United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

David M. Hamby

Dr. Hamby is currently Professor of Health Physics in the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics at Oregon State University and a Clinical Professor of Radiation Oncology at Oregon Health & Science University.  After graduating from The University of North Carolina (MS 1986; PhD 1989), he served as a Principal Research Scientist at the Westinghouse Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina.  In 1994, he became an Assistant Professor of Radiological Health in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan.  Dr. Hamby obtained his undergraduate degree (1984, Physics) from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.  His primary research is in radiation dosimetry, nuclear instrument development, environmental transport of radioactive materials, and modeling uncertainty and sensitivity analyses.  Dr. Hamby teaches courses in Internal Dosimetry, Shielding and External Dosimetry, Radiation Detection and Instrumentation, and Nuclear Physics.  He holds two US Patents for radiation detection devices and is currently an Associate Editor for the Health Physics journal, the journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, and the Journal of Environmental Protection Science.  Dr. Hamby served the State of Oregon as Vice-Chair of the Oregon Board of Radiologic Technology from 2004-2007, the City of Corvallis as a member of the City Council from 2007-2010, and Benton County as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff since 2009.  He is also an FAA-licensed Commercial Pilot.
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