1. Kansas State University
  2. »Division of Communications and Marketing
  3. »K-State Today
  4. »Bahadori elected to national scientific authority on radiation protection

K-State Today

April 3, 2024

Bahadori elected to national scientific authority on radiation protection

Submitted by Amir A. Bahadori

Amir Bahadori

Amir A. Bahadori, associate professor in the Alan Levin Department of Mechanical Engineering, was recently elected to the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, or NCRP.

Bahadori was officially recognized as a council member at the 2024 NCRP annual meeting, which took place March 25-26 in Bethesda, Maryland. During his six-year term as one of only 100 council members across the nation, he will provide input to the council and vote on issuance of official NCRP reports. Bahadori will specifically provide expertise in radiation measurements and dosimetry.

Bahadori is certified in the comprehensive practice of health physics, another term for radiation protection, by the American Board of Health Physics. He and his students, along with Dan Andresen, professor of computer science, are currently working with world-leading radiation science experts on the Million Person Study, which seeks to better understand the health effects of ionizing radiation through analysis of exposure data and health outcomes for approximately 1 million U.S. radiation workers and atomic veterans.

The NCRP is a congressionally chartered organization that serves as the foremost independent scientific authority on radiation protection in the United States. It produces documents that represent scientific consensus on radiation issues of importance to the nation, including measurement and mitigation of radon, medical worker exposures and astronaut radiation protection. NASA, the U.S. Department of Energy and other federal agencies routinely seek NCRP’s guidance.

In this issue

From the administration
Personnel changes
Kudos, publications and presentations
Campus construction and maintenance
Newsletters, magazines and blogs
University life