Department of Radiation Measurement and Physical Dosimetry

Research Overview

The Department of Radiation Measurement and Physical Dosimetry carries out development of measurement techniques and dose assessment using physical approaches. In order to accurately understand exposure situations, radiation measurements and nuclide analysis in the environment as well as the human body are indispensable. Dose is estimated according to the type of radiation and its concentration in the area of exposure, and various samples must be collected and analyzed to complement the assessment value. In addition, internal radiation dose is assessed from the measurement of radioactive nuclides absorbed into the human body. While identifying the radioactive nuclide which is the cause of exposure is especially important for accurate dose assessment, we also develop rapid and convenient measurement methods for cases of emergency.

Department Organization

  • ・Professor Dr. Shinji Tokonami
  • ・Associate Professor Yasutaka Omori

Recent Projects

  1. Grants-in-Aid for the Promotion of Joint International Research (Fostering Joint International Research (B)),” Study on the radiation exposure for the residents at unique radiation environment in Sulawesi Island, Indonesia”(FY2018-FY2020)
  2. Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Fukushima Innovation Coast Framework Promotion Program, “Establishments of research and education program of radiation in Namie Town”(FY2018-FY2020)
  3. The Sumitomo Foundation, “Investigation of inhalation exposure of naturally occurring radioactive material at lung-cancer prone area in Northern Thailand”(FY2018-FY2019)
  4. Ministry of the Environment, Project of nuclear disaster impact survey, etc. Effect of low-dose radiation exposure on human health, ”Dose estimation for residents in Namie Town” (FY2017-FY2019)
  5. Grants-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research, “The elucidation of the human effect of radioactive aerosol caused by inhalation”(FY2016-FY2018)
  6. Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), “Development of portable type radiation monitor for the investigation of high lung cancer potential area caused by radon inhalation”(FY2018-FY2020)
  7. Hirosaki University Institution Research “The elucidation of the human effect due to the low-dose chronic radiation exposure utilizing global network” (FY2018-FY2020)
  8. Joint research Development on emergency dust monitor (private sector) (FY2018?)