Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

NRE 8011/8012 and MP 6011/6012 Seminar

Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs


An Overview on Radiobiological Modeling


Dr. Chris Wang


Georgia Tech


Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 11:00:00 AM


Boggs Building


Dr. Lei Zhu


Radiobiological models have been widely used in predicting, estimating, or explaining the biological responses to the various types of ionizing radiation as well as to the various irradiation scenarios. Examples include the estimation of relative biological effectiveness (RBE) values in high-LET radiotherapy, the biologically effective dose (BED) in hypofractionated radiotherapy, and the radiation weighting factors (or quality factors) in radiation protection. This seminar talk will first give a brief overview on the evolution of the major models and then present some of the recent work done at Georgia Tech.


Dr. C-K Chris Wang has thirty-five years of combined industry and academic experience in nuclear engineering, radiation health physics, and medical physics. He has been a faculty member for the last 26 years and currently full professor at Georgia Tech’s Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Program. His areas of expertise include radiation interaction and detection, Monte Carlo methods in radiation transport, radiation shielding, nuclear criticality safety, and radiation dosimetry. His current research areas include micro/nanodosimetry, radiobiological modeling, and high-LET radiotherapy modalities for cancer treatment.