RAC is pleased to announce that Dr. Colby Mangini joined the RAC team in May 2017. Colby is a Certified Health Physicist (CHP) with a diverse background in applied health physics and computational health physics. He began his career in the U.S. Navy, where he taught at the Navy’s Nuclear Power School (NPS), and completed his Masters in Health Physics at Oregon State University (OSU). After the Navy, Colby earned his Ph.D. in Radiation Health Physics at OSU, where he was also an instructor. Since completing his Ph.D. in 2012, he has held positions as a principal scientist at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory and as Radiation Safety Officer at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Colby will assist the RAC team in radioactive contaminant transport modeling, dose reconstruction, and other areas of environmental risk assessment. He has already provided valuable support on several projects, including helping to present RAC’s most recent training course for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and performing QA/QC review of computer code used for calculating radiation dose.