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
  Marlies Goorden


  Freek Beekman

Thesis defences


Thursday, October 12, 12.30h


High-entropy liquid electrolytes for lithium batteries

Promotor: Prof.dr.ir. M. Wagemaker, co-promotor: Dr. S. Ganapathy


Thursday, October 12, 15.00h

S.J. van der Sar

Exploring X-ray photon-counting scintillation detectors with silicon photomultiplier readout for medical imaging

Promotors: Dr.ir. D.R. Schaart, Prof.dr. P. Dorenbos, co-promotor: Dr.ir. M.C. Goorden


Thursday, October 19, 10.00h

A. Maier

Down the nanoparticle hole: 103Pd:Pd/Fe-oxide theranostic agents for image-assisted thermobrachytherapy as alternative cancer treatment

Promotors: Dr. K. Djanashvili, Dr.Ir. A.G. Denkova