Professional Education


  • Doctor of Philosophy, S.U.N.Y. State University at Stony Brook (2020)
  • Master of Science, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (2014)
  • Bachelor of Science, University Of Delhi (2011)

Stanford Advisors


  • Ken Hara, Postdoctoral Faculty Sponsor

All Publications


  • Evolution of the self-injection process in long wavelength infrared laser driven LWFA PHYSICS OF PLASMAS Kumar, P., Yu, K., Zgadzaj, R., Downer, M., Petrushina, I., Samulyak, R., Litvinenko, V., Vafaei-Najafabadi, N. 2021; 28 (1)

    View details for DOI 10.1063/5.0027167

    View details for Web of Science ID 000608111100001

  • Nonlinear dynamics of coupled light and particle beam propagation Physical Review A Kumar, P., Kuldinow, D., Castillo, A., Gerakis, A., Hara, K. 2021; 103 (04)
  • Simulation study of CO2 laser-plasma interactions and self-modulated wakefield acceleration PHYSICS OF PLASMAS Kumar, P., Yu, K., Zgadzaj, R., Amorim, L., Downer, M. C., Welch, J., Litvinenko, V. N., Vafaei-Najafabadi, N., Samulyak, R. 2019; 26 (8)

    View details for DOI 10.1063/1.5095780

    View details for Web of Science ID 000483876800021

  • Investigating Instabilities of Long, Intense Laser Pulses in Plasma Wakefield Accelerators Yan, J., Iapozzuto, P., Flament, M., Joshi, C., Jing, Y., Kumar, P., Samulyak, R., Pogorelsky, I., Swinson, C., Babzien, M., Kusche, K., Polyanskiy, M., Fedurin, M., Palmer, M., Mori, W. B., Zgadzaj, R., Welch, J., Downer, M., Lu, W., Litvinenko, V., Vafaei-Najafabadi, N., Amori, L., IEEE IEEE. 2018