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We would like to thank you all so much for your participation in the 1st International Conference on Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry (RANC-2016), which was held in Budapest on 10-15 April, 2016!
We had a wonderful time and have greatly enjoyed the quality and variety of your presentations. We hope we have been able to create a stimulating environment for your research and that it has been a memorable experience to all of you.

627 persons registered, 412 of them took actually part arriving from 50 countries of all five continents, see the map.

Winners of the Awards

The Hevesy Medal Award: Prof. Tomoko M. Nakanishi from the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan
(The Thing that Becomes Clear By a Radiaiton and the Use of the Radioisotopes for Plant Physiology – With the Findings of Fukushima Nuclear Accident)

Best Young Lecturer Award: Giovanni Baccolo from the University of Siena, Italy
(Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis Applied to Ice Cores)

Best Poster Award: Chun-Hsu Yao from the China Medical University, Taiwan
(Dose Verification of Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy Using Nipam Gel Dosimeter Combined with Parallel-Beam Optical-Ct Scanner)

The most outstanding reviewers of JRNC were also awarded at the conference.

Best Reviewer of JRNC in 2014-2015:
Georg Steinhauser

Outstanding Reviewers of JRNC in 2014-2015:
Steven Biegalski
Andrey Berlizov
Tapas Das
Xiaolin Hou
Richard M. Lindstrom
Fazilet Zümrüt Biber Müftüler
Štefan Palágyi
Gary L. Silver
Ning Xu
Yoon Yeol Yoon


Conference gallery

Plenary and Invited Talks on the Research Front of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

Prof. Franco Cataldo
Université della Tuscia Dipartimento di Scienze Ecologiche e Biologiche (Italy)
Radiation chemical aspects of the origins of life
Prof. Zhifang Chai
Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (China)
New advances of nuclear energy radiochemistry in China
Prof. Amares Chatt
Dalhousie University, Halifax (Canada)
Eighty Years of Neutron Activation Analysis: 1936-2016
Dr. Frans De Corte
University of Ghent, Ghent (Belgium)
Four decades of k0-NAA: an appraisal
Prof. Christian Ekberg
Chalmers University and Technology Foundation, Gothenburg (Sweden)
Title will be communicated soon
Dr. Richard B. Firestone
Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA)
Analysis of the global radiocarbon record for evidence of near-earth supernovae
Dr. Robert R. Greenberg
Chemical Sciences Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA)
The Value of NAA for the Certification of Complex-Matrix Reference Materials
Dr. René van Grieken
Department of Chemistry, University of Antwerp (Belgium)
X-ray spectrometry for environment and cultural heritage
Prof. Jan Kučera
Nuclear Physics Institute, CAS, Řež (Czech Republic)
Radiochemical separation of mostly short-lived neutron activation products
Prof. Susanta Lahiri
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata (India)
Converter target chemistry - A new challenge to the radioanalytical chemistry
Dr. Stephen LaMont
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos (USA)
Nuclear Forensics: A Maturing Discipline
Dr. Richard M. Lindstrom
National Institute for Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg (USA)
Believable statements of Uncertainty
Dr. Siegfried Niese
Author of the biography of G. Hevesy (Germany)
George de Hevesy (1885-1966) - Discoverer of hafnium founder of radio analytical chemistry and X-ray fluorescence analysis and father of nuclear medicine
Dr. Štefan Palágyi
Czech Technical University, Prague (Czech Republic)
The column technique and a simplified dynamic modeling as a tool for determination of radionuclide transport parameters in granular solid-groundwater systems
Prof. Pavel Povinec
Comenius University, Bratislava (Slovakia)
Low background gamma-spectrometry: limits and applications
Prof. Syed M. Qaim
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH Institut für Neurowissenschaften und Medizin INM-5: Nuklearchemie (Germany)
New developments in accelerator production of radionuclides for medical applications
Prof. A.V.R. Reddy
Analytical Chemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (India)
Nuclear Chemistry in Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India
Prof. Enrico Sabbioni
CeSI - G.D'Annunzio University Foundation (Italy)
Nuclear and radioanalytical techniques in metallobiochemistry research: studies over 50 years
Prof. Eiliv Steinnes
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (Norway)
Use of mosses for monitoring atmospheric deposition of radionuclides: Possibilities and limitations
Prof. Hans-Arno Synal
ETH Zurich Laboratory of Ion Beam Physics Building HPK H33 (Switzerland)
How far can we get? Latest progress in accelerator mass spectrometry
Dr. Lav Tandon
Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA)
Actinide Analytical Chemistry Associated with Nuclear Forensics Characterization of Bulk Special Nuclear Materials: An Operational and Research & Development Perspective
Prof. Andreas Türler
Laboratory of Radiochemistry and Environmental Chemistry
Paul Scherrer Institute and University of Bern, Villigen PSI and Bern (Switzerland)
Progress in superheavy element research
Prof. Hans-Jürgen Wester
Technische Universität München, Garching (Germany)
New trends in Radiopharmaceuticals
Prof. László Wojnárovits
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest (Hungary)
Wastewater treatment with ionizing radiation

Sunday evening after the opening ceremony a special session will be held dedicated to György Hevesy on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his death. Prof. Siegfried Niese, the author of the Hevesy biography is going to present a lecture on his life and work. Dr. Georg de Hevesy, the son of the great scientist will grace the conference with his presence, and he is going to present the Hevesy Medal Awards 2016. Please join us at this festive session.

Thank you for your kind interest, and we hope to see you again at the next RANC conference in three years!

Dr. Zsolt RÉVAY
Conference Chair

Prof. Amares CHATT
Conference Co-Chair

Dr. Tibor G. KOCSOR
Conference Co-Chair

Veronika Bíró
Conference Coordinator

Special thanks to the International Organizing Committee

Erzsébet TAKÁCS

Stephen LaMONT
Susanta LAHIRI
Xiaolin HOU