Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

NRE 8011/8012 and MP 6011/6012 Seminar

Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs


The Radiation and Accelerator Physics of Proton Therapy


Dr. Jonathan Farr


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Department of Radiation Oncology


Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 11:00:00 AM


Boggs Building, Room 3-47


Dr. Anna Erickson


My research interests are tied closely to technical innovations. With every step forward in particle therapy there has been a new need for metrology of novel systems. The physical and radiation dosimetric characterization of the advanced treatment systems forms the primary area of my investigations. A second important focus continues to be clinical treatment planning, delivery and new methods of localization, verification and adaptive therapy.


Jonathan Farr received his PhD degree from the Wayne State University in 2003 and competed his Habilitation in “Experimental Radiation Oncology with an emphasis on Medical Physics” from the Universitätsklinikum Essen-Duisburg, Germany in 2012. He has made contributions to the development, characterization, and application of particle therapy systems. Dr. Farr has served in a number of capacities in the American Association of Physicists in Medicine including the Working Group on Particle Beams and as Associate Editor of Medical Physics. He is board certified by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Physics. Dr. Farr has published over 45 papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented over 120 abstracts at scientific conferences.