Application of Laboratory X-ray sources for Radiobiology Studies
The work is related to the development of an advanced microfocus source of X-rays (up to 30 keV), with an x-ray emitting source size of the order of 1 µm, and the redevelopment of a pulsed (laser plasma) source which will both be used in radiobiological experiments. The radiation will be focused using novel x-ray optics to sub-micrometer dimensions, allowing individual components of cells and tissues to be investigated in terms of their susceptibility to radiation induced cancers.
Daniel was educated at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNJUST) where he graduated with BSc Physics in 2007. From 2008, after his National Service at KNUST Physics department as a Teaching Assistant, he pursued a two-year master degree at the University of Ghana leading to the award of a Master of Philosophy degree in Radiation Protection in 2010. Daniel has worked with the Radiation Protection Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission since December 2009 as a Trainee Research Scientist and Assistant Research Scientist.
Daniel has attended several scientific conferences, workshops and training courses in United Kingdom, Sweden, Switzerland, United States of America, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Germany, Ghana and many others in areas such as Effects of Ionizing Radiation on matter, Ionizing Radiation dosimetry and calibration, Estimation of Uncertainty Calibration in Secondary Standard Dosimetry Laboratory measurements, laser plasma technology, X-ray optics, Nuclear Security, Nuclear Energy management, etc.
Daniel is currently a PhD researcher at the Institute of Opotoelectronics (IOE), Military University of Technology (MUT) under the Erasmus Mundus EXTATIC Joint Doctorate Programme. From October 2012, he was registered as a PhD student at the King’s College London (KCL), Department of Physics, United Kingdom until February 2014 when he moved to MUT to continue his PhD studies after the death of his supervisor at KCL.