Contact Points

Contact Points of the EANNORM network are individuals with proven experience in specific fields as shown in the list below. They may be contacted by email.

Name First name Affiliation Position Email Country Place Professional Experience
Auxtova Ludmila Regional Public Health Authority Department Radiation Protection, Section Head Slovakia Banská Bystrica Nuclear physicist, specialization dosimetry and applications of ionizing radiation, working experience 24 years in different fields of radiation protection

– inspection activities (medical facilities; industrial facilities)
– environmental radiation monitoring
– gamma spectrometry
– educational activities in radiation protection
– participation in the Slovak Radiation Monitoring Network
– member of the Ministry of Health Workgroup responsible for preparing of new legislative documents in the field of radiation protection
– member of the mobile group of the Radiation Protection Department, responsible for solving problems with lost and found radioactive materials

Biermans Geert Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) Expert natural radioactivity Belgium Brussels Expert on natural radioactivity (NORM, contaminated sites and cosmic radiation) at the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC – Belgian radiation protection authority).

Expertise on environmental radioactivity and exposure of non-human biota.

Bolivar Juan Pedro University of Huelva, Department of Applied Physics Vicerrector

Director of the Research Group Radiation Physics and Environment Spain Huelva Developping of radiometric methods to measure low levels of natural radionuclides in the environment.

Evaluation of radioactive environmental impact of NORM industries.

Evaluation of the radiological occupational exposiures of NORM industries.

Meteorology and atmospheric pollution (ozone and its precursors).

Application of natural radionuclides as markers of environmental processes.

Carvalho Fernando P. Laboratório de Protecção e Segurança Radiológica

Instituto Superior Técnico/Campus Tecnológico Nuclear. Universidade de Lisboa

Estrada Nacional 10, km 139,7

2695-066 Bobadela LRS


Principal Investigator Portugal Sacavém Research on alpha emitting radionuclides in the environment and at the worplace. Analysis by alpha and gamma spectrometry.
On going work on Norms (phosphate) and mining industry, including uranium industry.

Examples of publications:
Fernando P. Carvalho, Obete F. Matine, Suzete Tíımo, João M. Oliveira, Lidia Silva and Margarida Malta. Radionuclides and radiation doses in heavy mineral sands and other mining operations in Mozambique. Radiation Protection Dosimetry (2014), Vol. 158, No. 2, pp. 181–186

F. P. Carvalho, João M. Oliveira (2008). Bioassay of 210Po in human urine and internal contamination of man. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 280: 363-366.

F. P. Carvalho, J. M. Oliveira (2008). Radioactivity in soils and horticulture products near uranium mining sites. In: Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology, Broder J. Merkel and A. Hasche-Berger (Ed.), pp 381-387. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.

F.P. Carvalho, 1995. 210Po and 210Pb intake by the Portuguese population: the contribution of seafood in the dietary intake of 210Po and 210Pb. Health Physics 69(4): 469-480.

Chavasse Roland Tantalum-Niobium International Study Center (T.I.C.) Director Belgium Lasne Roland Chavasse is Director to the T.I.C. and has experience of working on NORM transport issues concerning tantalum and niobium raw materials.
Clouvas Alexandros Aristotelion Universitiy Thessaloniki

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Nuclear Technology Laboratory

Professor of Nuclear Technology

Occupational activity: Teaching and Research Greece Thessaloniki Since 2002 working as Professor at the Nuclear Technology Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Administrative positions as: Greek delegate in the EURATOM fission commission FP7, Member of the Environment Council of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Member of the Greek Emergency plan for radioactive contamination, Member of WG3 of EURADOS   as expert in in situ gamma spectroscopy, Member of IAEA ALMERA (Analytical Laboratories Monitoring Environmental Radioactivity) network

Current research interest: Radiation metrology (in situ gamma spectrometry, detector simulation); Environmental radioactivity (gamma radiation, cosmic radiation, indoor radon, radon in thermal spas); Ion induced particle emission (electrons, ions, molecular ions) from solid surfaces under fast ion bombardment

Döring Joachim Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz Fachgebietsleiter / Head Coordinating Office for ENORM Germany Berlin Natural radioactivity, measuring methods for alpha-, beta-, gamma-radiations, dosimetry, gamma-spectrometry, estimate of activity concentrations in industrial residues with enhanced natural radioactivity, e.g. from gas- and oil-industry, estimate of exposure to workers at working places and to individuals of the public
Ernst-Elz Andreas Ministerium für Justiz, Gleichstellung und Integration des Landes Schleswig-Holstein, Referat Strahlenschutz deputy of head of division Germany Kiel Administration:

– competent authority for: monitoring of environmental radiation, licensing the handling of radioactive substances and government surveillance, government surveillance of use of X-rays, measures along with illicit use of radioactive substances

Profession: physicist, lecturer in radiation protection courses, radiation protection commissioner

Fenton David Environmental Protection Agency Manager, Radon and Radiation Measurement Services Ireland The Environmental Protection Agency provides advice and information to the public and Irish government on the protection against the hazards from cosmic radiation, naturally occurring radioactive materials and radon gas in homes and workplaces.
Garcia-Tenorio Rafael University of Seville, Department of Applied Physics, II E.T.S Arquitectura Research Professor Spain Seville Occupational and public radiological assesments associated to several NORM industries (Phosphoric acid production factories by the wet acid method; titanium dioxide plant, gas production facilities).

Research regarding decomissioning of NORM facilities and the remediation of NORM contaminated lands.

Gehrcke Klaus Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz Head of Division „Monitoring of Environmental Radioactivity“ Germany Berlin Environmental monitoring, radiological evaluation of NORM and radioactive legacies, Dose assessments, radiation protection legislation (with the focus on natural radioactivity)
Gellermann Rainer Nuclear Control & Consulting GmbH Department Manager Germany Braunschweig Physicist; Research in application of decay series radionuclides in geo- and environmental sciences from 1977 to 1990. Since 1990 work in environmental consulting with a focus on naturally occurring radionuclides.

Special experience with
– Radiological characterization of NORM.
– Process analysis regarding TENORM formation in industrial processes.
– Estimation and assessment of radiation exposures from NORM and other radioactive substances.
– Radio-ecological modelling.
– Assessment and remediation of radioactive contaminated sites.
– Clearance of NORM residues and radioactive waste from regulatory control.
– Radionuclide migration in groundwater. Groundwater monitoring.

Halldórsson Holm Óskar Icelandic Radiation Safety Authority Specialist Iceland Reykjavík BSc, Physics, 1999, University of Iceland

MSc, Astrophysics, 2001, University of Iceland

PhD, Cosmological Physics, 2010 (pending), University of California, Davis2000-2001: Radiation Physicist at the Landspitalinn University Hospital, Reykjavík, Iceland

2009-present: Specialist, IRSA

Hefner Alfred AUSTRIAN RESEARCH CENTERS GmbH – ARC, Radiation Safety and Applications, Fachbereich Gutachten Head Austria Seibersdorf Studies: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Philosophy, Law

University-Lecturer in Radiation Protection

Since 1969 employed: Austrian Research Centers GmbH, former Forschungszentrum Seibersdorf, former Österreichische Studiengesellschaft für Atomenergie.

Over 140 scientific articles

Member of the board of the Austrian Radiation Protection Association (former President)

Member of the German – Swiss Fachverband für Strahlenschutz

Adviser to the Austrian Government

Qualified expert

Scientific member, rapporteur and chairman of many Conferences (especially IRPA Conferences since 1973)

Hilton Julian Aleff Group Chairman United Kingdom London Currently working on NORM issues in the phosphate sector, concerning both fertilisers and phosphogypsum. In this context, acting as Co-Principal Investigator on Stack Free by ’53? – Safe, Beneficial Uses of phosphogypsum, working closely with IAEA to create an international phosphate industry group, and developing on-line support resources and knowledge-base.
Jobbágy Viktor Social Organization for Radio Ecological Cleanliness Hungary Veszprém – Alpha-particle spectrometry and gamma ray spectrometry

– Radiological characterization of NORMs and building materials

– Radon emanation/exhalation measurements of NORMs

– Waste management and usability alternatives of NORMs

– Development of radioanalytical methods for solid and liquid samples

Juhász László National Research Institute for Radiobiology and Radiohygiene Senior scientist Hungary Budapest – performing measurements for radiation levels

– improvement of environmental monitoring

– developing codes and calculations for radiation protection

– radwaste (L/I/HLW) management

– remediation of uranium mining / milling and contaminated area

– evaluation of TENORM situation

Knudson David Tantalum-Niobium International Study Center (T.I.C.) Technical Officer U.S.A. Nevada David Knudson is Technical Officer to the T.I.C. and is the focal point for matters relating to transporting NORM tantalum and niobium raw materials.
Kostov Latchesar Nuclear Regulatory Agency Deputy Chairman Bulgaria Sofia
Koufakis Markos Swedish Radiation Safety Authority,

Department of Radioactive Materials

Analyst, Control and Protection Sweden Stockholm – Radio physicist, qualified medical physicist, analyst in NORM issues.

– Extensive experience i.a. in personal dosimetry issues (external and internal dose assessments), qualified shielding calculations, in situ gamma spectrometry, radiation protection training courses for workers at scrap metal recycling industry.

Kovács Tibor University of Pannonia Head of the Institute of Radiochemistry and Radioecology Hungary Veszprém – Radioanalytical measurements of NORM/TENORM samples with alpha-particle spectrometry and gamma ray spectrometry

– Field measurements around NORM disposal

– Radon/Thoron emanation and exhalation measurements

– Development of radon/thoron measurement methods

– Development of a contaminant dispersion modelling software

– Waste management and usability alternatives of NORMs

– Co-ordinator of international collaborations and projects

Kunze Christian IAF-Radioökologie GmbH Managing Director Germany Radeberg Diploma and PhD in Physics, MBA (Birmingham)

Active in fields related to radiation protection since 1995, particularly in the field of Uranium mining and milling (closure, rehabilitation). Responsible for development of WISUTEC’s NORM/TENORM practice since 2002. Experience in numerous German and international projects in the field of NORM/TENORM, assessment, characterisation, handling, recycling and disposal.

Ladygiene Rima Radiation Protection Centre Head of Division of Radiological Investigations Lithuania Vilnius Research activities: environmental radioactivity, dose calculations, radiation protection publications: (with co–authors) more than 20
Martin-Matarranz Jose Luis Consejo Seguridad Nuclear Spain Technical Adviser in Radiological Protection Spain Madrid Member of the Nuclear Safety Council (CSN) staff in the year 1982.

Since 1990 coordinates the programme on the protection of radon in dwellings and since 2002 the action plan launched   by the CSN for the development and application of Title VII of Euratom 96/29 Directive in Spain.

Michalik Boguslaw Central Mining Institute senior scentist Poland Katowice NORM in hard coal mining, NORM Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA –radionuclide migration, transfer factors, dose to biota), NORM Occupational Risk Assessment, gamma spectroscopy
Mora Juan-Carlos (CIEMAT) Center for research of energy, environment and technology. Researcher Spain Madrid Physicist. Fiftheen years working in different national research centers, in environmental radioactivity measurements laboratories. Nowadays working in NORM doses evaluations and modelling for workers and for the public.
Muru Karin Environmental Board Radiation Safety Department, Section Head Estonia Tallinn Administration:
– Authorization and licensing process.
– Safety assessment
– Occupational exposure control
Nikolaki Maria Greek Atomic Energy Commission Scientific Personnel (Department of Environmental Radioactivity Monitoring) Greece Agia Paraskevi, Athens Radiation physicist, PhD in Chemical Engineering
– inspection activities (NORM industrial facilities, scrap metal)
– environmental radiation monitoring
– gamma spectrometry measurements
– internal dosimetry
-security and illicit trafficking of radioactive material
– emergency response team
– transposition of the EU BSS
Nuccetelli Cristina Istituto Superiore di Sanitá Senior researcher Italy Rome Experimental and computational research in environmental radioactivity both of natural and artificial origin.
Pepin Stéphane Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) Expert natural radioactivity Belgium Brussels – Expert on natural radioactivity (NORM, contaminated sites and cosmic radiation) at the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC – Belgian radiation protection authority)

– Steering committee member of the EU NORM-symposia

Prlic Ivica Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health,Unit for Radiation Dosimetry and Radiobiology Head of the Unit for Radiation Dosimetry and Radiobiology Republic of Croatia Zagreb Participant in
– projects in the field of Radiation Protection since 1985 performed at the IMROH under the Croatian Ministry of Science and Technology,
– several international projects under the IAEA.TC, Research and Model Programme till 1995,
– international projects under the EU FP 6 programme (ERICA, FUTURAE, PROTECT),
– international projects under the PHARE 2006 Programme,
– further regional and national projects during past twenty years and
– lecturing radiation protection to specialists.

Present academic status at IMROH: Professional consultant

Probst Thomas Bundesverband Sekundärrohstoffe und Entsorgung e.V. (BVSE) Senior Consultant Germany Bonn Chemist, M.Sc., Ph.D., Lecturer; specialised in analytical and radioanalytical chemistry. Also responsible at the bvse for toxic and hazardous wastes.
Robles Beatriz (CIEMAT) Center for research of energy, environment and technology Researcher Spain Madrid Biologist. Twenty years working in CIEMAT in radiation protection and environment impact. Nowadays working in NORM doses evaluations and modelling for workers and for the public.
Schellenberger Astrid IAF-Radioökologie GmbH Engineer, Assistant of the Managment of EAN-NORM Germany Radeberg Since 1999 working in the field of Radiation Protection:

– expert for field measurements in the context of remediation and monitoring of contaminated sites (e.g. uranium mining sites)

– assistant in research projects concerning the behaviour of natural radionuclides within the environment

– performance of radiation measurements for the NORM industry including investigations on the flow of radionuclides and the disposal of the respective residues

Schmidt Peter Wismut GmbH Head of Department for Environmental Monitoring and Radiation Protection Germany Chemnitz – Study of nuclear physics, specialization in physic of radiation protection and health physics (interaction of ionising radiation with matter, dosimetry; cosmic dosimetry, applications in the fields dosimetry at spacecrafts and dosimetry at high energy accelerators, individual dosimetry using film/TL/SSNT detectors)

– Radiation physics in medicine, quality assurance at diagnostic X ray facilities, operation of an individual dosimetry service

– Since 1995: work as radio-ecologist at Wismut GmbH (the WISMUT Project in Germany is the biggest project of rehabilitation of uranium mining and milling sites worldwide)

– Since 2001: member of sub-committees of the German RP Commission

Working fields:
– Radioecology, in particular assessment of the radiological impact of uranium mining and milling legacies
– exposure analysis
– development of measurement procedures to characterize contaminations with naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM)
– radon/radon progeny measurements and assessments
– development of solutions for the treatment and safeguard of NORM
– design and operation of radiological monitoring systems
– project management (since 1997 work as project manager or key expert radio-ecology in EC/World Bank funded projects in Eastern Europe, Russia, Middle Asia and Africa)
– training activities (e. g. as lecturer on behalf of the IAEA; participation in expert missions of the IAEA)

Schulz Hartmut IAF-Radioökologie GmbH Managing Director, Manager of EAN-NORM Germany Radeberg Expert in radiation physics, working more than 20 years on the field of natural radioactivity.

Recently the major tasks are:
– investigation and assessment of contamination of soils, sediments, waste products, building materials, surface and ground water, biological materials and the atmosphere by radioactive substances,
– calculation of exposures to radioactive substances,
– modelling the dispersion of radioactive dust and radon and the migration of radionuclides and heavy metals in the environment,
– expert for NORM, e.g. oil- and gas industry, production of fertilizers, combustion of coal, water treatment.

Schwela Ulric Salus Mineralis Director United Kingdom Thornton Trained in Chemistry, Sampling Theory, and as Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS).
Key experience in sampling and analysis of NORM minerals. Working since 1997 in regulatory compliance, and since 2000 in radiation protection and transport of radioactive materials, as well as awareness raising and facilitation of transport in compliance with regulatory requirements.
Worked for a global analytical laboratory, an international industry association, individual companies transporting NORM, and as consultant for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on several projects, including CRP on NORM, and IAEA mission to Malaysia. Represent industry association as Observer on the IAEA Transport Safety Standards Committee.
Also NORM related fields of Denial of Shipment of Radioactive Materials / Transport Facilitation.
Shaw Peter Public Health England

Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards

Operational Services Department

Radiation Protection Adviser

Radioactive Waste Adviser United Kingdom Leeds Qualifications in Chemistry, Radiation Protection, Pollution Control, and Integrated Safety, Health and Environmental Management.
Worked for the National Radiological Protection Board from 1979, and the Health Protection Agency (Radiation Protection Division) from 2005. Has involved work in radiation metrology, external and internal dosimetry, radiochemistry, environmental modelling, emergency response, and the provision of radiation protection advice to employers in industry and other sectors, with a special interest in radiation protection in NORM industries.
A certified Radiation Protection Adviser (Qualified Expert) since 2001, and the UK representative for EAN since 2002. The nominated EAN Secretary and a member of the Newsletter Editorial Board, as well as being involved in the organisation of recent EAN workshops.
In addition, has undertaken several NORM-related international projects for EC and IAEA.
Smith Andrew Risk Management Systems Ltd. Director – Risk (HSSE & SR & SD) Management Consultant UK Kemnay Dr. Smith’s seminal paper „Radioactive Scale Formation“ was presented to the RSC in Manchester, UK; at the OTC in 1985 and published in JPT June 1987. During the 1980’s he developed the original Low Specific Activity Radioactive Scale [NORM] radiological standards and procedures within the UKCS.   He prepared a Briefing Note on NORM submitted to the UK House of Lord’s enquiry on the Decommissioning of Oil & Gas Installations, 1995/6. The IAEA has acknowledged that his review made a most valuable contribution to the development of Safety Reports Series No. 34, „Radiation Protection and Management of Radioactive Waste in the Oil and Gas Industry“, 2003. An October 2008 Louisiana Court highlighted that his JPT June 1987 paper contributed to the body of scientific literature by demonstrating the first correlation between API GR units and radiological dose. Prior to this the oil & gas industry had not recognized the potential topside health concerns from radioactive scale in tubulars. He recently presented SPE 125661 on NORM: The Lessons to be Learned, New Challenges and Innovative Thinking with Decommissioning and Radioactive Waste at the 10th SPE HSE Int’l Conf in Oil & Gas E&P, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 2010. He has been retained as an oil & gas industry litigation consultant with particular expertise on NORM and is the SPE Distinguished Lecturer on HSE (NORM) for the 2010 / 11 season.
Sonck Michel Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) Belgium Bruxelles
Steffan Ernst-Michael Wirtschaftsverband Erdöl- und Erdgasgewinnung e. V. (WEG) / ExxonMobil Production Deutschland GmbH Environmental & Regulatory Compliance Advisor Germany Hannover – Industrial Hygiene Contact / Officer for Dangerous Materials / Radiation Protection Officer

– Environmental Protection Officer (Transportation Officer for Dangerous Goods, Waste Management Officer, Water protection Officer)

– Production Geology

– Reservoir Technology

Stroude Raphaël Federal office of public health (FOPH) Scientific collaborator Switzerland Bern Surveillance authority regarding radiological protection. Specialist in aspects of regulation, assessments and measure, worker protection, legacies and waste management or treatment regarding NORM.
Trevisi Rosabianca INAIL Researcher Italy Monterporzio Catone (Rome) Radon monitoring, radon dosimetry, NORM, building materials
Trotti Flavio Veneto Regional Environmental Prevention and Protection Agency (ARPA) Responsible of physical agents (noise, ionising and non ionising radiations) regional observatory – Physicist Italy Verona Coordination of physical agents control activity in regional territory. Management of environmental radioactivity reference laboratory for Veneto (both for artificial and natural radioactivity). Project leader in national survey on environmental impact of work activities involved with NORM.
Varskog Per Norse Decom AS Managing Director Norway Kjeller Managing Director of Norse Decom AS (ND), a subsidiary of Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), specialising in services connected to the handling and management of NORM materials. PV has a doctorate in Environmental Chemistry and more than 20 years of experience as a researcher and project leader on environmentally oriented projects. Worked with monitoring and assessment of radioactivity for 6 years at Institute for Energy Technology (IFE). Project leader for LSA services delivered by IFE and ND in the decommissioning projects of Brent Spar, Maureen Alpha, Hutton TLP, Frigg and Ekofisk. Responsible for the development and implementation of the Norwegian LSA Scale Repository. Currently engaged as Radiation Protection Advisor in Talisman Energy Norge AS.
Vesterbacka Pia Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) Head of Laboratory Finland Helsinki Regulatory control of natural radiation in industry, mines, building materials and household water
Welbergen Jeroen Centrale Organisatie Voor Radioactief Afval (COVRA) head of HSE and QA Netherlands Nieuwdorp 3 years as researcher at Delft University
Wiegers Rob IBR Consult BV Manager Netherlands Haelen Involved in application of the NORM regulation in the Netherlands and abroad. Member of several (inter)national NORM workgroups and committees. Advisor of (inter)national NORM industries in the field of compliance and measures to be taken regarding the handling and treatment of NORM materials and wastes.

Work on indoor radon modelling and measurement of Radon from building materials.

Wysocka Malgorzata Central Mining Institute, Laboratory of Radiometry head of the laboratory of radiometry Poland Katowice Participant and leader of different projects in field of

environmental protection, radiological protection, radon measurements techniques

Zenatá Ivana State Office for Nuclear Safety Inspector for radiation protection Czech Republic Ostrava 3 – work in radiation protection since 1986

– the member of Working Party on Natural Sources established by the Group of Experts reffered to in Article of the Euratom Treaty