Radiation Protection Committee

Updated March 18, 2014

The MIT Radiation Protection Committee (RPC) is a presidential appointed committee composed of senior faculty and administrators. The Committee meets each calendar quarter to establish and review the use of radiation at the Institute and its off-site campuses.  They also meet to make sure the Institute maintains compliance with radiation protection regulations laid out by various governmental agencies including the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Currently, there are 17 members appointed by the President of MIT:

Voting Members Department
Peter Dedon (Chair) Professor of Biological Engineering, Chair of the RPC
Harold Hemond Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
David Housman Professor of Biology - Koch Institute for Cancer Research
David Bartel Professor of Biology - Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Richard Milner Professor and Director of Physics - Lab for Nuclear Science
Martin Polz Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Anne White Professor of Nuclear Science & Engineering
Joseph Formaggio Professor of Physics
Catherine Fiore Research Scientist - Plasma Science & Fusion Center
Louis DiBerardinis Director of EHS
Frank Massé MIT Affiliate
William Barrett Assistant Director - Office of Sponsored Programs 
William Donovan MIT Affiliate - Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
William Ryan Lincoln Lab
Mark Whary Associate Director - Divison of Comparative Medicine
Mitchell Galanek (Executive Secretary) Associate Director - MIT Radiation Protection Program


Grad Students Department
Chad Schools Graduate Student - Nuclear Science & Engineering


Staff to the Committee Department
Gerry Fallon RPP Officer at Bates Laboratory
Bill McCarthy RPP Officer, MITR
Fred McWilliams RPP Officer, MIT
Hans Richter RPP Officer, MIT
Judi Reilly RPP Officer, MIT
Amy Lim RPP Officer, MIT
Fabiola Hernandez RPP Assistant Officer, MIT
Ryan Toolin RPP Assistant Officer, MIT


If you have any questions regarding the use of radiation at MIT, please contact the Environment, Health and Safety Office at (617) 452-3477.