Paul M. DeLuca

Paul M. DeLuca, Jr. Vice Chairman, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, The University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, Wisconsin, USA


Paul M. DeLuca received a B.S. in Physics and Math in 1966 and a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics from the University of Notre Dame in 1971. That same year he joined the University of Wisconsin as a Research Associate and in 1975 he was appointed to the Faculty of the Department of Radiology. Following the creation of the Department of Medical Physics in 1981, he served as chair from 1987 through 1998 and holds an appointment as Professor in the Departments of Medical Physics, Radiology, Human Oncology, Physics and Engineering Physics. In 1999 he assumed a role in the Medical School as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, and his administrative role was expanded in 2001 with his appointment as Vice Dean. In July of 2009, he assumed the position of Provost of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests have concentrated on fast neutron dosimetry including the production of intense sources of fast neutrons, determination of elemental neutron kerma factors, and the application of microdosimetry to radiation dosimetry. He is an internationally recognized expert in high energy particle radiation effects on humans. He served as a member and Chair of the Threat Reduction Program (TR PRC) at Los Alamos and in numerous national and international associations and professional societies. He was elected to the ICRU Commission in 1993.

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