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​​Gemini Group Leader

Research Interests

Intense laser-matter interactions, Laser acceleration ​of electrons, Nano-plasmonics,


PhD in Physics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India (2003), NSERC Research Fellow at National Research Council, Canada (2003-2007). Rajeev has held a permanent position at the CLF since 2007, initially managing the Gemini target area and heading a newly formed Gemini group since 2009.

Rajeev is an associate member of the John Adams Institute, University of Oxford and a visiting faculty member at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. He has been on organising/program committees of international conferences (ICUIL, LPAW etc.) and is currently on the steering committee of the Horizon2020 project, EuPRAXIA, which designs a 5GeV plasma-based accelerator. Rajeev is also a member of the UK Plasma Acceleration Steering Group and he currently coordinates CLF’s India activities under the Newton program.  He has co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed publications in various fields, including several high impact ones such as Nature-group journals and Physical Review Letters. (See the full publication list on Google Scholar​)​​