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Edward Waller

Edward Waller

Faculty of Energy Systems & Nuclear Science
University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Chair Title

NSERC/UNENE Industrial Research Chair in Health Physics and Environmental Safety

Chair Program

Industrial Research Chairs Program

Role

Associate Chairholder since 2008

Related Chair

Anthony Waker

Summary

The principal aim of the NSERC/UNENE Industrial Research Chair in Health Physics and Environmental Safety is to understand and minimize the radiation hazards to workers, the general population, animals and plant life that may result from the operation of nuclear power plants and related facilities. The scope of the research ranges from measuring, modeling and mapping present and expected radiation fields inside nuclear power plants as well as areas away from the power plant and extending into urban and rural areas. The research combines elements of the development of innovative devices for real time measurement of radiation fields in designated areas, computer modeling of radiation fields, and risk assessment of the impact of radiation released as a result of nuclear power plant operations on people and other living organisms, as well as the development of an on-line health physics and environmental protection information management system. Benefits to industry include the improvement of dose mitigation for workers and the adherence to the "As Low as Reasonably Achievable" or ALARA principle. In addition, several highly qualified personnel are trained through this Chair.

Dr. Waller worked in industry for 15 years prior to joining UOIT, with research and development concentrated in the areas of applied health physics, internal and external measurement of dose absorption in medical treatments, called dosimetry, radiation detection and measurement, and radiation applications. He has extensive knowledge and skills that complement the work of the Senior Chair, in particular, expertise in measuring, modelling and mapping of radiation fields typically found in nuclear power plants and related facilities, including both academic research and experience with industry applications.

Partners

  • University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE)/Réseau d'excellence universitaire en génie nucléaire (UNENE)
  • Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. (AECL)/Énergie atomique du Canada Ltée (EACL)
  • Ontario Power Generation Inc.
  • CANDU Owners Group/Groupe des propriétaires CANDU (COG)

Contact Information

Faculty of Energy Systems & Nuclear Science
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
RM UA3043
2000 Simcoe Street N.
Oshawa, Ontario
L1H 7K4

Tel.: 905-721-8668, ext. 2609
Fax: 905-721-3046
Email: ed.waller@uoit.ca

Website:
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