Professor Dr. Hans Vanmarcke
Chairman for the sixty-fourth and sixty-firth sessions
Dr. Vanmarcke is working at the Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN) in Belgium in the fields of radiation protection research and life sciences.
Dr. Vanmarcke studied Physics and Computer Science at the University of Ghent, where he obtained his PhD degree in Physics in 1987 with a study on the behaviour of radon and radon decay products in the indoor environment. Since 1989, he has been working at SCK•CEN. Presently, Dr. Vanmarcke is in charge of the expert group Interdisciplinary Biosciences consisting of the units Radiobiology, Microbiology and Biosphere Impact Studies.
He became Visiting Professor at the University of Leuven in 1998, where he teaches organization, legislation and risk communication in radiation protection. Dr. Vanmarcke served as President of the Belgian Society for Radiation Protection from 1999 to 2000 and is still a member of the Bureau. He is also an expert of the Belgian Superior Health Council and a member of the Scientific Council of the Belgian Federal Agency of Nuclear Control (FANC).
Dr. Vanmarcke joined the Belgian delegation to UNSCEAR in 1996 and serves as representative of Belgium since 2008.