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Physics Colloquium (SSB 120): Mihai R. Gherase (CSU Fresno) - "Medical and Biological Applications of X-ray Fluorescence (XRF)"

January 20, 2017 - 6:30pm

Title:   Medical and Biological Applications of X-ray Fluorescence (XRF)

For the past 50 years medical x-ray fluorescence (XRF) studies highlighted the importance of trace elements metabolism and toxicity to human health. The talk will introduce the physics behind XRF and place past and current medical and biological applications in a broad scientific context. Instrumentation, methods, and results of several studies focused on the measurements of arsenic and selenium in skin phantoms and human nails and lead in bone phantoms will be presented. Time allowing, the capabilities of the microbeam XRF unit recently developed at Fresno State will be presented in connection with present and future research interests.

 

Biography:

EDUCATION 2001-2006 Ph.D. in Physics, Medical Physics program (CAMPEP in 2010), Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
1999-2001 M.Sc. in Medical Physics, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania.
1995-1999 B.Sc. in Physics, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania.
POSITIONS 2006-2012 Postdoctoral Fellow, Physics Department, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.
2008-2014 Physics Lecturer, Physics Department, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.
2014-present Assistant Professor of Biomedical Physics, California State University, Fresno, California, United States.

 

Friday 10:45-11:45 a.m., SSB 120 (noting the room change). Refreshments will be served from 10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Questions regarding the seminar series should be directed to Prof. Bin Liu