Dr. Dale Prokopovich

Dr. Dale Prokopovich has been heavily involved in performing research investigating the detection and dosimetry of radiation in complex mixed ionising radiation fields. An Honorary Senior Fellow of the University of Wollongong, he leads the experimental characterisation of novel silicon microdosimeters developed at the University’s Centre of Medical Radiation Physics.

Based at ANSTO, his role within the Centre will contribute to the design and construction of the detectors to measure the challenging low-background environmental radiation field found in environments such as SUPL.

The monitoring of this field is critical in order to account for any environmental modulation in the background radiation environment. He will also provide advice, and if required access to measurement capabilities, for the selection of specific low-background materials to be used in the detector construction.

He will provide a link between students and researchers within the Centre to the expertise and capabilities of ANSTO with regards to low-background radiation methods and measurement.

Home institution: ANSTO.