Dr. Borak's research interests are in radiation physics and dosimetry including radiation safety for uranium miners deep within the earth and to astronauts during space missions beyond the earth. He has been a consultant to the Governor of Colorado concerning issues relating to low-level radioactive waste management and nuclear criticality safety. He is a Certified Inspector and Certified Expert of radiation producing devices for the Colorado Department of Public health and Environment. Dr. Borak was a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committees on Risk Assessment of Exposure to Radon in Drinking Water (1999), An Assessment of the Scientific Information for the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (2005), and Airport Passenger Screening using Backscatter X-Ray Machines (2015). He is currently a distinguished emeritus member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP).
EducationPh.D. - Physics, Vanderbilt University, 1969B.S. - Physics, St. John's University, 1964
CertificationsCertified X-Ray Inspector, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment; HMWMD-Radiation Control Division
Certified by the American Board of Health Physics
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