Engineering and Information Sciences


Susanna Guatelli

Current Positions:

Since March 2009: Lecturer at the School of Engineering Physics, University of Wollongong


Since 2002: support to Geant4 User Community worldwide
Since 2003:
- Member of the international Geant4 Collaboration
- Member of the Geant4 Low Energy Electromagnetic Physics Working Group
- Member of the Geant4 Advanced Examples Working Group
Since 2005: reviewer for IEEE-Transactions on Nuclear Science
Since 2009: CERN external user
Since 2006: reviewer for Physics in Medicine and Biology
Since 2008: reviewer for Medical Physics
6/2008 - 6/2009: IEEE member
2003 - 2007:
- INFN student associate
- CERN unpaid associate
- Member of the Young Particle Physics Group

Employment History
7/2007 - 2/2009: Postdoctoral fellowship at ANSTO, Detector Lab, Institute of Material and Engineering Science (IME), ANSTO, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights NSW 2234
8/2006 - 5/2007: INFN Scholarship, INFN Genova, Via Dodecaneso n. 33, 16146 Genova, Italy
2/2004 - 5/2006: INFN Scholarship, INFN Genova, Via Dodecaneso n. 33, 16146 Genova, Italy

Research Interests:

From 2009, CMRP, UOW:
¿Study of the radiobiological effect of MRT, by means of Monte Carlo simulations
¿Study of silicon detector technology for protontherapy
¿Characterization of microdosimeters based on Silicon-On-Insulator technology, for radiation protection, by means of dedicated Geant4-based studies
¿Study possible enhancement of the effectiveness of radiotherapy by means of the application of an external magnetic field
¿Characterisation of the novel Medipix2 neutron dosimeter
¿Development and testing of the Geant4 Very Low Energy Extensions, in collaboration with the University of Sydney
¿MRT dosimetry and radiobiological effect of MRT at DNA level, in collaboration with ANSTO, Lucas Heights

Professional Activities:

19/2/2010: UOW International Enrolment Day, Academic advice on Master in Medical Radiation Physics and Master in Science/Medical Radiation Physics
1/2/2010 to 5/2/2010: Discovery Days
Introduction to the School of Medical Radiation Physics, Engineering Physics School, Engineering Faculty, UOW
Audience: High School students
Where: University of Wollongong, Main Campus
28/8/2009: Yr 11 Enrichment Day Seminar on the role of physicists in society
Audience: Yr 11 students
Where: University of Wollongong, Main Campus
9th May 2009: Engineering and Science Saturday
Guide in Physics Laboratory
Where: University of Wollongong, Main Campus


Winner of the financial support to participate to the:
- 10th Topical Seminar on Innovative Particle and Radiation Detectors ¿ October 2006, Siena, Italy.
- IEEE-Nuclear Science Symposium ¿ October 2006, San Diego (California), USA.
- IEEE-Nuclear Science Symposium ¿ October 2003, Portland (Oregon), USA.

Research Students

  • Matthew Cameron : Microbeam Radiation Therapy Development of Instrumentation and Software Tools for Quality Assurance
  • David Bolst : Characterisation of Novel Silicon Detectors for Proton Therapy and Heavy ION Therapy Quality Assurance
  • Sally McKinnon : Investigation of the use of novel ceramic oxide nanoparticles to improve the clinical outcome of radiation therapies
  • Emily Debrot : Characterisation of the Dose Magnifying Glass for Heavy Ion Therapy Quality Assurance
  • Andrew Chacon : Dose Quantification and Enhancements for Particle Therapy
  • Anna Romanyukha : Ancient and modern dosimetry: applications to geological dating and radiotherapy QA
  • Elette Engels : Lanthanide nanoparticles for image guided multimodal therapies
  • James Vohradsky : The Development of Novel Silicon and Diamond Microdosimeters for Ion Therapy and BNCT Quality Assurance
  • Albert Le : Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy Dosimetry for Divergent Needle Patterns
  • Robert Raposio : Sharing and Developing Protocols to Further Minimise Radioactive Gaseous Releases to the Environment in the Manufacture of Medical Radioisotopes as a Good Manufacturing Practice
  • Stefania Peracchi : Development and implementation of innovative radiation detectors for radiation protection in aviation and space exploration and hadrontherapy Quality Assurance.
  • Trent Causer : Study of Dosimetry and Magnetic Fields From MRI Linac's
  • Aaron Merchant : Development & characterisation of a novel silicon strip detector & magic plate array of silicon detectors for use in quality assurance of hadron beam radiotherapy
  • Samer Bakr : Development of Simulation Tools for Micro and Nano-Dosimetry