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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Anthony Waker
PhD

Professor

Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science

Contact information

Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC) - Room 4062
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 5520

anthony.waker@uoit.ca


Education

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Physics London South Bank University, UK
  • PhD in Radiation Physics London South Bank University, UK & European Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy

Courses taught

  • Industrial Applications of Radiation Techniques;
  • Medical Applications of Radiation Techniques;
  • Radiation Biophysics and Dosimetry; and
  • Thesis Project.

Research and expertise

  • Experimental microdosimetry and its application to neutron therapy;
  • Measurement and quantification of radiation quality for cellular, sub-cellular and molecular systems for high LET radiation and low energy X-rays and beta particles;
  • Neutron activation analysis and neutron monitoring; and
  • Radiation detector development for radiation protection dosimetry.

Involvement

  • Journal Publications
    • H. Yamaguchi, H. Ohara and A.J. Waker, 2006, A Model for the Induction of DNA Damages and their Evolution into Cell Clonogenic Inactivation, Journal of Radiation Research, 47, pp 197-211, Japan;
    • Aslam, W.V. Prestwich, F.E. McNeill and A.J. Waker, 2006, Monte Carlo Simulation Of A Neutron Irradiation Facility Developed For Accelerator Based In Vivo Neutron Activation Measurements In Human Hand Bones, Applied Radiation Isotopes 64, No 1, pp. 63-84;
    • Aslam, W.V. Prestwich, F.E. McNeill and A.J. Waker, 2003, Investigating the TEPC Radiation Quality Response For Low Energy Accelerator Based Clinical Applications, Radiation Prot. Dosim. 103, No 4, pp. 311-322;
    • J. Burmeister, C. Kota, R L Maughan and A. J. Waker, 2002, Characterization of Miniature Tissue-equivalent Proportional Counters for Neutron Radiotherapy Applications, Phys. Med. Biol. 47, pp. 1633-1645;
    • J. Burmeister, C. Kota, R L Maughan and A. J. Waker, 2001, Miniature Tissue-equivalent Proportional Counters for BNCT and BNCEFNT Dosimetry, Med. Phys. 28 pp. 1911-1925;
    • V.V. Moiseenko, A.J. Waker, R.N. Hamm, W.V. Prestwich, 2001, Calculation of Radiation-induced Damage from Photons and Tritium Beta Particles Part II. Tritium RBE and damage complexity, Radiat. Environ. Biophys 40, pp. 33-38; and
    • V.V. Moiseenko, R.N. Hamm, A.J. Waker, W.V. Prestwich, 2001, Calculation of Radiation-induced Damage from Photons and Tritium Beta Particles Part I. Model formulation and basic results, Radiat. Environ. Biophys 40, pp. 23-31.
  • Conference Publications
    • J. Burmeister, C. Kota, R.L. Maughan, A.J. Waker, K. Riley and L. Wielopolski, 2002, Application of TEPC Microdosimetry to Boron Neutron Capture Therapy, Radiat. Prot. Dosim. 99, Number 1-4, pp. 351-352; and
    • A.J. Waker, U. Schrewe, J. Burmeister, J. Dubeau and R. A. Surette, 2002, Classical Microdosimetry In Radiation Protection Dosimetry And Monitoring, Radiat. Prot. Dosim. 99, Number 1-4, pp. 311-316.
  • Technical Reports
    • J. Dubeau and A.J. Waker, 2003, High Sensitivity Gas Electron Multiplier for Neutron Dosimetry, COG-01-071;
    • J. Dubeau and A.J. Waker, 2003, GEM and Micromesh Based Detectors for Neutron Dosimetry, COG-02-3005;
    • R.A. Surette, J. Dubeau and A.J. Waker, 2002, Application of Gas Electron Multipliers to Selectively Monitor Tritium in Air, COG-02-3012; and
    • J. Dubeau and A.J. Waker, 2001, Gas Micro-patterned Detectors for Personal Neutron Dosimetry, COG-00-122.
  • Industrial and Academic Service
    • Manager, Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd, Radiation Biology and Health Physics Branch (1998 to 2005);
    • Canadian Delegate for the Committee on Radiation Protection and Public Health, OECD, Paris (1998 to 2005);
    • Member of the British Committee on Radiation Units and Measurements (1985 to 1991);
    • Deputy Head, Department of Medical Physics, Leeds University, UK (1988 to 1991); and
    • Warden, Bodington Hall, Leeds University (1979 to 1984).