Faculty Summaries
Eugene Fourkal
Eugene Fourkal, PhD
Associate Professor
Office Phone: 215-214-1712
Fax: 215-728-4789
Office: P0083


  • Fourkal E, Veltchev I, Ma, C-M, Fan J. Linear energy transfer of proton clusters. Physics in Medicine and Biology. Submitted, 2011.
  • Smolyakov A, Fourkal E, Krasheninnikov S, Sternberg N. Resonant modes and transmission in multi-layer structures. Progress in Electromagnetics Research. 2010;107: 293-314.
  • Fourkal E, Veltchev I, Smolyakov A. Energy and information flow in superlensing. Phys Rev A. 2009;79:033846.
  • Fourkal E, Fan J, Veltchev I, Absolute dose reconstruction in proton therapy using PET imaging modality: Feasibility study. Phys Med Biol. 2009;54:N217-N228.
  • Fourkal E, Velchev I, Ma C-M. Laser-to-proton energy transfer efficiency in laser-plasma interactions. Journal of Plasma Physics. 2009;75:235-250.
  • Luo W, Li J, Fourkal E, et al. Dosimetric advantages of IMPT over IMRT for laser accelerated proton beams. Phys Med Biol. 2008;53:7151-7166.
  • Fan J, Luo W, Fourkal E, et al. Shielding design for a laser-accelerated proton therapy system. Physics in Medicine and Biology. 2007;52:3913-3930.
  • Veltchev I, Fourkal E, Ma C-M. Laser induced Coulomb mirror effect: applications for proton acceleration. Physics of Plasmas. 2007;14:033106.
  • Fourkal E, Velchev I, Fan J, Luo W, Ma C. Energy optimization procedure for treatment planning with laser-accelerated protons. Med Phys. 2007;34:577-584.
  • Fourkal E, Velchev I, Ma C-M, Smolyakov A, Resonant transparency of materials with negative permittivity. Physics Letters A. 2007;361:277-282.
  • Fourkal E, Velchev I, Ma C-M, Smolyakov A. Evanescent wave interference and the total transparency of a warm high-density plasma slab. Physics of Plasmas. 2006;13:092113.
  • Ma C, Veltchev I, Fourkal E, et al. Development of a laser-driven proton accelerator for cancer therapy. Laser Physics. 2006;6:639-646.
  • Fourkal E, Veltchev I, Ma C. Coulomb explosion effect and the maximum energy of protons accelerated by high-power lasers. Phys Rev E. 2005;71:036412.
  • Luo W, Fourkal E, Li J, Ma C. A particle selection and beam collimation system for laser-accelerated proton beam therapy. Med Phys. 2005;32:794-806.
  • Li JS, Shahine B, Fourkal E, Ma C-M. A Particle Track Repeating Algorithm for Proton Beam Dosimetry. Phys Med Biol. 2005;50:1001-1010.
  • Wang L, Movsas B, Jacob R, Fourkal E, Chen L, Price R, Feigenberg S, Konski A, Pollack A, Ma C-M. Stereotactic IMRT for prostate cancer: Dosimetric impact of multileaf collimator leaf width in the treatment of prostate cancer with IMRT. J Applied Clinical Med Phys. 2004;5:29-41.
  • Ma C-M, Price RA, Li JS, Cheng L, Wang L, Fourkal E, Qin L, Yang J. Monitor unit calculation for Monte Carlo treatment planning. Phys Med Biol. 2004;49:1671-1688
  • Fourkal E, et al. Intensity modulated radiation therapy using laser-accelerated protons: A Monte Carlo dosimetric study. Physics in Medicine and Biology. 2003;48:3977.
  • Fourkal E, et al. Particle selection for laser-accelerated proton therapy feasibility study. Med Phys. 2003;30:1660.
  • Ma C-M, Pawlicki T, Li TS, Deng J, Lee M, Kapur A, Price R, McNeeley S, Chen L, Fourkal E, Ding M. Accurate Dosimetry for Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. Accurate dosimetry for radiation dosimetry. Ed. J. Seuntjens and P. Mobid (Med. Phys. Publishing, Madison, 2002).
  • Ding M, Li JS, Deng J, Fourkal E, Ma C-M. Dose correlation for thoracic motion in radiation therapy of breast cancer. Med Phys. 2003;30:2520
  • Fourkal E, et al. Particle in cell simulation of laser accelerated proton beams for radiation therapy. Med Phys. 2002;29: 2788.
  • Lachaine M, Fourkal E, Fallone BG. Investigation into the physical characteristics of active matrix flat panel detectors for radiotherapy. Med Physics. 2001;28:1689.
  • Fourkal E, Lachaine M, Fallone BG. Signal formation in a-Se based x-ray detectors. Phys Rev B. 2001;63:195204-1.
  • Lachaine M, Fourkal E, Fallone BG. Detective quantum efficiency of a direct-detection active matrix flat panel imager at megavoltage energies. Med Physics. 2001;28:1364.
  • Fourkal E, Bychenkov V, Rozmus W, et al. Effect of electron-electron collisions on inverse bremsstrahlung heating by a laser field. Phys of Plasmas. 2011;8:550.
  • Fourkal E, Smolyakov A. The generalized exact set of hydrodynamic equations for any collision rate in weakly ionized plasma. Phys of Plasmas. 2000;7:122.
  • Fourkal E, Smolyakov A, Hirose A. Nonlocal ion transport in a weakly ionized nonequilibrium plasma. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 1998;26:198.
  • Fourkal E, Smolyakov A, Hirose A. Nonlocal electron kinetics in a weakly ionized plasma". Phys Rev E. 1998;58:965.