John Costello obtained his Ph.D. degree in laser plasma spectroscopy (1986) from the University College Dublin, Ireland, under the direction of Professor P. Kevin Carroll. He is currently the Head of the School of Physical Sciences at Dublin City University and the Chair of the Euratom Fusion Development Association for Ireland. He is also a Founding Member of the National Centre for Plasma Science and Technology. He is a Fellow at the Institute of Physics, a Member of the European Physical Society, and a chartered physicist. He is a Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College and the International Advisory Boards of the Manchester Photon Science Institute and a number of AMO conferences. He has also served on the EPS-EGAS board and a number of institute of physics committees in addition to the Irish Government Task Force for the Physical Sciences. His research interests focus on the interface between intense laser-matter interactions and atomic physics. They encompass fundamental photoionization processes with laser lasma, synchrotron and free-electron laser-radiation sources, and imaging and spectroscopy of laser-produced plasmas.
Biography Updated on 24 November 2011