Track: Radiation Science and Technology

The Radiation Science and Technology track (RST) is tied together by the concept of radiation. The focus of the research is on energy and health. While the topics addressed – covering materials, sensors and instrumentation, energy and sustainable production and health – vary widely, all the research within this track is somehow related to radiation. Your Master’s thesis project is carried out in the RST department. You could, for example, follow medical processes in the human body, study safe hydrogen storage in complex metal structures for car design, follow the phase transition of foodstuff to improve their taste, detect plastic landmines in the ground or unravel coast information for a safer Netherlands. Close collaboration with both the Reactor Institute Delft and international institutions guarantees access to first-class reactor and radiation facilities and forms the basis for three important knowledge centres: the Positron Centre, the Neutron Centre and the Luminescence Centre. The confluence of this abundance of knowledge makes the department unique in the Netherlands.

Examples of elective courses related to this track are Nuclear Science, Nuclear Reactor Physics, Radiation Detection and Medical Imaging, Neutrons X-Rays and Positrons for Studying Microscopic Structures and Dynamics, and Radiological Health Physics.

The RST track can be combined with the Nuclear Science and Engineering specialisation. The resulting programme prepares students for careers in nuclear engineering, with an emphasis on either energy or medical applications.