Renate Czarwinski, President

ImageRenate Czarwinski began her career in Health Physics in 1971 with the study of Experimental Physics and Radiation Protection Physics at Technical University of Dresden finalized in 1975. She graduated a postgraduate study from 1982 to 1984 and got the license as inspector for radiation protection in nuclear facilities. From 1990 to 1996 as a research assistant in the Federal Office for Radiation Protection she was responsible for internal and external dose assessments as well as for assessment of radiation exposures in building and environment. She coordinated national radon campaigns and managed European radon research projects. In 1996 Ms Czarwinski was appointed as Head of Radiation Protection at Workplaces Section in the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection with responsibilities for the assessment of safety and security of radioactive sources and the establishment of a register on high activity sources based on the European Directive.

From 2007 to 2012 Ms Czarwinski acted as Head of Radiation Safety and Monitoring Section of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna. Under her leadership the revision of the International Basic Safety Standards for Protection against Ionizing Radiation and Safety of Radiation Sources was finalized as General Safety Requirements Part 3. Ms Czarwinski was member in the Interagency Committee on Radiation Safety and she chaired this committee for two years.

Since June 2012 Ms Czarwinski is Head of Section on Safety and Security of Radiation Sources; Radiation Incidents; Type Approvals in the Federal Office for Radiation Protection in Berlin/Germany.

Throughout her career Ms Czarwinski has been active in research activities related to radiation physics and in practical activities related to radiation protection. She has published numerous scientific papers and participated as lecturer in various training courses and meetings.

Furthermore she is active working voluntarily in national and international NGO’s. Since 2004 she is Member of the Executive Council of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) and was elected as President of IRPA in 2012.

Since 1995 Ms Czarwinski is member of the editorial committee and subeditor of journal “StrahlenschutzPRAXIS” and since 2007 she is International Editorial Advisor to the Journal of Radiological Protection.

Renate Czarwinski
c/o Federal Office for Radiation Protection
Köpenicker Allee 120 - 130
10318 Berlin
Tel: 0049 30 18 3334510