Director: Ali Younes, PhD
The Radiochemistry facility at Hunter College provides Hunter’s faculty, staff and students with the necessary training and support for both research and academics. In accordance to the New York City Charter and Articles 175 of NYC health code, the Radiochemistry facility at Hunter College is committed to ensure the safety of hunter’s workers and working area. The mission of the facility is threefold:
- Regulatory Control: Working with the EH&S on license amendments, the facility works on improving and updating the radiation safety training program to be suitable with the recent license update and the NRC regulations.
- Radiation Safety: Conducting contamination monitoring survey for the radioactive laboratories to ensure safety and good laboratory practice among faculty members and provide fast support and response during any emergency situations.
- Education and research: Training of faculty, staff and students in radiochemistry techniques. In addition to the evaluation of suitable isotopes and instrumentation for experiments, assist the PI and students in their design of experimental procedures (from setup to cleanup) and publication support.