Organizational Committee

General Chair:
Philip L Cole
Lamar University, USA


General Co-Chair:
Aliz Simon

Aliz Simon has more than 20 years professional expertise in accelerator science and technology. She got her PhD in Physics. Her research focused on material modification and analysis in the field of semiconductors and thin films. Furthermore, she routinely investigated material composition of heritage objects for provenancing and manufacturing.

Aliz Simon joined the IAEA Physics Section in 2010. Her job is to support international cooperation on the development of accelerator-based techniques and applications thereof, and foster exchange of scientific results and develop collaboration concepts and policy among the stakeholders as Research Institutes, Universities and Government.

Technical Program Chair:
Valeriia N. Starovoitova


After receiving her PhD at Purdue University, Valeriia Starovoitova started working at the Idaho Accelerator Center (IAC), Idaho State University. She was involved in several applied nuclear physics projects, including feasibility of photonuclear production of isotopes, nuclear waste transmutation, and photon activation analysis. In 2013 she was invited to join Niowave, Inc., a company that delivers and commissions superconducting electron accelerators. Dr. Starovoitova’s task was to establish and lead the Applied Physics Group, which by 2018 grew to ten researchers including nuclear physicists and engineers, radiochemists, health physicist, and material scientists.  In 2018 Dr. Starovoitova started working at IAEA as a Radiation Technology Coordination Officer.  Her current work is focused on assessment of alternative radiation technologies, particularly uses of particle accelerators for medical device sterilization, food irradiation, and material processing. In addition to the aforementioned work, for over 15 years Dr. Starovoitova has been teaching various physics and radiation technology courses as well as mentoring students conducting research for their theses and capstone projects – at Purdue University, Idaho State University, and World Nuclear University.

Topic Organizers

Topic Topic Organizer Organization (Country) Email
Accelerator Facilities Andrew Hutton Jefferson Lab (USA)


Sotirios Charisopoulos IAEA


Frances Marshall IAEA


Accelerator Design and Technology Peter Ostroumov MSU (USA)


Natko Skukan IAEA


High-Power Accelerator Components and Targets John Galambos ORNL (USA)


Eric Pitcher LANL (USA)


Nuclear Data Jean-Christophe Sublet IAEA


Adriaan Buijs McMaster University (Canada)


Accelerators for Material Science Yanwen Zhang ORNL


Ian Swainson IAEA


Accelerators for Security and Forensics Lance Garrison DOE (USA)


Richard Lanza MIT (USA)


Accelerators for Environmental Studies Franco Lucarelli University of Florence/INFN (Italy)


Bum Soo Han IAEA


Accelerators for Cultural Heritage Loic Bertrand SOLEIL (France)


Samuel Webb SLAC (USA)


Medical Applications of Accelerators Carol Johnson Fermilab (USA)


Oliver Kester TRIUMF (Canada)


Industrial Applications of Accelerators Jerry Peterson University of Colorado Boulder (USA)


Robert Hamm R&M Tech Enterprise (USA)


Charles A. Cooper Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (USA)


Registration is open

Abstract submission deadline:
January 6, 2020

Preliminary program available:
March 6, 2020

Full papers deadline:
April 2, 2020

Conference starts:
April 5, 2020