Teun van Dillen was awarded second place in the Young Professionals Competition at the international conference of radiation experts in Cape Town for his work on the SUDOQU methodology. This methodology can be used for calculating the radiation dose from exposure to ionising radiation from surface-contaminated objects used by workers and/or members of the public.
In 2015, Teun van Dillen was awarded the Joh Aten Grant for
SUDOQU. “I am
grateful for the Joh Aten Grant of the Dutch Society for Radiation
Protection (NVS), which made it possible for me to attend the
international conference on radiological protection in Cape Town.
This gave me the opportunity to present my work to international
experts in the field of radiation protection and safety. The
competition was strong and it is an honor to have been awarded
second place, which is an international recognition of my work on
the issue of radiological surface contamination. The discussions in
Cape Town inspire me to further develop the SUDOQU methodology."
SUDOQU is a new
and innovative methodology for calculating the effective dose from
exposure to ionising radiation, for people who have come into
contact with objects contaminated at the surface with
radioactivity. This methodology can be used by policymakers and
radiation experts to determine limiting values for surface
contamination and associated radiation screening levels for such
RIVM supports the Dutch Government in protecting citizens, patients and workers against the harmful effects of ionising radiation. We do so by conducting research and providing policy advice; in this way, RIVM creates a bridge between science and society.
The Young Professional Award consists of three prizes awarded by
the International Radiological Protection Association (IRPA) to
promote investigation into radiation protection and all its related
disciplines by young scientists and professionals. Prizes consists
of certificates, medals and for the first prize winner a cash