Available student project - Electron dosimetry for cancer treatment at the micro-scale

Research fields

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics
  • Physics of the Nucleus
Interactions of ionizing radiations on the scale of DNA. (Courtesy of Thomas Tunningley, ANU)

Project details

The aim of this project is to develop Monte Carlo simulations to evaluate the absorbed dose at the sub-millimetre scale. The project will combine the detailed knowledge of the radiation spectra with Geant4-DNA, a state-of-the art particle tracking computational framework. The initial aim will be to study the effect of electrons from the 177Lu radioisotope used in a novel internal lung cancer therapy developed at ANU.

Required background

An interest in nuclear, atomic and computational physics with particular focus on medical applications.

Project suitability

This research project can be tailored to suit students of the following type(s)
  • 3rd year special project
  • PhB (2nd or 3rd year)
  • Honours project
  • Vacation scholar

Contact supervisor

Tredwell, Greg profile
Postdoctoral Fellow
(02) 612 57577

Other supervisor(s)

Kibedi, Tibor profile
Senior Fellow
(02) 612 52093

Stuchbery, Andrew profile
Head of Department
(02) 612 52097

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