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Wei-Hsung Wang is a professor at the Center for Energy Studies, director of the Radiation Safety Office, an adjunct professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, the Department of Environmental Sciences, and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, and a clinical professor of Radiology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans. He is also a research affiliate member of the Graduate Faculty at LSU.

Dr. Wang’s research interests center on the development of feasible solutions to practical radiological protection, radiation detection, and environmental impact issues, through the application of a diverse background in bionucleonics, environmental health engineering, geology, industrial hygiene, non-ionizing radiation, radioanalytical instrumentation, and radiochemistry. The majority of his work has emphasized applied health physics, operational radiation safety, radiation detection instrumentation, air monitoring methodology, radioactive waste management, and laser safety. He has contributed several book chapters and authored/co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, conference proceedings, and abstracts. In addition, he holds a U.S. patent on a real-time video radiation exposure monitoring system.

Professor Wang received his B.S. degree in geology from National Taiwan University, M.S. degree in environmental health engineering from Northwestern University, and Ph.D. degree in health physics from Purdue University. He is certified by the American Board of Health Physics, the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, and the Board of Laser Safety. He was also the Herman Cember Memorial Lecturer at the 2013 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exhibition in Montreal, Canada.

Professor Wang was selected to participate in the Nuclear Tour de France in 2016. This biennial event was organized and sponsored by the French nuclear industry and Atomic Energy Commission to promote knowledge exchange and enhance nuclear education. In 2011, he served as a radiological expert on the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Radiological Ideas Workshop after the Fukushima nuclear incident.  He was an invited panelist on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Radiation Protection Standards Workshop to discuss the potential changes to the NRC’s radiation protection regulations and guidance in light of recommendations in International Commission on Radiation Protection Publication 103 in 2010.

Professor Wang is a Fellow of the Health Physics Society (HPS) and a member of Sigma Xi and Phi Kappa Phi. He serves on the ANSI Z136 Technical Subcommittee on Laser Safety Control Measures and Training, the Editorial Board of Environmental Health Insights, and the HPS Academic Education Committee. He has been a member of the American Board of Health Physics Part II Panel of Examiners (Vice Chair 2015; Chair 2016) since 2009. His professional memberships include the American Academy of Health Physics, the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Health Physics Society, and the Laser Institute of America.

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