar, S., Korn, G., Larosa, G., Leanza, R., Margarone, D., Martin, P., McKenna, P., Petringa, G., Pipek, J., Romagnani, L. & 3 othersRomano, F., Russo, A. & Schillaci, F., 12 Aug 2019, In : Review of Scientific Instruments. 90, 8, 7 p., 083303.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

High energy lasers
energy spectra

Control of fast electron propagation in foam target by high-Z doping

Xu, H., Yang, X. H., Liu, J. & Borghesi, M., 01 Feb 2019, In : Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 61, 2, 9 p., 025010.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Doping (additives)
2 Citations (Scopus)

DNA DSB Repair Dynamics following Irradiation with Laser-Driven Protons at Ultra-High Dose Rates

Hanton, F., Chaudhary, P., Doria, D., Gwynne, D., Maiorino, C., Scullion, C., Ahmed, H., Marshall, T., Naughton, K., Romagnani, L., Kar, S., Schettino, G., McKenna, P., Botchway, S. W., Symes, D. R., Rajeev, P. P., Prise, K. & Borghesi, M., 14 Mar 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 4471.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
deoxyribonucleic acid

Dynamics of the Electromagnetic Fields Induced by Fast Electron Propagation in Near-Solid-Density Media

Romagnani, L., Robinson, A. P. L., Clarke, R. J., Doria, D., Lancia, L., Nazarov, W., Notley, M. M., Pipahl, A., Quinn, K., Ramakrishna, B., Wilson, P. A., Fuchs, J., Willi, O. & Borghesi, M., 14 Jan 2019, In : Physical Review Letters. 122, 2, 6 p., 025001.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
electromagnetic fields


Fellow of Institute of Physics

Marco Borghesi (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

John Dawson Excellence in Plasma Physics Award (APS)

Marco Borghesi (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Visiting researcher position (part-time)

Marco Borghesi (Recipient), 01 Sep 2012

Prize: Appointment

Activities 2001 2019

Member of consultation panel for DFG

Marco Borghesi (Advisor)
08 Feb 2019

Activity: Consultancy typesWork on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

External expert for projects' evaluation by STFC Project Peer Review Panel

Marco Borghesi (Advisor)
Feb 2019Sep 2019

Activity: Consultancy typesWork on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Member of selection committee for INFN Young Investigators grants

Marco Borghesi (Reviewer)
03 Oct 201920 Nov 2019

Activity: Consultancy typesWork on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

External examiner for a PhD thesis at Oxford University

Marco Borghesi (Examiner)
Jun 2019

Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination

Invited talk at SPIE Optics+Optoelectronics Conference 2019

Marco Borghesi (Invited speaker)
01 Apr 201904 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference


Laser-Driven Acceleration of Ions: Biological Effects at Ultra-High Dose Rates

Author: Gwynne, D., Jul 2018

Supervisor: Borghesi, M. (Supervisor) & Prise, K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy