Professor Medich performs experimental and computational (Monte Carlo) research in the field of applied nuclear physics with a focus on Medical and Health Physics. Medich is also director of the university's nuclear science and engineering program. In 2018, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) awarded WPI nearly $600,000 to support the university’s growing nuclear science and engineering undergraduate and graduate programs.
Physics World detailed a paper authored by David Medich, associate professor, Physics, in the article, “Novel Brachytherapy Device Treats Eye Cancer with Intensity-Modulated Radiation.” “David Medich, an associate professor of physics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, was explaining why internal radiation, or brachytherapy, may be preferable for treating ocular melanomas over external-beam radiation therapy: using brachytherapy to deliver radiation to an ocular tumour also protects healthy tissues and critical structures, like the optic nerve and retina, from radiation-induced damage,” the article stated.
Worcester Business Journal reported on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) awarding WPI nearly $600,000 to support the university’s growing nuclear science and engineering undergraduate and graduate programs.