Committed to Radiation Safety

Since graduating with his master’s degree in health physics, Sandor Demeter (M.S. HP ’16) has applied his subject matter expertise to his work in multiple areas. An associate professor of radiology at University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, he has published academic research related to health physics, including studies on economics and radiation protection in medical settings, the effects of radiation, and more. He also runs his own nuclear medicine clinical practice and serves on multiple committees related to radiation and nuclear safety, including the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the International Commission on Radiological Protection.

Demeter says he loves that the field of health physics offers a blend of both physics and biology.

“It requires the translation of physics phenomena, i.e. the interaction of ionizing radiation and matter, into biological effects, e.g. radiobiology,” he says. “From subatomic particle physics to policies to protect workers, the public, and the environment, health physics offers a stimulating and rewarding career path.”

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