February 2, 2023
By Ashley Ritchie

Shaheen Dewji, assistant professor of nuclear and radiological engineering in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, has been selected to join an International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) Task Group.

As a member of Task Group 127: Exposure Situations and Categories of Exposure, Dewji will examine the structure and application of exposure situations and categories of exposure and will consider whether changes or additions would improve the protection of people and the environment.

“This is an incredible honor, a professional milestone, and an incredible opportunity to serve the radiation protection community,” said Dewji. “This opportunity dovetails on my breadth of experience in environmental, medical, and emergency response exposure research I have carried out over my professional career and have established here in my research group at Georgia Tech.”

After reviewing the ICRP Publication 103 and considering whether modifications or additions may be appropriate, the task group, in conjunction with ICRP partner organizations, will host a workshop to engage in discussion and solicit feedback on their findings. Dewji and other members of the task group will also develop a report for publication in Annals of the ICRP summarizing their results.

Dewji joined Georgia Tech in 2021 following three years as faculty at Texas A&M University in the Department of Nuclear Engineering, and as a faculty fellow of the Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives (NSSPI).

Dewji currently oversees the Radiological Engineering, Detection, and Dosimetry (RED²) research group, and is focused on harnessing both computational capabilities in Monte Carlo radiation transport modeling, machine learning, and experimental measurements for applications in radiation detection, radiation protection and shielding, dosimetry, health physics, and nuclear materials accounting.

Dewji completed her master’s and Ph.D. degrees in nuclear and radiological engineering at Georgia Tech and was a fellow of the Sam Nunn Security Program. As a native of Vancouver, Canada, she received her bachelor of science in physics from the University of British Columbia and also participated in the UBC Science Co-op Program and the Go Global/Education Abroad Program with the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California Berkeley as part of her undergraduate studies.

Dewji also serves on the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine – Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board.