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Olin Hall, 127
Phone: +1-508-831-6569
Fax: +1-508-831-5886
dcmedich@wpi.edu

David Christopher Medich

There is an elegance and beauty in physics and in the way that mathematics is used to describe it. My goal as an instructor is to convey my enthusiasm of physics to my students and to help them make connections between the atomic and subatomic realm and our everyday world. In terms of my research, my area of expertise is medical physics and nuclear science. I presently have active research programs in diagnostic and therapeutic Medical Physics including functional neutron imaging, intensity modulated brachytherapy dosimetry, Monte Carlo radiation transport simulations, gamma spectroscopy, air kerma strength calibrations, and radiation shielding.

Research Interests

  • Diagnostic Medical Physivcs
  • Therapeutic Medical Physics
  • Nuclear Science
  • Health Physics

Education

  • B.S. Union College, Schenectady NY, 1990
  • M.A. State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo NY. 1993
  • Ph.D. University of Massachusetts Lowell, 1997

Featured Publications

  • B. Currier, D. Medich, et. al. “On the Selection of an Appropriate Air Kerma Rate Constant for volumetric 75Se Sources”, Health Physics Journal, (2012)
  • G. Winters, E. Buglova, D. Medich, et. al. “Response to Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies at Category II and III Research Reactors”, International Atomic Energy Agency report, IAEA GS-R-2 (2011)
  • D. C. Medich and J.J. Munro III, "Dependence of Yb-169 absorbed dose energy correction factors on self-attenuation in source material and photon buildup in water", Medical Physics 37, 2135 (2010)
  • M.J. Cazeca, D.C. Medich, and J.J. Munro III, "Effects of breast-air and breast-lung interfaces on the dose rate at the planning target volume of a MammoSite catheter for Yb-169 and Ir-192 HDR sources", Medical Physics 37, 4038 (2010)
  • D. C. Medich, M. A. Tries, and J. J. Munro, 2nd, "Characterization of an ytterbium-169 high dose rate brachytherapy source with analysis of statistical uncertainty”, Med Phys 33 (1), 163 (2006)

Professional Highlights

  • Certified Health Physicist (CHP), 2006-present
  • International Atomic Energy Qualified Consultant, 2009 - present
  • Academic Dean, 2007 Health Physics Summer School
 
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