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Rozenfeld, Anatoly Distinguished Professor


  • School of Physics
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
  • Director - Centre for Medical Radiation Physics


Professor Anatoly Rozenfeld is the Director and founder of CMRP, and is world renowned for his research work on semiconductor radiation detectors and their application for mini- and micro- dosimetry in radiation therapy, radiation protection, nuclear medicine and space sciences.

He is a member of numerous editorial boards and international advisory committees on Solid State Dosimetry, Micro-dosimetry, IEEE Radiation Instrumentation Steering Committee, IEEE NPSS Transnational Committee and local committees, including the Australian National Hadron Therapy Steering Committee, Prostate Cancer Institute, Australian HEP Executive Board and NHMRC Academy.

He has also established a strong research programme on proton and heavy iontherapy in Australia. Professor Rozenfeld is the founder of the biennial international workshops on Mini –Micro-Nano- Dosimetry and its Applications, and Modern Technology for Prostate Cancer Treatment, and was President of the Solid State Dosimetry (SSD 16) international conference in 2010. He is Vice –Chair of International Solid State Dosimetry Organization (ISSDO)

The Medical Radiation Physics research and educational programmes developed by Professor Rozenfeld at CMRP were recently recognised as being “above world standard” by the Australian Research Council – Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). The CMRP was awarded for the second time, a special $1M grant from the NSW Cancer Institute “for further reinforcement of CMRP through the appointment of a Chair in Clinical Medical Radiation Physics”.

Moreover, Professor Rozenfeld has published more than 240 articles, 3 chapters in books, holds 18 ex- Soviet, USA, Canadian, Chinese and Australian patents, and also delivered many invited talks and seminars around the world. He is recipient of 2014 UOW Vice Chancellor Excellence Awards for Researcher of the Year and Award for Outstanding Achievements in Research Commercialization.

Selected Publications

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Impact Story

  • Brain cancer poses an exceptional clinical challenge because of poor prognosis and side effects of treatment. It affects all age groups including children with many adults being in their most productive years. Many brain cancer survivors suffer from cognitive and somatic side effects of the treatment with increased risks in children when cancer occurs before intellectual and physical development is completed. Glioblastoma is the most common and highly aggressive brain malignancy among all brain cancers. It requires potent treatments, including high dose radiation therapy due to significant radioresistance. This highlights the need for new technologies and treatments for this disease. Producing a more effective and synergistic chemo-radiation treatment that will improve survival and reduce morbidity would thus be clinically extremely valuable.


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy The Development of New Generation Microdosimetry for Quality Assurance in Hadron Therapy and BNCT
    Doctor of Philosophy Real Time Dosimetry of Proton Therapeutic Beam Using Prompt Gamma Zarifi, Melek
    Doctor of Philosophy High Spatial Resolution Silicon Detectors for Dosimetry in Moving Target Radiotherapy Duncan, Mitchell
    Doctor of Philosophy Development of a Solid State Quality Assurance System for Scanning Beams in Proton and Heavy Ion Therapy Chartier, Lachlan
    Doctor of Philosophy Development & characterisation of a novel silicon strip detector & magic plate array of silicon detectors for use in quality assurance of hadron beam radiotherapy Merchant, Aaron
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) In-Vivo Skin Diode Dosimetry For In-Vivo High Dose Rate Prostate Brachytherapy Al-qadhi, Ramaq
    Doctor of Philosophy Temporal Separation of Scintillation and Cerenkov Radiation Produced by Fiber Optic Dosimeters in Pulsed Megavoltage Photon Beams Madden, Levi
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Skin verification in head and neck cancer with eXaSkin bolus and VMAT Al-sudani, Taghreed
    Doctor of Philosophy Pre-treatment and in-vivo dosimetric verification in Intensity Modulated Arc Therapy using silicon detectors Alhujaili, Sultan
    Doctor of Philosophy Development of Magic Scintillating Plastic Fibre-Optic System (MSPFOS) for Real-time Dosimetry HDR Brachytherapy Al Towairqi, Mohammed
    Doctor of Philosophy Investigating the physics of gamma-ray induced nuclear reactions Delaney, Justin
    Doctor of Philosophy Dose Quantification and Enhancements for Particle Therapy Chacon, Andrew
    Doctor of Philosophy Characterisation of the Dose Magnifying Glass for Heavy Ion Therapy Quality Assurance Debrot, Emily
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Development of Simulation Tools for Micro and Nano-Dosimetry Bakr, Samer
    Doctor of Philosophy Porosas Target for MO-99 Prodnction Raposio, Robert
    Doctor of Philosophy Development of 4πβ (Plastic Scintillator) - 4πγ Detection System for Radionuclide Standardization Heranudin, -
    Doctor of Philosophy Quality Assurance Dosimetry in Particle Therapy James, Benjamin
    Doctor of Philosophy 3D-Brachyview Brennen, Taylah
    Doctor of Philosophy Advanced In-Vivo Dose Verification with Silicon Diode Array and EPID Co-Registration Brace, Owen
    Doctor of Philosophy Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy for Complex Treatment Deliveries Le, Albert
    Doctor of Philosophy Localization Accuracy of PET-CT Defined Target Volumes under Respiratory Motion for Radiation Therapy Osman, Timia
    Doctor of Philosophy Iterative conc-beam CT reconstruction Cai, Meng
    Doctor of Philosophy Silicon on insulator microdosimetry in aviation and space. Development of innovative detector for radiation protection. Peracchi, Stefania
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Development of a Multiscale Computational Phantom for Molecular Radiation Therapy Dosimetry Salman, Muhammad
    Doctor of Philosophy Development of a Novel Dose Quantification Method for Heavy Ion Radiotherapy Using In-Beam Positron Emission Tomography Imaging Rutherford, Harley
    Doctor of Philosophy Skin Dose Enhancement from an Inline MRI-Linac: Dosimetry with MOSkin and Dose Magnifying Glass Patterson, Elizabeth
    Doctor of Philosophy Gamma Activation Analysis for on-line Mineral Sorting Applications Delpiano, Shaun
    Doctor of Philosophy Characterisation of Organic Electronic Components for Dosimetry in Radiotherapy Posar, Jessie
    Doctor of Philosophy Optimization of Pencil beam... Maes, Dominic
    Doctor of Philosophy Creating a framework for an audit of a national program of stereotactic radiosurgery Munoz, Luis
    Doctor of Philosophy Establishment of Diagnostic Reference Levels for Adult Computed Tomography (CT) Examinations Performed in Australia Alwadi, Taleb
    Doctor of Philosophy Clinical Dosimetry of Alpha DaRT Lielkajis, Mitchell
    Doctor of Philosophy Development of a Real-Time Toxic Elements Analyser using X-ray Fluorescence Webster, Jack
    Doctor of Philosophy Radiobiological Effectiveness of Charged Particle Therapeutic Beams: Experimental Derivation and Application for Treatment Optimization Pan, Vladimir
    Doctor of Philosophy Characterization and development of enhanced radiation dosimetry using Graphene-analogue materials for radiotherapy applications Althobaiti, Raed
    Doctor of Philosophy Radiation Detector For Quality Assurance of the Alpha DART (Diffusion Alpha-emitters Radiation Therapy) Technology Su, Fang
    Master of Research - EIS Optimisation of the End-To-End Phantom for Real-Time High Dose Rate Prostate Brachytherapy Verification Ambrosi, Nicholas
    Doctor of Philosophy Development and commissioning of various solid state detectors and dedicated phantoms for patient specific HDR brachytherapy QA Poder, Joel
    Doctor of Philosophy Develop Motion Management Techniques for Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy Treatments on TomoTherapy Hu, Yunfei
    Doctor of Philosophy Innovative silicon detector for 3D construction of Dose in External beam radiothereapy Newall, M
    Doctor of Philosophy Kilovolt Range Characterisation and Diagnostic Applications of the MOSkin Dosimeter Thorpe, Nathan


  • medical physics, radiotherapy, radiation protection, radiobiology, medical imaging computing; geant4; radiation dosimetry

Web Of Science Researcher Id

  • D-1989-2014

Selected Publications