Division of Nuclear and Radiochemistry

Mission and Objectives

The Division of Nuclear and Radiochemistry (DNRC) is a network of societies and their scientists working in nuclear and radiochemistry throughout Europe and aims to have close links to related institutions all over the world. A broad communicative basis is achieved by cooperation with relevant supranational bodies such as IUPAC and IAEA as well as with journals and newsletters. It endeavours to establish and maintain the highest quality standards in science and research. DNRC accepts a role to coordinate education and training in all aspects of nuclear and radiochemistry and to offer a means of communication and collaboration between scientists working in the fields.

Objectives of the DNRC are:

  • To contribute to the advancement of nuclear and radiochemistry in Europe;
  • To identify important areas in science, technology and other human activities relevant to nuclear and radiochemistry, and to stimulate actions in such fields;
  • To address aspects of importance in or to nuclear and radiochemistry which need regulation, harmonisation, standardisation or codification, and to make recommendations as appropriate;
  • To encourage cooperation between nuclear and radiochemists whether working in academia, industry or governance, in particular within the countries of the member societies of EuChemS;
  • To foster close contacts and cooperation of DNRC with the European Commission and other relevant institutions;
  • To safeguard the interests of the nuclear and radiochemistry community, especially concerning recognition and legitimisation in matters of regulation and legislation as well as decision making in economic and in social areas;
  • To assist and strengthen quality in teaching and training of nuclear and radiochemistry in education and in daily practice;
  • To support the transfer and exchange of knowledge, equipment and personnel in the areas of DNRC expertise both within Europe and in non-European countries;
  • To hold a European Conference at least every other year;
  • To assume a general promotion and coordination function for other conferences and courses in Europe related to DNRC activities;
  • To disseminate information to the wider scientific community and general public about nuclear and radiochemistry and its achievements.


Members of the Division of Nuclear and Radiochemistry


Dr Rositza Mihailova Kamenova-Totzeva
Invited Member
National Centre of Radiobiology and Radiation Protection, National Laboratory for Control of Irradiated Foods, 132 Kliment Ohridsky, 1756 Sofia, Bulgaria


Prof Ioannis Paschalidis
Nominated Member
Dept. of Chemistry, University of Cyprus

Czech Republic

Prof Jan John
Secretary, Division of Nuclear and Radiochemistry
Czech Technical University in Prague, Dept Nuclear Chemistry, Brehova 7, 115 19 Praha 1, Czech Republic


Prof Xiaolin Hou
Nominated Member
Technical University of Denmark, Center for Nuclear Technologies, Frederiksborgvej 399, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark


Prof Jukka Lehto
Nominated Member
Laboratory of Radiochemistry, P.O.Box 55, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland


Prof Philippe Moisy 
Nominated Member
CEA/Marcoule, DRCP Bat. 400, BP 17171, F30207,  Bagnols sur Ceze, France


Prof Christoph Duellmann
Nominated Member
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Institute for Nuclear Chemistry, Fritz Strassmann Weg 2, D-55128 Mainz, Germany


Prof Panagiotis Misaelides
Nominated Member
Dept. of Chemistry, Aristotle University, PO Box 1547, GR-54006 Thessaloniki, Greece


Prof Noémi Nagy
Nominated Member
Imre Lajos Isotope Laboratory, Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1. Chemistry Building D202, H-4032 Debrecen, Hungary


Prof Israel Zilbermann
Nominated Member
Chemistry Department, Nuclear Research Centre Negev, POB 9001, Beer-Sheva 84190, Israel


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The Netherlands

Prof Bert Wolterbeek
Nominated Member
Department of Radiation Science and Technology, Delft University of Technology, PO Box 5, NL-2600 AA Delft, The Netherlands


Prof Jon Petter Omtvedt
Nominated Member
Nuclear Chemistry Section, Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo, PO Box 1033, Blindern N-0315 Oslo, Norway


Prof Jerzy Narbutt
Nominated Member
Head of Dept of Radiochemistry, Institute of Nuclear Chemistry & Technology, Dorodna 16, 03-195 Warszawa, Poland


Dr Isabel Santos
Nominated Member
Instituto Tecnológico eNuclear, Departamento de Quimica, Est. Nacional 10, 2686 Sacavém, Portugal


Prof Stepan N. Kalmykov
Nominated Member
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Radiochemistry, Leninskie Gory, 1 bld.3, 119991 Moscow, Russia


Dr Divna Djokic
Nominated Member
The Vinca Institute of Nuclear Science, PO Box 522, 11001 Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro


Prof Pavol Rajec
Nominated Member
Comenius University, Dept. of Nuclear Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Mlynska dolina, 842 15 Bratislava, Slovakia


Dr Catalina Gascó Leonarte
Nominated Member
CIEMAT ( DIAE ) Ed.3A, Avda de la Complutense 22, Madrid 28040


Prof Christian Ekberg
Nominated Member
Dept of Nuclear Chemistry, Chalmers Univ of Technology, S-41296 Goteborg, Sweden


Prof Dr Andreas Türler
Nominated Member
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Bern, Freiestrasse 3, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland

Paul Scherrer Institut, Laboratory for Radiochemistry and Environmental Chemistry, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland


Prof Turan Unak
Nominated Member
Ege University, Faculty of Science, Dept of Chemistry, Div Nuclear Chem, Bornova, Izmir 35100, Turkey


Management of the Division

Professor Jon Petter Omtvedt
Chair, Division of Nuclear and Radiochemistry

Jan John
Professor Jan John
Secretary and Treasurer, Division of Nuclear and Radiochemistry