FMU professor receives national physics award

(Source: Francis Marion University)
(Source: Francis Marion University)

Florence, SC - FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – A Francis Marion University professor has received a national award for his contributions to the health physics community.

Professor Derek Jokisch of Physics and Astronomy received the 2010 Elda E. Anderson Award at the 55th Annual Health Physics Society Conference in Salt Lake City.

Jokisch has been a member of the FMU faculty since 1999.  He received his bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Illinois, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in health physics from the University of Florida as a Department of Energy fellow.

He is certified in comprehensive practice by the American Board of Health Physics and a leader of the Health Physics Program at FMU.

Jokisch has served on the Health Physics Society Academic Education Committee as a member, co-chair, and chair. He has collaborated with University of Nevada and the University of Florida on multiple research grants, authored or co-authored sixteen peer-reviewed journal articles, and serves as a corresponding member on the International Commission on Radiological Protection Committee.

Jokisch has also received the Award for Excellence in Research at FMU in 2006 for his work.

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