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Guatelli, Susanna A/Prof

Associate Professor

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

Overview


Associate Professor Susanna Guatelli is an international leading expert of Monte Carlo radiation transport simulation codes for radiation physics, including medical applications and radiation protection in Earth labs, aviation and space. 

And space is where Guatelli’s research career began. After obtaining a Master (Laurea) in Physics at the University of Genova (Italy),  S. Guatelli had a PhD focused on radiation protection of astronauts in missions to Mars within the Aurora Project of the European Space Agency. She was based at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, where she had the opportunity to contribute to challenging research projects spanning from radiation monitoring for the Large Hadron Collider to the effect of radiation at DNA level in astronauts. 

Since then she has been contributing to the development and benchmarking of Geant4 for medical physics applications. 

To this day, S. Guatelli continues to conduct research in this field. She is Theme Leader of "Monte Carlo simulations" in the Centre For Medical Radiation Physics, Physics, UOW.

Since 2018, S. Guatelli is member of the Steering Board of the Geant4 International Collaboration, Coordinator of the Geant4 Advanced Examples Group, Coordinator of the Geant4 Medical Physics Benchmarking Group.

S. Guatelli teaches with the Degrees offered by the School of Physics, UOW. She is Academic Director of the Bachelor in Medical and Radiation Physics.

She is very passionate about public outreach activities aimed to inspire the study of physics among the young generations. 

S. Guatelli has been chair/co-chair of several international workshops and conference sessions dedicated to Monte Carlo codes applied to medical physics. She is Associate Editor of Physica Medica and of Applied Radiation and Isotopes.

In 2016 she was selected as researcher profile showcased in the “Women of Impact” publication of the University of Wollongong.






 


Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • In the past twenty years Geant4 (www.geant4.org), a Monte Carlo code originally developed to describe particle interactions in High Energy Physics Experiments, such as the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, has been extended to medical physics and space science applications. Since 2002, A/Prof Guatelli is member of the international Geant4 Collaboration and has been contributing to extend and validate the capability of Geant4 for medical physics, including dosimetry, micro- and nano- dosimetry, radiobiology. In addition she manages, designs and teaches in Geant4 schools attended by physics students, researchers and medical physicists.  Nowadays Geant4 is recognised a very successful Monte Carlo code for medical physics and she contributed to this result with her research.

Available as Research Supervisor

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Microbeam Radiation Therapy: Development of Instrumentation and Software Tools for Quality Assurance Cameron, Matthew
    Doctor of Philosophy Real Time Dosimetry of Proton Therapeutic Beam Using Prompt Gamma Zarifi, Melek
    Doctor of Philosophy Study of Dosimetry and Magnetic Fields From MRI Linac's Causer, Trent
    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 Dose quantification and enhancement in particle therapy Chacon, Andrew
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Development of Simulation Tools for Micro and Nano-Dosimetry Bakr, Samer
    Doctor of Philosophy Lanthanide nanoparticles for image guided multimodal therapies Engels, Elette
    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 Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy for Complex Treatment Deliveries Le, Albert
    Doctor of Philosophy Silicon on insulator microdosimetry for radiation protection in space and aviation: development of innovative detectors Peracchi, Stefania
    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 Development and Experimental Validation of a Monte Carlo Based Treatment Planning System for Microbeam Radiation Therapy Paino, Jason
    Doctor of Philosophy Feasibility Study of Novel Semiconducting Materials for Microdosimetry in Radioprotection Large, Matt
    Doctor of Philosophy Mixed gamma/neutron field dosimetry and microdosimetry in Boron Neutron Capture Therapy Jakubowski, Klaudiusz
    Doctor of Philosophy Experimental verification of volumetric repainting for a multi-room pencil beam scanning (PBS) proton therapy system Rana, Suresh B

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • C-2896-2014

Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • In the past twenty years Geant4 (www.geant4.org), a Monte Carlo code originally developed to describe particle interactions in High Energy Physics Experiments, such as the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, has been extended to medical physics and space science applications. Since 2002, A/Prof Guatelli is member of the international Geant4 Collaboration and has been contributing to extend and validate the capability of Geant4 for medical physics, including dosimetry, micro- and nano- dosimetry, radiobiology. In addition she manages, designs and teaches in Geant4 schools attended by physics students, researchers and medical physicists.  Nowadays Geant4 is recognised a very successful Monte Carlo code for medical physics and she contributed to this result with her research.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Microbeam Radiation Therapy: Development of Instrumentation and Software Tools for Quality Assurance Cameron, Matthew
    Doctor of Philosophy Real Time Dosimetry of Proton Therapeutic Beam Using Prompt Gamma Zarifi, Melek
    Doctor of Philosophy Study of Dosimetry and Magnetic Fields From MRI Linac's Causer, Trent
    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 Dose quantification and enhancement in particle therapy Chacon, Andrew
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Development of Simulation Tools for Micro and Nano-Dosimetry Bakr, Samer
    Doctor of Philosophy Lanthanide nanoparticles for image guided multimodal therapies Engels, Elette
    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 Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy for Complex Treatment Deliveries Le, Albert
    Doctor of Philosophy Silicon on insulator microdosimetry for radiation protection in space and aviation: development of innovative detectors Peracchi, Stefania
    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 Development and Experimental Validation of a Monte Carlo Based Treatment Planning System for Microbeam Radiation Therapy Paino, Jason
    Doctor of Philosophy Feasibility Study of Novel Semiconducting Materials for Microdosimetry in Radioprotection Large, Matt
    Doctor of Philosophy Mixed gamma/neutron field dosimetry and microdosimetry in Boron Neutron Capture Therapy Jakubowski, Klaudiusz
    Doctor of Philosophy Experimental verification of volumetric repainting for a multi-room pencil beam scanning (PBS) proton therapy system Rana, Suresh B

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • C-2896-2014
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