Hans-Georg Menzel

Hans-Georg Menzel, Chairman, CERN (retired), Geneva, Switzerland


Hans-Georg Menzel received his Diploma in physics from the Technical University Munich and his Ph.D. from the University of Saarland (Germany). His research career in radiation biophysics and medical physics started in 1970 at the Joint Research Centre in Ispra (Italy) and continued at the German Cancer Research Centre, Heidelberg and the University of Saarland (Germany). Following ten years work as scientific programme manager at the European Commission in Brussels (Belgium), he became in 1999 the leader of CERN’s Radiation Protection Group, Geneva (Switzerland) until his retirement in 2009.  His main research interests are in the areas of dosimetry and microdosimetry of high-LET radiations and applications in medical physics, radiation biology, radiation therapy and radiation protection. His research work has led to 120 publications. He has been teaching at the University of Saarland and as Invited Professor at the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). Hans-Georg Menzel has served on numerous international and national scientific committees including of IAEA, US National Academy of Sciences and the EC. He is a member of ICRP since 1997, since 2007 member of the Main Commission of ICRP. He was elected to the ICRU Commission in 1993 and serves as it’s chairman since 2009.

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