Hong Sio

  • Program Years: 2012-2016
  • Academic Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Plasma Physics
  • Academic Advisor: Richard Petrasso
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2014)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Physics, Harvey Mudd College, 2011
    Ph.D Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018

Current Status

  • Status: Postdoctoral physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Research Area: Plasma Physics


H. Sio, J. A. Frenje, A. Le, et al., Observations of Multiple Nuclear Reaction Histories and Fuel-Ion Species Dynamics in Shock-Driven Inertial Confinement Fusion Implosions, Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 035001 (2019)

H. Sio, O. Larroche, S. Atzeni, et al., Probing ion species separation and ion thermal decoupling in shock-driven implosions using multiple nuclear reaction histories, Phys. Plasmas 26, 072703 (2019)

H. Sio, R. Hua, Y. Ping, et al., A broadband proton backlighting platform to probe shock propagation in low-density systems, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 88, (2017)

H. Sio, J. A. Frenje, J. Katz, et al., A Particle X-ray Temporal Diagnostic (PXTD) for studies of kinetic, multi-ion effects,and ion-electron equilibration rates..., Rev. Sci. Instrum. 87, 11D701 (2016)


2012 - NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, Honourable Mention
2011 - Graduated with high distinction and departmental honors, Harvey Mudd College
2011 - Wunderlich Prize, for outstanding senior physics research, Harvey Mudd College
2010 - Bell Prize, for physics department service, Harvey Mudd College