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Wesley E. Bolch

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Office 1275 Center Drive, 109A Mailing P.O. Box 116131 Gainesville FL 32611 Office Phone: 352-273-0303 Office Fax: 352-294-7126 Website: http://www.nre.ufl.edu/department/perspages/bolch.php

Biography

Wesley E. Bolch is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering at the University of Florida. Dr. Bolch is a professor of biomedical engineering and medical physics in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering. He has served as chair of the College Tenure and Promotion Committee for the past several years and thus is very experienced in the T&P process. In addition to his work on the College T&P Committee, he serves as Director of ALRADS – the Advanced Laboratory for Radiation Dosimetry Studies at UF.
Dr. Bolch earned his BSE degree in environmental engineering in 1984, his ME and Ph.D. degrees in radiological physics in 1986 and 1998, respectively, from the University of Florida. He has been certified by the American Board of Health Physics since 1994 and licensed in Radiological Health Engineering by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers since 1992. In 2011, Dr. Bolch was elected Fellow of both the Health Physics Society (HPS) and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). He has been a member of the Society of Nuclear Medicine’s Medical Internal Radiation Dose (MIRD) Committee since 1993, a member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) since 2005, and a member of Committee 2 of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) since 2005.
He has published over 160 peer-reviewed journal articles, co-authored/edited 14 books/book chapters, and served as author on two NCRP Reports, two ICRP Publications, and two MIRD Monographs. Dr. Bolch has managed a broad research program including (1) NIH and DOE funded projects to construct high-resolution models of the skeleton to support dose-response studies in radionuclide therapy and radiation epidemiology, (2) NIH funded projects to develop scalable NURBS-based and voxel-based computational phantoms of adult and pediatric patients and associated software for organ dose assessment in nuclear medicine, computed tomography, interventional fluoroscopy, and radiotherapy, (3) private company funded projects to develop stereotactic kilovoltage x-ray treatments for age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma, and (4) CDC funded projects in stochastic modeling of worker inhalation and gamma-ray exposures following radiological accidents and potential terrorist events. He is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguish Scientific Achievement Award by the Health Physics Society acknowledging outstanding contributions to the science and technology of radiation safety.Internal radiation dosimetry, radiation damage to DNA, NMR microscopy of bone, organ dose assessment in diagnostic radiology, radiation bioeffects.

Education

Ph.D, 1988, University of Florida