Radiation Science & Technology

The department of Radiation Science & Technology has unique expertise in using ionizing radiation such as positrons and neutrons for research and education. We have direct access to our 2.3 MW nuclear research reactor equipped with advanced beam-line instruments, irradiation facilities and radiological laboratories and to the Holland Particle Therapy Center, including the proton beam research bunker. Our research focuses on materials science with emphasis on energy conversion and storage, health technology for imaging and diagnostics, radionuclide therapy and proton therapy. Innovative and sustainable nuclear energy is part of our portfolio as well. The department provides education to students in the fields of physics, chemistry and biomedical sciences. It counts about 20 PI’s, 20 support staff and 70 PhD students and postdocs.

Areas of expertise


  Dennis Schaart
  Danny Lathouwers
  Zoltan Perko
  Marco van Vulpen
  Jeremy Brown 


  Freek Beekman
  Marlies Goorden

Thesis defences


Friday, November 12, 15.00 h

Jaén A. Ocádiz Flores

“Molten Salt Reactor Chemistry. Structure and Equilibria”

promotor: Prof.dr. R.J.M. Konings, copromotor: Dr. A.L. Smith


Friday, November 19, 10.00 h

Huanhuan Liu

"Application of poly(e-caprolactone-b-ethylene oxide) micelles combined with ionizing radiation in cancer treatment"

promotors: Dr. R. Eelkema, Dr.ir. A.G. Denkova


Monday, December 1, 15.00 h

Maarten Plokker

"Unfolding the Excited States Dynamics of Tm2+-doped Halides - In Prospect of Novel Luminescence Solar Concentrators"

promotors: Prof.dr. Pieter Dorenbos en Dr. Erik van der Kolk