NUSPRASEN Workshop on Nuclear Science Applications




Dear Colleagues,

a Workshop on Nuclear Science Applications will take place in Helsinki from 25 to 27 November 2019. The workshop is organized within the NUSPRASEN work package of ENSAR2, the integrating activity for European research in Nuclear Structure, Nuclear Reactions and Applications of Nuclear Science (,

Sessions on applications in the following fields will be held:

  • medical field
  • heritage science
  • nuclear safety, security and safeguards
  • collaboration with and the needs of industry

Additionally, a discussion on future collaborations in nuclear science applications will be organised.

One or two invited speakers will set the stage for each session, and be followed by presentations to be selected from submitted abstracts.

More detailed information will be distributed at the end of August.

Please find more information under Important Information

Best wishes

from the Scientific Committee:

  • Daniel Bemmerer (HZDR, Dresden)
  • Peter Dendooven (Univ. Groningen & Univ. Helsinki)
  • Zsolt Fülöp (Atomki, Debrecen)
  • Paul Greenlees (Univ. Jyväskylä)
  • Ari Jokinen (Univ. Jyväskylä)
  • Giulio Magrin (MedAustron, Wiener Neustadt)
  • Timo Sajavaara (Univ. Jyväskylä)
  • Christoph Scheidenberger (GSI, Darmstadt)
  • Mihai Straticiuc (IFIN-HH Bucharest)
  • Peter Thirolf (LMU Munich)
  • Livius Trache (IFIN-HH, Bucharest)
  • Giuseppe Verde (INFN, Catania)

and the Local Organizing Committee:

  • Peter Dendooven (Univ. Groningen & Univ. Helsinki)
  • Paul Greenless (Univ. Jyväskylä)
  • Ari Jokinen (Univ. Jyväskylä)
  • Timo Sajavaara (Univ. Jyväskylä)



Second Circular
  • abdelkarim bazza
  • Aleksandra Ristic Fira
  • Alessia Embriaco
  • Alireza Najafi
  • Ana Luísa Lopes
  • Andrey Danilov
  • Anna Mastroberardino
  • Ari Jokinen
  • Ariel Tarifeno-Saldivia
  • Athena Shahsavand
  • Bashir Bashiri
  • Chemseddine Ananna
  • Christoph Scheidenberger
  • Corneliu-Catalin PONTA
  • César Domingo Pardo
  • Dana Niculae
  • Daniel Bemmerer
  • David Cullen
  • David Rapagnani
  • Denise McCluskey
  • Devanshu Jha
  • Dimiter Balabanski
  • Edgar Barlerin
  • Erik Brücken
  • Francesco Pennazio
  • Gabriel Turturica
  • Giulio Magrin
  • Gyanendra Joshi
  • Hamid Basiri
  • Hannes Vainionpää
  • Helen Boston
  • Hossam Hassan
  • Ilkka Pohjalainen
  • Isabella Maschio
  • Ivan Petrovic
  • Jouni Niskanen
  • Juha Äystö
  • Kai Vetter
  • Kari Peräjärvi
  • Kerttuli Helariutta
  • Livius Trache
  • Luca Pezzati
  • Lucio Gialanella
  • Mahdy Ebrahimi Loushab
  • makengele loya juresse
  • Marco Durante
  • Marco Schippers
  • Mayank Rajput
  • Mihai Radu
  • Mihai Straticiuc
  • Mihály Veres
  • Mikko Laitinen
  • Moti Perets
  • Muhsin Harakeh
  • nadia erraji
  • Narmin Nasibova
  • NAWAF Alshammari
  • Nihal Buyukcizmeci
  • Olli Salmi
  • Pablo Cirrone
  • Patricia Engel
  • Paul Greenlees
  • Peter Dendooven
  • Peter Thirolf
  • Pouyan Najafi
  • Rosasilvia Raggio
  • safa elj
  • Sakari Ihantola
  • Sarah Fisher
  • Shavkat Akhmadaliev
  • Sofia Colombi
  • Sonia Utermann
  • Sophia Pells
  • Stefanie Kirschenmann
  • Tapani Honkamaa
  • Teemu Siiskonen
  • Timo Sajavaara
  • Timothy Jull
  • Topi Tupasela
  • Tugba ARICI
  • Ulli Köster
  • Violeta Iancu
  • Vladimir Plekhanov
  • Vladyslav Litichevskyi
  • Zoltán Szőkefalvi-Nagy
  • Zsolt Fulop
  • Žiga Četrtič
Contact Information
    • 09:00 10:30
      Applications in Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards
      • 09:00
        Opening / Welcome 10m
        Speaker: Dr Peter Dendooven (KVI-CART, University of Groningen)
      • 09:10
        Spent fuel containers: too well shielded! 40m
        Speaker: Isabella Maschio (European Commission - Joint Research Center)
      • 09:50
        Visualizing radiation in 3D and in real-time for nuclear safety and security 30m
        Speaker: Kai Vetter (University of California Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
    • 10:30 10:55
      Coffee Break 25m
    • 10:55 12:30
      Applications in Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards
      • 10:55
        Effective Z evaluation using monoenergetic gamma rays and neural networks 22m
        Speaker: Gabriel Turturica (IFIN-HH / ELI-NP)
      • 11:17
        Improved material identification in x-ray back-scatter imaging using a spectrum filtration method 23m
        Speaker: Sarah Fisher (University of Manchester)
      • 11:40
        Replacing nuclear reactor with neutron generator in fission track method 22m
        Speaker: Hannes Vainionpää (NeutronGate Oy)
      • 12:02
        Assaying spent nuclear fuel with Passive Neutron Albedo Reactivity 23m
        Speaker: Topi Tupasela (STUK)
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch Break 1h 30m
    • 14:00 15:30
      Applications in Medicine (1)
      • 14:00
        Radionuclides for medicine 30m
        Speaker: Dr Ulli Köster (Institut Laue-Langevin)
      • 14:30
        The FOOT experiment: enhancing the understanding of fragmentation processes in hadrontherapy and space radiation protection 15m
        Speaker: Sofia Colombi
      • 14:45
        The INSIDE in-vivo hadrontherapy monitoring 15m
        Speaker: Francesco Pennazio
      • 15:00
        Geant4 systematic study and development of a beam monitor for the FRACAS apparatus for hadrontherapy cross section measurements 15m
        Speaker: Edgar Barlerin
      • 15:15
        A Novel High-Resolution Brain-PET System Based on Resistive Plate Chambers: an Efficiency Study 15m
        Speaker: Ana Luísa Lopes
    • 15:30 16:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 16:00 18:15
      Applications in Medicine (1)
      • 16:00
        Progress in particle therapy: have we reached the limit? 30m
        Speaker: Marco Durante (GSI, Darmstadt)
      • 16:30
        A FLUKA Monte Carlo study on the contribution of target fragmentation in protontherapy for the MoVe-IT project 15m
        Speaker: Alessia Embriaco
      • 16:45
        Discussion on future collaboration 1h 15m
    • 09:00 10:30
      Applications in Medicine (2)
      • 09:00
        Developments in Particle Therapy Using Nuclear Science and Technology 30m
        Speaker: Marco Schippers (PSI)
      • 09:30
        Hadron therapy: from the conventional approach to the potential use of laser- accelerated beams 30m
        Speaker: Dr Pablo Cirrone (INFN-LNS)
      • 10:00
        Terbium Production with Helium Beams on Europium 15m
        Speaker: Andrey Danilov
      • 10:15
        Production of Copper Medical Radioisotopes in a Variable Energy Cyclotron 15m
        Speaker: Dr Dana Niculae (Horia Hulubei National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering)
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Applications in Medicine (2)
      • 11:00
        Establishing quantitative imaging of novel theranostic terbium isotopes 15m
        Speaker: Sophia Pells
      • 11:15
        Light yield and pulse shape discrimination of flexible siloxane scintillators under H+ irradiation 15m
        Speaker: Rosasilvia Raggio
      • 11:30
        Dosimetry with LINrem detectors in high energy and pulsed neutron fields 15m
        Speaker: Ariel Tarifeño-Saldivia
      • 11:45
        Impact of Charged Particle Exposure on DNA Double-Strand Break Generation in Human Cancer Cells 15m
        Speaker: Aleksandra Ristic Fira
      • 12:00
        Assessment of DNA DSBs for the Validation of the GEANT4-DNA Simulation Toolkit 15m
        Speaker: Prof. Ivan Petrovic (Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia)
      • 12:15
        Proton radiobiology setups at IFIN-HH: preliminary results at low and high (FLASH) dose rates 15m
        Speaker: Dr Mihai Radu (Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering)
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch Break 1h 30m
    • 14:00 15:20
      Applications in Heritage Science
      • 14:00
        E-RIHS. The European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science: State of play and perspectives 30m
        Speaker: Luca Pezzati (CNR)
      • 14:30
        Preservation of cultural heritage by radiation and the role of IAEA 30m
        Speaker: Bum Soo Han (IAEA)
      • 15:00
        Applications Of Accelerator Mass Spectrometry for Heritage Studies 20m
        Speaker: Timothy Jull
    • 15:20 15:50
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 15:50 17:10
      Applications in Heritage Science
      • 15:50
        Irradiation Treatments of Cultural Heritage Artifacts 20m
        Speaker: Corneliu-Catalin Ponta
      • 16:10
        Ion Beams for Cultural Heritage at IFIN-HH 20m
        Speaker: Dr Mihai Straticiuc (Horia Hulubei National Institute for R&D in Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH))
      • 16:30
        Nondestructive material inspections using brilliant gamma beams at ELI-NP 20m
        Speaker: Violeta Iancu
      • 16:50
        Challenges in written heritage conservation 20m
        Speaker: Patricia Engel
    • 09:00 10:25
      Collaboration with and the Needs of Industry
      • 09:00
        Commercial applications of research institute Tandem accelerators: the Rossendorf example 55m
        Speaker: Dr Shavkat Akhmadaliev (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf)
      • 09:55
        Radioactive ion implantation for wear measurements at CIRCE 30m
        Speaker: David Rapagnani
    • 10:25 10:55
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 10:55 12:30
      Collaboration with and the Needs of Industry
      • 10:55
        Innovation through science-industry collaboration: the EIT model 35m
        Speaker: Denise McCluskey
      • 11:30
        Proton imaging – from a research prototype to a commercial product 25m
        Speaker: Žiga Četrtič
      • 11:55
        R&D, innovation and physicist knowledge needs for radioactive waste characterization 25m
        Speaker: Mihaly Veres
      • 12:20
        Workshop Closing 10m
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch Break 1h 30m