January 25, 2021
MNE professor takes part in national panel on low-dose radiation
Amir A. Bahadori, assistant professor in the Alan Levin Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, was an invited panelist for the American Nuclear Society nationally broadcast program, "Talking about Low-Dose Radiation."
The question-and-answer format took place Jan. 21 and was a follow-up to questions from the American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting President's Special Session. The expert panel discussed how best to communicate risks of low-dose radiation, addressing what scientists and engineers can do to help dispel myths about radiation and nuclear use while explaining their benefits, as well as what can be learned from how other industries manage risk.
Bahadori is director of the Radiological Engineering Analysis Laboratory at Kansas State University where his research focuses on characterization of radiation environments, response of humans and electronics to radiation exposure, and radiation imaging.
Other panel members were Donald A. Cool, Electric Power Research Institute; Shaheen Dewji, Texas A&M University; and Paul Locke, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. The event was moderated by Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar, Idaho State University and president of the American Nuclear Society.