Radiation Safety

NIU's Radiation Safety Program has been developed to protect faculty, staff and students from ionizing radiation. This program is in compliance with state and federal regulations. NIU is licensed by the State of Illinois to use radioactive material and x-ray generating equipment. Under that license, small amounts of radioactive material are used in research work. Researchers also use radiation producing equipment such as analytical and medical x-ray machines.

Radiation Safety Committee

The Radiation Safety Committee reviews and grants permission for, or disapproves, the use of radiation sources for experimental, routine, or non-routine uses within the university from the standpoint of radiological health and safety of experimenters, students, faculty, staff and the general public.

Radiation Safety Committee Charter


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Radiation Safety Committee Chair
Laurence Lurio, Ph.D.
Department of Physics