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

Thesis defences


Thursday, September 15, 15.00h

Yifan Fu

Self healing in Fe-based systems: from model alloys to designed steels

Promotors: Prof.dr.ir. S. van der Zwaag (LR),  Dr.ir. N.H. van Dijk, Prof.dr. E.H. Brück 


Monday, September 19, 10.00 h

Fengqi Zhang

Tuning Giant Magnetocaloric Materials. A Study of (Mn,Fe)2(P,Si) and NiCoMnTi Heusler Alloys

Promotors : Prof.dr. E.H. Brück, Dr.ir. N.H. van Dijk





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