SCK CEN Chair ″Roger Van Geen″
On the initiative of the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK CEN, the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique-FNRS (F.R.S.-FNRS) and the Research Foundation-Flanders (FWO) grants the SCK CEN Chair “Roger Van Geen” to an eminent researcher in the domain of nuclear sciences and applications.
Thomas Cocolios receives the “Roger Van Geen” chair 2021
The Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) and the Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.–FNRS) awarded the “Roger Van Geen” chair to Thomas Cocolios, professor at KU Leuven. This biennial prize is an initiative of SCK CEN. This year, it rewards the career of T.E. Cocolios in the field of nuclear physics and nuclear medicine.
A series of lectures in autumn 2021
In order to make Thomas Cocolios' inspiring voice heard, the SCK CEN Academy is organising a series of lectures this autumn for students, academics and researchers of SCK CEN and other institutions. On the programme, the following lectures:
- 19 October 2021 - Inaugural lecture: Radioactive ion beams – From fundamental research to society
- 25 October 2021 - Lecture 1: Basics of radioactive ion beam production
- 8 November 2021 - Lecture 2: State of the art in the isotope separation online technique
- 15 November 2021 - Lecture 3: Fundamental research with radioactive ion beams
- 22 November 2021 - Lecture 4: Expanding the reach of nuclear medicine with ISOL radioisotopes
- 29 November 2021 - Lecture 5: From research to patient care – Challenges and prospects
More information will be announced soon on this page.
The SCK CEN Chair “Roger Van Geen”
SCK CEN Chair “Roger Van Geen” is awarded by FWO and FNRS to an eminent researcher in the domain of nuclear sciences and applications. The research career to be awarded should include substantial and original contribution to the field of nuclear energy and/or nuclear radiation. Both technically oriented research and socio-economic research can be considered. Possible topics include but are not limited to nuclear engineering sciences, radiation protection, material sciences, radioactive waste management, dismantling and decontamination, nuclear emergency planning, radiobiology and radioecology, microbiology, industrial applications of radiation, medical applications of radiation, sustainability studies,..
The recipient of the SCK CEN Chair “Roger Van Geen” will be awarded 12.500 €.
Lecture series in the framework of the 'Chair Roger Van Geen'
2019 Laureate Prof. Eric Salmon
|Molecular imaging and biomarkers for new concepts of neurodegenerative disease Prof. Eric Salmon - 3/02/2021|
|Biomarkers in Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia Prof. Eric Salmon - 10/02/2021|
|Biomarkers in Parkinsonian syndromes Prof. Eric Salmon - 17/02/2021|
|Molecular imaging of synaptopathy Prof. Eric Salmon - 24/02/2021|
2017 Laureate Prof. Christophe Poinssot
|From U-ore discovery and mining to fuel fabrication Prof. Christophe Poinssot - 22/02/2018|
|Pu mono to multi-recycling Prof. Christophe Poinssot - 22/02/2018|
|Ultimate waste geological repository Prof. Christophe Poinssot - 23/02/2018|
|Minor Actinides partitioning and transmutation Prof. Christophe Poinssot - 23/02/2018|
|The basis of the LCA approach and its application to nuclear fuel cycle Prof. Christophe Poinssot - 15/03/2018|
|How ensuring the future of nuclear energy in democratic societies? Prof. Christophe Poinssot - 15/03/2018|
Prof. Roger Van Geen (1935-1995)
Prof. Roger Van Geen obtained his Master's degree in Physics and a doctorate in Science at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). He went on to become a Professor and Dean in the Faculty of Sciences and Applied Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), where he was appointed to the position of Rector in 1974. It was under his rectorship that the university's own hospital, the Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, commenced its activities and a decision taken by Prof. Van Geen also led to the construction of an oncology centre and a paediatric hospital.
In 1975, Prof. Van Geen joined the Board of Directors of SCK CEN, where he became Managing Director in 1989 and Chairman from 1991 onwards. During his time in office, he made a decisive mark on SCK CEN's scientific ambitions and made a signficant contribution to the development of a major network of international partners. Prof. Van Geen was also a bridge builder in his dealings with politicians and the humanities.