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Ralf Sudowe, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences
Office: MSM-HRC 315
Mail Code: 4009
Phone: 702-895-5964
Fax: 702-895-1907


Dr. Ralf Sudowe has over 15 years of experience in the area of nuclear and radiochemistry, in particular in the development of radioanalytical separations for actinide and transactinide elements as well as fission products. He received a M.S. in Chemistry from the Philipps-University Marburg in Germany in 1995 and a Ph.D. in Nuclear Chemistry from the same institution in 1999. Dr. Sudowe spent two years as Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Nuclear Science Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and then worked for five years as Staff Scientist in the Nuclear Science and Chemical Sciences Division at LBNL before joining the faculty at UNLV in 2006. His research focuses on the development and optimization of radioanalytical methods forenvironmental monitoring, nuclear forensics and safeguards as well as emergency response. The aim is to make new techniques available that will improve the detection of biologically relevant radionuclides in the environment, allow the analysis of unusual sample matrices, such as urban ruble or process samples, and facilitate the rapid analysis of a large number of samples. In addition Dr. Sudowe also investigates the chemical and nuclear properties of transactinide elements and is involved in target preparation and cross section measurements for stockpile stewardship science.

Additional Information

SEB Program Group: Health Physics
SEB Lab Location: 1156
SEB Lab Phone Number: 702-774-1468