Dr Ivan Konoplev graduated with an MSc in Physics from Nizhny Novgorod State University (Russia) in 1996 and received an MPhil and PhD from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow in 1997 and 2001 respectively. Until 2011 he was part of the Atom Beam and Plasmas group at the University of Strathclyde, working on a number of projects, including High Power Free Electron Maser and the development of a Cerenkov laser based on artificial materials. Konoplev successfully led the design and construction of a 100MW Free Electron Maser and novel compact sources of coherent radiation.
In 2011 Konoplev joined Wolfson College as a Supernumerary Fellow and the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science as University Lecturer. He am working on the application of periodic structures for particle acceleration, diagnostics and compact sources of coherent radiation. At the current stage his research interests encompass: THz and x-ray compact sources of coherent radiation, wakefield particle acceleration, non-destructive detectors for electron beam diagnostics and the application of periodic structures for material science.