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Society Fellow, Anatoly Rozenfeld, awarded NSW Premier's Awards for Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the 2022

Professor Anatoly RozenfeldThe Council of the Royal Society of NSW was very pleased to learn that one of its Fellows, Distinguished Professor Anatoly Rozenfeld FRSN of the University of Wollongong, was recognised as the winner of Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year in the 2022 NSW Premier's Awards for Cancer Research at a ceremony held on 9 November.  

Professor Rozenfeld is the Director and founder of the UoW Centre for Medical Radiation Physics and is world renowned for his research work on semiconductor radiation detectors and their application in radiation therapy, radiation protection, nuclear medicine and space sciences. His career began in Ukraine, applying his knowledge of radiation physics at Chernobyl in the years following the nuclear disaster.

His decision to channel his knowledge of nuclear physics to help improve cancer treatment was a very personal one, as his mother died of a brain tumour when he was just 10 years old.  “She was 34 at the time and she was a medical doctor herself. In the 1960s in Ukraine there was no advanced radiation imaging for cancer diagnostic and medical treatment for cancer,” Professor Rozenfeld said. He added that “I’ve dedicated my life to ensuring no one else has to suffer like my mother and I feel incredibly honoured and privileged to have been recognised by the cancer community with this award.”

Professor Rozenfeld has published more than 400 articles, five book chapters, holds 19 granted patents, has attracted more than $17M competitive grants, and also delivered many keynotes, invited talks and seminars around the world.

The Society warmly congratulates Anatoly Rozenfeld this well-deserved recognition of his highly influential research.

To learn more, please please read the article on the University of Wollongong media site, from which this new item was sourced.

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