Dr. Serge Y. Kalmykov

Senior Member | Physicist at Leidos Inc.
Kalmykov, Serge Y.
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SPIE Membership: 9.0 years
SPIE Awards: Senior status
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Area of Expertise: Plasma Theory, Laser Plasma Accelerators, Relativistic Nonlinear Optics, Plasma-Based Radiation Sources, Particle-in-Cell Simulations, Nonlinear Dynamics
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ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0946-857X
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Serge Kalmykov is a physicist in the Defense Group of Leidos Corporation. He provides theoretical and computational support to various programs of DTRA and of Directed Energy Directorate of Air Force Research Laboratory (Kirtland AFB, New Mexico.) He is expert in plasma theory, high-field laser science, advanced accelerator concepts, relativistic nonlinear optics, and plasma-based radiation sources. He has authored and co-authored 51 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on these topics, regularly consults experimental groups in plasma simulation and theory, and is keen on teaching graduate courses on laser-plasma interaction theory.

Serge Kalmykov holds MS summa cum laude in applied mathematics and physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (1995) and PhD in Plasma Physics from Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences (2001). His graduate research was supported by the stipend of International Soros Scientific Educational Program – Open Society Institute. From 2001-06, he held postdoctoral positions in École Polytechnique (Palaiseau, France), MPI für Quantenoptik (Garching-bei-München, Germany), Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, IL), and Institute for Fusion Science (IFS) at The University of Texas at Austin. In 2006-10, he was employed by the IFS as a Research Associate. In 2010-16, he served as an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he remains Adjunct Faculty.

Dr. Kalmykov is a Senior Member of IEEE (Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society and Microwave Theory and Techniques Society), Optica (formerly Optical Society of America), and SPIE. He is an Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports (Nature Portfolio) and an Outstanding Referee for journals of the American Physical Society (2011, lifetime).

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