Research Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering
Dr. Sivanandan Harilal received his Ph.D. in photonics in 1998 from Cochin University of Science and Technology in Cochin, India. From 1999 to 2001 he was the Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Institute fuer Experimentalphysik at Ruhr Univeristat in Bochum, Germany, where he concentrated on studies of charge exchange collisions in colliding laser-produced plasmas. From 2001 to 2007 he worked as an assistant research scientist with the fusion group of the University of California San Diego. Dr. Harilal was a visiting scientist at Argonne National Laboratory in 2007 and the chief scientist at Hyperion Scientific in Madison, Wisconsin, where he focused on developing X-ray and EUV sources from laser-produced plasmas.
Dr. Harilal has co-authored more than 60 scientific journal articles and book chapters in the fields of laser-produced plasma and nonlinear optics. His research interests include laser-produced plasma and its applications, plasma diagnostics, colliding plasmas, laser spectroscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.