Wei-Hsung Wang is a professor at the Center for Energy Studies, director of the Radiation Safety Office, an adjunct professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, the Department of Environmental Sciences, and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, and a clinical professor of Radiology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans. He is also a research affiliate member of the Graduate Faculty at LSU. He teaches Radiation Protection and Exposure Evaluation, Environmental Radiological Evaluation and Remediation, and Nuclear Facility Safety courses.
Dr. Wang received his B.S. in geology from National Taiwan University, M.S. in environmental health engineering from Northwestern University, and Ph.D. in health physics from Purdue University. He is certified by the American Board of Health Physics (ABHP), the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, and the Board of Laser Safety. He is a member of the ABHP Part II Panel of Examiners (Vice Chair 2015; Chair 2016) and the Certified Laser Safety Officer Review Board.
Dr. Wang’s research interests center on the development of feasible solutions to practical radiological protection, radiation detection, and environmental impact issues, through the application of a diverse background in bionucleonics, environmental health engineering, industrial hygiene, non-ionizing radiation, radiation instrumentation, and radiochemistry. The majority of his work has emphasized operational radiation safety, radiation detection instrumentation, air monitoring methodology, radioactive waste management, gamma-ray spectroscopy, radiation dosimetry, environmental radiation, and radiological emergency response planning and preparedness. He has contributed several book chapters and authored/co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, conference proceedings, and abstracts. In addition, he holds a U.S. patent on a real-time video radiation exposure monitoring system.
Dr. Wang is a Fellow of the HPS and was the Herman Cember Memorial Lecturer at the 2013 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exhibition in Montreal, Canada. He was the co-academic dean of the 2014 Health Physics Society (HPS) Professional Development School on Radiation Safety in Medicine. He has served as a reviewer for Health Physics, Medical Physics, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, and Nuclear Science and Techniques. He is a member of the HPS Academic Education Committee, Sigma Xi, and Phi Kappa Phi and serves on the ANSI Z136 Technical Subcommittee on Laser Safety Control Measures and Training. His professional memberships include the American Academy of Health Physics, the American Society of Safety Engineers, the HPS, and the Laser Institute of America.
Dr. Wang is a technical advisor to the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health. He was selected to participate in the 2016 Nuclear Tour de France to promote and develop exchanges about the status and knowledge of nuclear development and achievements in France and in the U.S. in different technical fields. After the Fukushima nuclear incident in Japan, he served as a radiological expert on the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Radiological Ideas Workshop. He was also an invited panelist on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Radiation Protection Standards Workshop to discuss the potential changes to the NRC’s radiation protection regulations and guidance in light of recommendations in ICRP Publication 103.
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