The University of Texas at Austin
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Hertel is a professor in the NRE Program at Georgia Tech and previously was a faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his BS and MS in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University and his PhD in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Illinois. He is an international recognized expert in neutron dosimetry and computational dosimetry. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Georgia. Dr. Hertel holds a joint faculty appointment in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Center for Radiation Protection Knowledge. He is the immediate Past-President of the Health Physics Society (HPS). Dr. Hertel has received the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award of the HPS and the Rockwell Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Nuclear Society Radiation Protection and Shielding Division. He chairs the DOE Russian Health Studies Scientific Review Group. He co-chaired the International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements committee that published ICRU Publication 95 (Operational Quantities For External Radiation Exposure) which recommends a new set of quantities to be used in the measurement of radiation dose. He was a co-author of the EPA Federal Guidance Report 15 (External Exposure to Radionuclides in Air, Water and Soil) and of the International Commission on Radiation Protection Report 116 (Conversion Coefficients For Radiological Protection Quantities For External Radiation Exposures). These documents are used to support radiation protection regulations around the world. He currently serves on a Radiation Effects Research Foundation committee that is assessing a possible update of the computed doses to atomic bomb survivors.