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Anatoly Rozenfeld



Current Positions:

Professor, School of Engineering Physics
Director, Centre for Medical Radiation Physics


Laboratory research work on radiation facilities

" ANSTO, Australia
" Brookhaven National Laboratory: Light National Source and Research Reactor, USA
" Karmanos Cancer Institute, superconducting cyclotron , Fast Neutron Therapy, USA
" Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Proton Accelerator, USA
" KEK, proton therapy, Tsukuba, Japan
" Massachusetts General Hospital, Proton Therapy, USA
" European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, France
" CERN, Switzerland
" Institute for Nuclear Research: proton cyclotron and nuclear reactor, Ukraine




Biography:

MSc (with distinction), Leningrad Polytechnic Institute
PhD, Institute for Nuclear Research, Kiev

Business Education

Company Directors Course: Practice of Directorship, Australian Institute of Company Directors

2002- Professor, Director of Centre for Medical Radiation Physics, UoW, Australia
2000-2002 Associate Professor, Director of Centre for Medical Radiation Physics, UoW
1999-2000 Associate Professor, Head, Group of Medical Radiation Physics, UoW
1997- Adjunct Professor, School of Physics, University of NSW, Australia
1996-1998 Senior Lecturer, Head Radiation Physics Group, Department of Eng. Physics, UoW
1993-1996 Lecturer, Department of Physics, UoW, Australia
1977-1992 Engineering and research positions, Institute for Nuclear Research, Kiev, Ukraine



Research Interests:

" Development of Radiation Instrumentation for radiation medicine, radiation protection space and HEP
" Radiation therapy: brachytherapy, photon and electron beam therapy, proton therapy, neutron therapy, synchrotron microbeam therapy
" Nuclear medicine: PET instrumentation and radiation intraoperative probes
" Semiconductor radiation detectors, dosimetry in mixed radiation fields , microdosimetry and nanodosimetry
" Instrumentation for homeland security

Major Competitive Grants: present and past

ARC Discovery Project-2, NHMRC -5, NHMRC Development-1, NSW Cancer Institute-2, NHMRC near miss, ARC LIEF HEP-8 , Small ARC, DEST FAST -2, DIST, NSBRI (NASA USA), Industry R&D contracts (international and domestic)
in total more then $5M



Professional Activities:

2001-Founder of Centre for Medical Radiation Physics, University of Wollongong
2001- Founder and Chair of bi-annual International Workshops:
Mini-and Micro-dosimetry and its applications and
Modern techniques for prostate cancer treatment

National and International Committees/Positions

1996- Member of Executive Board of Australian Institute of High Energy Physics (AUSHEP)
1997-2002 UoW Councilor, Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE)
1999- Member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee on Solid State Dosimetry (SSD)
1999- Member of Australian National Proton Therapy Steering Committee
2001-2004 Director, Board of Directors of Australian Microelectronics Network (AMN)
2002-2005 Member of the IEEE NPSS Radiation Instrumentation Steering Committee (RISC)
2003- Member of IEEE NPSS Transnational and CIP Committees
2003-2005 Member, Specialists Committee, Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering
2003- Member, Prostate Cancer Institute, Australia
2004- Member of Board, AFAS (Australian-French Science and Technology Association)
2004- Member, Radiation Detectors Advisory Committee, Australian synchrotron
2004- Member, Research Committee AFOMP (Asian Federation of Organizations on Medical Physics)
2005- Member of International Scientific Committee of the Congress on Microdosimetry (MICROS)
2005- Member of Grant Review Panel (GRP), National Health and Medical Research Council (NH&MRC), Australia

1996-2000 Member of University of Wollongong Foundation Research Committee
1999-Member of Faculty Research Committee
2007-Member of University of Wollongong Research Committee

" Senior Member of IEEE (Nuclear Physics and Plasma Science section)
" Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors
" Member, Australian Brachytherapy Group

Editorial Board

Member of Editorial Board , Journal of Instrumentation , (JINST), IOP
Member of Editorial Board, Physica Medica, European Journal of Medical Physics
Associate Editor on papers, Medical Physics, AAPM, USA
Associate Editor of Solid State Dosimetry (SSD 14, SSD 15), Journal of Radiation Protection and Dosimetry

Assessor

" National Health and Medical Research Council
" Research Council City University, Hong Kong
" Israeli Science Foundation
" Swiss Science Foundation
" NZ Business Development Grants committee

Referee

" Medical Physics
" Physics in Medicine and Biology
" IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
" Radiation Protection and Dosimetry
" Radiation Research
" Radiation Measurement
" Journal of Instrumentation
" Journal of Applied Physics
" Journal of Isotopes

Awards:

1987 USSR Government Commission Honour Award for liquidation of Chernobyl nuclear plant accident.
1988 Diploma and Gold Medal of the National Industrial Exhibition for of R&D on radiation instrumentation
1988 USSR State Inventor Committee-medal "Inventor of the USSR"
1989 Silver Medal of the National Industrial Exhibition for achievements in R&D on radiation instrumentation
1998 The Best Poster Paper Award at Solid State Dosimetry Conference (SSD-12), Spain
2000 Chair of Dosimetry, Nuclear Space Radiation Effects (IEEE NSREC) conference Norfolk, USA
2001 Chair and Founder of bi-annual International Workshops  Mini-and Micro-dosimetry and its applications and Modern techniques for prostate cancer treatment
2002 Chairman of Medical Physics Conference at AIP Congress, July, Sydney

2005 The Best Poster Paper Award, Conference of American Brachytherapy Society, San Francisco, 2005
2005 Chair of Dosimetry and Radiation Facilities, RADECS 2005, September, DAGDE, FRANCE
2006 Chair of Hadrons Therapy Workshop IEEE NSS MIC, San Diego, USA, October 2006
2006 The Most Outstanding SAE Technical Paper, SAE 2006 Transactions Journal of Aerospace
2006 Chair of Dosimetry, World Congress on Med. Phys. and Biomed. Engineering, Seoul,
2007 Chair of Dosimetry and Radiation Facilities, IEEE NSREC, July , Hawaii, USA
2007 Chair of Asian-Pacific Program at IEEE NSS MIC , October , Hawaii , USA


Research Students

  • Nathan Thorpe : Application of the Mojkin and other solid Dosimeters in the clinical Environment
  • Dean Cardillo : Multifunctional Metal Oxide Nanoparticles for Biomcdical Applications
  • Nauljun Stansook : In vivo 3D EPIDs-based dose verification from back projection and Monte Carlo dose mapping on deforming algorithm
  • Vanja Gracanin : Neutron Dosimetry for Medical Linear Accelerators Using Planar Silicon Diodes
  • David Bolst : Characterisation of Novel Silicon Detectors for Proton Therapy and Heavy ION Therapy Quality Assurance
  • Lachlan Chartier : Development of a Solid State Quality Assurance System for Scanning Beams in Proton and Heavy Ion Therapy
  • Matthew Newall : Innovative silicon detector for 3D construction of Dose in External beam radiothereapy
  • Iolanda Fuduli : Data Acquisition Systems Design For Quality Assurance In Advanced Radiation Dosimetry
  • Sally McKinnon : Investigation of the use of novel ceramic oxide nanoparticles to improve the clinical outcome of radiation therapies
  • Khalsa Al shukaili : Radiation Dosimetry Simulations and Experiments in Contemporary Radiation Therapy Using Innovative Detectors.
  • Levi Madden : Separation of Scintillation and Cerenkov Radiation in Fiber Optic Dosimeters
  • Fatima Matar : Quality Assurance and two dimensional dosimetry in stereotactic radiotherapy
  • Andrew Chacon : Dose Quantification and Enhancements for Particle Therapy
  • 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
  • Yunfei Hu : Small Segment IMRT Dosimetry with Various Ion Detectors and Gafchromic TM EBT2 Film
  • Justin Delaney : Investigating the physics of gamma-ray induced nuclear reactions
  • James Vohradsky : The Development of Novel Silicon and Diamond Microdosimeters for Ion Therapy and BNCT Quality Assurance
  • Owen Brace : Advanced In-Vivo Dose Verification with Silicon Diode Array and EPID Co-Registration
  • Albert Le : Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy Dosimetry for Divergent Needle Patterns
  • Timia Osman : Localization Accuracy of PET-CT Defined Target Volumes under Respiratory Motion for Radiation Therapy
  • Stefania Peracchi : Development and implementation of innovative radiation detectors for radiation protection in aviation and space exploration and hadrontherapy Quality Assurance.
  • Muhammad Salman : Development of In Vivo Real Time Innovative Radiation Dosimetry for Diagnostic Radiology (CT and Fluoroscopy)
  • - Heranudin : Development of a Real Time Optical Fiber Dosimeter for Radiotherapy Patients.
  • Melek Zarifi : Real Time Dosimetry of Proton Therapeutic Beam Using Prompt Gamma
  • Anna Romanyukha : Ancient and modern dosimetry: applications to geological dating and radiotherapy QA
  • Joel Poder : Develop and commission various solid state detectors and dedicated phantoms for the purpose of patient specific pre-treatment HDR brachytherapy QA.
  • Mohammed Al Towairqi : Development of Magic Scintillating Plastic Fibre-Optic System (MSPFOS) for Real-time Dosimetry HDR Brachytherapy
  • Ramaq Al-qadhi : In-Vivo Skin Diode Dosimetry For In-Vivo High Dose Rate Prostate Brachytherapy
  • Iliana Peters : Wireless In-Vivo Dosimetry of High Dose Rate Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer Using Moskin Detectors
  • Zakiya Al-Rahbi : Radiotherapy to Breast - Development of Dosimetrc Models for Assessment of Radiation Doses to Critical Structures.
  • Sultan Alhujaili : Pre-treatment and in-vivo dosimetric verification in Intensity Modulated Arc Therapy using silicon detectors
  • 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