ANA 2023 Award to Anatoly Rozenfeld

Prof Anatoly Rozenfeld

Professor Anatoly Rozenfeld receives the ANA award for 2023 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to nuclear science and technology in Australia by his research and development of semiconductor radiation dosimetry for medical, space and nuclear industry applications, and his education and training of nuclear specialists.

Professor Anatoly Rozenfeld is Director and Founder of University of Wollongong Centre for Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP) and is recognised for his research work on semiconductor radiation detectors and their application for mini- and micro- dosimetry in radiation therapy, radiation protection, nuclear medicine and space sciences.

He is a member of numerous editorial boards and international advisory committees on Solid State Dosimetry, Micro-dosimetry, IEEE Radiation Instrumentation Steering Committee, IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Science Society (NPSS) Transnational Committee and local committees, including the Australian National Hadron Therapy Steering Committee, Prostate Cancer Institute, Australian HEP Executive Board and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Academy.

He has also established a strong research programme on proton and heavy ion therapy in Australia. Professor Rozenfeld is the founder of the biennial international workshops on Mini Micro-Nano- Dosimetry (MMND) and its Applications, and Innovative Technologies in Radiation Oncology (ITRO) , and was President of the Solid State Dosimetry (SSD 16) international conference in 2010 and General Chair of IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference 2018 in Sydney. He served as a Vice Chair and Chair of International Solid State Dosimetry Organization (ISSDO) and served as a Member of Space Medicine and Life Sciences Advisory Group of Australian Space Agency. He is currently a Member of International Commission on Radiation Units & Measurements (ICRU) of Microdosimetry Report Committee.

Professor Rozenfeld has published more than 500 peer review papers, 5 chapters in books, holds 19 granted patents, attracted more than $18M competitive grants, and delivered many keynotes, invited talks and seminars around the world. He is recipient of 2014 University of Wollongong Vice Chancellor Excellence Awards for Researcher of the Year and Award for Outstanding Achievements in Research Commercialization.

For his pioneering work on improvement of cancer treatment with radiation by advanced radiation monitoring Professor Rozenfeld is a recipient of the NSW Premier’s Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year 2022 award and IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Science Society 2023 Glen F Knoll Radiation Instrumentation Outstanding Achievement Award.

The Award was presented to Professor Rozenfeld by Dr Mark Ho, ANA President, in the AINSE Theatre, ANSTO, at 11 am on Fri 1 December 2023.