Joseph Snyder

Joseph Snyder

Assistant Professor

545 Mosler Hall


  • Ph.D. Physics, The Ohio State University, 2017
  • M.S. Physics, The Ohio State University, 2013
  • B.S. Physics, Eastern Kentucky University, 2011
  • B.S. Mathematics, Eastern Kentucky University, 2011


  • Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellow - 2018
  • High Performance Computing Internship Program - Air Force Research Laboratory - 2017
  • Post-doctoral Research Associate, High Energy Density Physics Group - The Ohio State University - 2017

Research Interests

  • Experimental and Computational Laser-Plasma Interactions
    Laser Driven Particle Acceleration
    Table-top X-ray Sources


  • Snyder, J., Ji, L. L., & Akli, K. U. (2016). Enhancement of laser intensity and proton acceleration using micro-tube plasma lens targets. Physics of Plasmas, 23(12), 123122.
  • Jiang, S., Ji, L. L., Audesirk, H., George, K. M., Snyder, J., Krygier, A., ... & Lewis, N. S. (2016). Microengineering laser plasma interactions at relativistic intensities. Physical review letters, 116(8), 085002.
  • Ji, L. L., Snyder, J., Pukhov, A., Freeman, R. R., & Akli, K. U. (2016). Towards manipulating relativistic laser pulses with micro-tube plasma lenses. Scientific reports, 6, 23256.
  • Poole, P. L., Willis, C., Daskalova, R. L., George, K. M., Feister, S., Jiang, S., ... & Van Woerkom, L. (2016). Experimental capabilities of 0.4 pw, 1 shot/min scarlet laser facility for high energy density science. Applied optics, 55(17), 4713-4719.
  • Storm, M., Jiang, S., Wertepny, D., Orban, C., Morrison, J., Willis, C., ... & Bang, W. (2013). Fast neutron production from lithium converters and laser driven protons. Physics of Plasmas, 20(5), 053106.
  • Snyder, J., Ji, L. L., George, K. M., Willis, C., Cochran, G. E., Daskalova, R. L., Handler, A., Rubin, T., Poole, P. L., Nasir, D., Zingale, A., Chowdhury, E., Shen, B. F., & Schumacher, D. W. (2019). Relativistic laser driven electron accelerator using micro-channel plasma targets. Physics of Plasmas, 26(3), 033110.
  • Ji, L. L., Snyder, J., & Shen, B. F. (2019). Single-pulse laser-electron collision within a micro-channel plasma target. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 61(6), 065019.
  • George, K. M., Morrison, J. T., Feister, S., Ngirmang, G. K., Smith, J. R., Klim, A. J., Snyder, J., Austin, D., Erbsen, W., Nees, J., Orban, C., Chowdhury, E. A., & Roquemore, W. M. (2019). High-repetition-rate (kHz) targets and optics from liquid microjets for high-intensity laser–plasma interactions. High Power Laser Science and Engineering, 7(3), e50.