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.
Edmond Sterpin receives the “Roger Van Geen” chair 2023
The Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) and the Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.–FNRS) awarded the “Roger Van Geen” chair to Edmond Sterpin, professor in medical physics, associated to both KU Leuven and UCLouvain. This biennial prize is an initiative of SCK CEN. This year, it rewards the career of Edmond Sterpin in the field of medical physics. Read more.
In order to make Edmond Sterpin' inspiring voice heard, the SCK CEN Academy will organise a series of lectures for students, academics and researchers of SCK CEN and other institutions.
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 innovative nuclear systems, sustainable nuclear waste management and decommissioning, nuclear medicine, safety of nuclear installations and nuclear material sciences, radiation protection, any other area in nuclear sciences and applications.
The recipient of the SCK CEN Chair “Roger Van Geen” will be awarded 12.500 €.
Candidates for the SCK CEN Chair “Roger Van Geen” have to be nominated by a senior scientist who is not affiliated to SCK CEN; a letter of recommendation by the nominator is to be added to the nomination form.
Lecture series in the framework of the 'Chair Roger Van Geen'
2023 Laureate Prof. Edmond Sterpin
- Inaugural lecture | Towards the first patient treated with online adaptive protontherapy: a first-person perspective over 20 years | October 17, 2023 | UZ Gasthuisberg, Leuven
- Lecture 2 | Monte Carlo simulations in medical physics: from basics to clinical applications | November 9, 2023 | SCK CEN Lakehouse, Mol
- Lecture 3 | The sword of proton therapy wielded with care and made sharp: management of range uncertainties | November 14, 2023 | SCK CEN Lakehouse, Mol
- Lecture 4 | Radiotherapy and protontherapy of the future: artificial intelligence and emerging technologies | November 21, 2023 | SCK CEN Lakehouse, Mol
2023 Laureate Prof. Edmond Sterpin
|Towards the first patient treated with online adaptive proton therapy: a first-person perspective over 20 years Prof. Edmond Sterpin - 17/10/2023|
|Monte Carlo simulations in medical physics: from basics to clinical applications Prof. Edmond Sterpin - 9/11/2023|
|The sword of proton therapy wielded with care and made sharp: management of range uncertainties Prof. Edmond Sterpin - 14/11/2023|
|Radiotherapy and protontherapy of the future: artificial intelligence and emerging technologies Prof. Edmond Sterpin - 22/11/2023|
2021 Laureate Prof. Thomas Cocolios
|Radioactive ion beams – From fundamental research to society Prof. Thomas Cocolios - 19/10/2021|
|Basics of radioactive ion beam production Prof. Thomas Cocolios - 25/10/2021|
|State of the art in the isotope separation online technique Prof. Thomas Cocolios - 8/10/2021|
|Fundamental research with radioactive ion beams Prof. Thomas Cocolios - 15/10/2021|
|Expanding the reach of nuclear medicine with ISOL radioisotopes Prof. Thomas Cocolios - 22/10/2021|
|From research to patient care – Challenges and prospects Prof. Thomas Cocolios - 29/10/2021|
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.