Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Candidate Seminar


Computational Dosimetry and Radiation Protection


Dr. Nolan Hertel


Georgia Tech


Friday, June 3, 2016 at 9:00:00 AM


MRDC Building, Room 4211


Srinivas Garimella


Computational dosimetry is an area that has steadily grown in importance over the last three decades in radiation protection. Dose coefficients have been computed using reference phantoms for various irradiation geometries ranging from environmentally distributed sources to sources of relevance to nuclear facilities. The speaker’s role in such research at Georgia Tech and through his joint faculty appointment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory will be presented as well as future directions in improved computational dosimetry.


Dr. Nolan Hertel is a Professor of Nuclear and Radiological Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was previously a faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin. He is an expert in radiation protection, shielding and dosimetry. Through a Joint Faculty Appointment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, he is now serving as the Acting Director of the ORNL Center for Radiation Protection Knowledge. That Center is actively involved in internal and external computational radiation dosimetry, providing dose coefficients that are incorporated into federal radiation protection regulations. He currently co-chairs the International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements (ICRU) committee reviewing and proposing new external dose quantities for measurement, chairs the Scientific Review Group for the U. S. Department of Energy Russian Health Studies Program and co-chairs the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF) American-Japanese working group which is studying the possibility of computing revised and expanded organ doses to for use in Atomic Bomb Survivor Dosimetry System 2002.


Refreshments will be served.