Hugo Palmans received his Ph.D. degree in applied physics from the University of Ghent, Belgium, and the M.Sc. degree in applied physics and environmental sanitation from the same university where he also worked from 1993 to 2002 as Doctoral Researcher, Postdoctoral Researcher, and Assistant Lecturer. Presently, he is employed as a Principal Research Scientist at the NPL, appointed Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP), and Member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology (ESTRO). He is an Editorial Board Member of Medical Physics and an active member on committees or working groups of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) on Small Field Dosimetry, of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Small and Composite Field Dosimetry and Heavy Charged-Particle Interaction Data for Radiotherapy, of the AAPM on Revision of TG51 and of the Dutch Commission for Radiation Dosimetry (NCS) on Reference Dosimetry in Photon and Electron Beams and on Quality Assurance for Proton Therapy. His research activities cover dosimetry and microdosimetry for radiotherapeutic photon (small field, IMRT), electron, proton and light-ion beams ,and the application of Monte Carlo simulations and finite element calculations to radiotherapy dosimetry. His research has led to over 70 papers, book chapters, conference proceedings, and numerous presentations at scientific conferences.
Biography Updated on 29 November 2010