The department Radiation Science and Technology is currently organised in five research groups: Nuclear Energy and Radiation Appluications, Fundamental Aspects of Materials and Energy, Neutron and Positron Methods in Materials, Radiation and Isotopes for Health and Radiation Detection and Medical Imaging.

The mission of the department is to perform innovative groundbreaking research aimed at advancing understanding in (nuclear) radiation phenomena, thereby engineering and applying these insights in societal-relevant research issues in health and energy. We aim to achieve highest quality in both research and teaching.


The energy research addresses a.o. the development of next generation reactors such as the high temperature reactor and the gas-cooled fast reactors [Read more], and the fundamental properties of materials for energy aiming at unraveling the relation between structure, dynamics and function on both macroscopic and nano scales [Read more]. 


Health research focuses on the medical applications of radionuclides, for example the development of novel routes to produce 99Mo for 99mTc-radio-imaging purposes [Read more], and imaging techniques, for example the development of PET time-of-flight (TOF) detectors and SPECT instruments. [Read more]


Delft University of Technology participates in Holland Particle Therapy Centre (HollandPTC), a unique joint venture involving medical and technological specialists based in the Dutch Randstad. The research that is to be carried out within the HollandPTC framework will focus on the further enhancement of cancer treatment by means of proton therapy. The department RST focus on various aspects in radiotherapy and imaging. [Read more]

Neutron and Positron Research

The energy and health research activities benefit from the positron and neutron facilties of the RID and the continuous development of novel experimental methods. Read more about Neutron and Positron Research.