Francesca Quinto

Dr. Francesca Quinto completed her PhD in Environmental Science at the ?Seconda Universitá degli Studi di Napoli? (2004) on the determination of radioactive contamination in the vicinity of the Garigliano nuclear power plant (2005-2008). Since then she has gained twelve years of experience in the various analytical methods used to study actinides in the environment; here especially in accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). After a stay at the VERA Laboratory of the University of Vienna and a post-doc research grant at the EC JRC Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU) in Karlsruhe, she has been a research assistant at the Institute for Nuclear Waste Management (KIT-INE) since 2013. Her current research focuses on the ultra-trace analysis of actinides and long-lived fission products in the context of the safety of the geological disposal of nuclear waste.

Ulrich W. Scherer

Prof. Dr. Ulrich W. Scherer is a graduate of the Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz, where he received his doctorate in 1989 with a thesis on the synthesis and investigation of the chemical properties of actinides and transactinides after graduating in chemistry (1986). As a postdoctoral fellow he worked in the radio pharmacy at the Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland), from where he moved to the Research Institute in Karlsruhe and then to the Clinic of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt. Since October 1997 he has been professor for nuclear and radiochemistry at the FH Aachen Campus Jülich.

Since March 2016 he has been professor of physical chemistry and radiochemistry at the HS Mannheim. In addition to the production of radionuclides, his fields of work are the development of radioanalytical methods and neutron activation analysis and their industrial fields of work, e.g. in dismantling and nuclear disposal. He has been editor of Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids since 2007 and is a regular reviewer for Radiochimica Acta and other journals.


Georg Steinhauser

Prof. Dr. Georg Steinhauser is a graduate of the University of Vienna (diploma 2003, chemistry) and the Technical University of Vienna (doctorate 2005, radiochemistry). After ten years working around the TRIGA reactor at the Atomic Institute of the Vienna University of Technology, he accepted a position at Colorado State University (Tenure Track Faculty, Radiochemistry) in 2013, from where he was appointed to Leibniz University Hannover in October 2015. His current focus is on environmental radioactivity after Fukushima and Chernobyl as well as nuclear forensics. Steinhauser is (co-) author of around 80 publications, including a member of the GDCh, GÖCH, DPG, ASER and executive officer of the Biology and Medicine Division of the American Nuclear Society. Since 2016 he has been editor of the journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research.

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