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Mary Chin

Radiation Physics, Monte Carlo Radiation Transport, Radiological Control Division

Mary Chin

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Radiological Control Division
Bldg. 911, Room 107
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-3315

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Radiation physics, Monte Carlo radiation transport, computational science, nuclear data processing

Research Activities

2015-21 Board of Associate Editors, Medical Physics Journal, American Association of Physicists in Medicine

2010-14 Executive Committee, Biology & Medicine Division, American Nuclear Society

2006 Executive Committee, European Monte Carlo Treatment Planning


2013 Sabbatical: Neuroscience & Bioinformatics, Universite de Geneve, Switzerland.

2002-05 PhD Computational Physics, University of Wales, United Kingdom.

1998-99 MSc Medical Physics, University of Surrey, United Kingdom.

1993-97 BSc (Hons) Physics, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Professional Appointments

2010-2013 CERN

Projects: European NoVel Imaging System for ION therapy (ENVISION); neutron Time-of-Flight (n-TOF)

2009-2010 Lund University, Sweden (based at CERN)

Project: European Spallation Source (ESS)

2007-2009 University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Project: Radiotherapy Capacity in the Built Environment, UK Department of Health Estates & Facilities Directorate

2005-2006 Cardiff University, United Kingdom

Project: Grid and cluster computing Monte Carlo simulations for radiotherapy verification

1999-2002 Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital, Malaysia

Selected Publications

  • Chin MPW (2015) FTREE: single-history Monte Carlo analysis for radiation detection and measurement. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 306:565–569.
  • Battistoni G, Boehlen T, Cerutti F, et al (2015) Overview of the FLUKA code. Annals of Nuclear Energy 82:10–18.
  • Böhlen TT, Cerutti F, Chin MPW, et al (2014) The FLUKA Code: Developments and Challenges for High Energy and Medical Applications. Nuclear Data Sheets 120:211–214.
  • Chin MPW, Cerutti F, Ferrari A, et al (2014) Monte Carlo Latching Studies of Prompt-Gamma Detection During Hadrontherapy. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 61:2540–2546.
  • Chin MPW, Böhlen TT, Fassò A, et al (2014) FLUKA and PENELOPE simulations of 10keV to 10MeV photons in LYSO and soft tissue. Radiation Physics and Chemistry 95:170–173.
  • Chin MPW, Cerutti A, Ferrari A, et al (2013) Signal and noise delineation for prompt-gamma detection during hadrontherapy. IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium.
  • Chin MPW, Alkhorayef M, Spyrou NM (2012) Peak-valley analysis of three-quanta positron annihilation: Validity, limitation and optimization. 2012 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference Record (NSS/MIC).
  • Chin MPW, Seweryniak D, Alkhorayef M, Spyrou NM (2009) Variation of 3-to-2 ratio from 18F in haematological components measured using the GAMMASPHERE. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A 604:331–334.
  • Chin MPW, Spyrou NM (2009) A detailed Monte Carlo accounting of radiation transport in the brain during BNCT. Applied Radiation and Isotopes 67:S164–S167.
  • Chin MPW, Spyrou NM (2009) Monitoring of gamma emission and neutron transmission during boron neutron capture treatment delivery. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 281:149–152.
  • Chin MPW, Spyrou NM (2007) Monte Carlo investigation of positron annihilation in medical positron emission tomography. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A 580:481–484.
  • Chin MPW, Lewis DG, Spezi E (2004) Correction for dose-response variations in a scanning liquid ion chamber EPID as a function of linac gantry angle. Physics in Medicine and Biology 49:N93–N103.
  • Chin MPW, Spezi E, Lewis DG (2003) Monte Carlo simulation of portal dosimetry on a rectilinear voxel geometry: a variable gantry angle solution. Physics in Medicine and Biology 48:N231–N238.
Mary Chin

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Radiological Control Division
Bldg. 911, Room 107
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-3315

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