Rafael MARTINČIČ:

CURRICULUM VITAE

Borne in Slovenia, Rafael Martincic finished his PhD studies in nuclear physics at Ljubljana University in 1980 and worked until 2003 at J. Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 1984, he became Head of that Nuclear Physics Department. His area of research was environmental monitoring, development of radiation monitoring methods/techniques and emergency preparedness/response. In 2003 he joined IAEA's Incident and Emergency Centre working on EPR guides, tools and operational arrangements and lecturing all over the world. At present he is a retiree and consultant to the IAEA.

Date of Birth: 24 February 1946
Place of Birth: Cerknica, Slovenia
Nationality: Slovene
Marital status: married, wife Polona
Dependents: daughter Petra

Degrees

1980 Ph.D. in neutron physics, Faculty for Natural Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Subject of the thesis: Integral cross sections for fast neutron radiative capture

1976 M.Sc. in experimental nuclear physics, Faculty for Natural Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Subject of the thesis: Computerized on-line control of the experiment and measurement of (n,) reaction on Y and Pr.

1970 B.Sc. in experimental physics, Faculty for Natural Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Subject of the thesis: De-excitation of gamma rays in photonuclear reactions on Zr

1965 High school, general, Jesenice, Slovenia

Employment, Positions and Appointments

J. Stefan Institute, SI-1001 Ljubljana, Jamova 39, P.O.Box 3000, Slovenia

Period: 1972 - 1980 researcher

Period: 1980 - 2004 project manager (Ecological Laboratory with a Mobile Unit)

Period: 1983 - 1984 deputy department head

Period: 1984 - 2004 department head (Department for Low and Medium Energy Physics)

Period: 1986 - 2003 IAEA expert and consultant

Period: 1987 - Member of Slovenian Civil Protection Headquarters, responsible for emergency preparedness and planning (hazardous materials)

Period: 1992 - 1994 adviser to the director general (ecology) Gorenje Corporation, SI-3320 Velenje, Slovenia

Period: 1983 vice president (development) International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna

Period: 1999 SSA contract (8 month), Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit, NSRW

Period: 2003 - 2005 IAEA staff member, Emergency Preparedness Officer, ERU/NSRW/NS

Period: 2005 - 2008 IAEA staff member, Action Plan Coordinator, IEC/NS

Period: 2008 – IAEA Consultant

Field of Research

Period: 1972 - 1980

  • Fast neutron capture,
  • High resolution gamma spectrometry,
  • Radioecology

Period: 1980 - 1983

  • Radioecology,
  • Monitoring of the environment around NPP,
  • Emergency preparedness and response,
  • Radiation protection

Period: 1984 -

  • Research manager in nuclear physics and metrology-based radiation detection, measuring techniques and instrumentation,
  • National wide monitoring programs,
  • National emergency preparedness and response for radiation emergencies

Teaching activities

  • Periodical lectures at various courses in the Civil Protection training programmes
  • Lectures at various IAEA training courses in radiation protection and emergency preparedness and response
  • Associate member of Postgraduate studies in Nuclear Techniques, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology, University of Ljubljana
  • Associate member of Postgraduate studies in Nuclear Energy, University of Maribor
  • Associate member of International Graduate School of Environmental Sciences, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
  • Supervisor of B.Sc., M.Sc. And Ph.D. students

Invited lectures

1. IAEA Workshop in Gamma Spectrometry, Nuclear Physics Department, Nuclear Chemistry Department, J. Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 23 – 27 March 1987 (workshop preparetion, workshop leader)

2. Workshop on derived intervention levels for Arab countries, Damascus, Syria, November 5-14, 1987

3. Workshop on gamma-spectrometry of food and environmental samples, Istanbul, Turkey, December 4-10, 1988

4. Workshop on Gamma Spectrometry and Determination of Strontium in Food and Environmental Samples, Nuclear Physics Department, Nuclear Chemistry Department, J. Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 6 – 17 June 1988 (workshop preparetion, workshop leader)

5. Workshop on derived intervention levels, Amman, Jordan, November 7-26, 1988

6. Energy: Present Status and Future Trends in Austria, Slovenia and Croatia, Expert Meeting, Zelezna Kaplja, Government of Carinthia, 4 – 5 April 1991

7. Workshop on national infrastructure for radiation safety, Pyongyang, DDR of Korea, May, 20-31, 1991

8. Workshop on national infrastructure for radiation safety, Ulan Bator, Mongolia, June 3-14, 1991

9. Regulatory practices for radiation safety, Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 19 - December 4, 1992

10. National training course on licensing and inspection for radiation safety, Hanoi, Viet-Nam, November 3-21, 1993

11. National training course on emergency planning and preparedness, Office for Atomic Energy for Peace, Bangkok, Thailand, May 1-20, 1994

12. Symposium: ICISA Report and Consequences, Klagenfurt, Austria, 25 April 1994

13. National training course on emergency preparedness, preparation and implementation, Office for Atomic Energy for Peace, Bangkok, Thailand, November 18-29, 1996

14. Regional training course on emergency planning, accident assessment and response to nuclear and radiological accidents, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., December 14-18, 1996.

15. Workshop on emergency planning and preparedness, STUK, Helsinki, Finland, March 3-7, 1997

16. International training course on emergency planning, accident assessment and response to nuclear and radiological accidents, Argonne National Laboratory, USA, April 28 - May 16, 1997

17. Regional training workshop on IAEA guidance on developing an effective emergency capability and plan for nuclear or radiological accidents, Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 30- July 11, 1997.

18. IAEA Regional Workshop on Emergency Planning, Technical Assessment of and Response to Radiological Accidents, Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI), Quezson City, Philippines, 10 – 14 November, 1997

19. IAEA Regional Training Coarse on Radiation Protection Issues in Nuclear Power Plants, Ljubljana, Slovenia, October 1998

20. Regional (AFRA) Training Workshop on Emergency Planning and Preparedness, Council of Nuclear Safety, Johannesburg, Cape Town, South Africa, 18.04. - 03.05. 1998

21. Post-Accident Radiation Monitoring Techniques, Forth Summer School, Kievskij Gosudarstvennyj Univ., Kiev, Ukraine, 24.08. - 28.8. 1998

22. Series of invited lectures, Ministry of Energy Mineral Resources, Amman, Jordan, 14.10. - 24.10. 1998

23. National Training Workshop on Emergency Preparedness and Response, National Radiation Protection Department, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Teheran, Iran, 01.05. - 07.05.1999

24. IAEA Regional Train-the-Trainers Workshop on Monitoring Strategies, Procedures, Reporting and Transmission of Data, European Centre of Technological Safety - TESEC, Kiev, Ukraine, 08.07.-25.07.1999 (workshop preparation, workshop leader)

25. IAEA Workshop on Response to Radiological Emergency, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 04.10. - 08.10. 1999 (workshop leader)

26. IAEA Workshop on Response to Radiological Emergency, St. Petersburg, Russia, 16.10.-23.10.1999 (workshop leader)

27. EULEP/EURADOS/UIR Workshop on Environmental Dosimetry, Avignon, France, 20.11.-24.11.1999, Intercomparison Measurements Exercises of Mobile Radiological Laboratories, invited lecture

28. Nova Gorica Polytechnique, Nova Gorica, Slovenia, 25 May 2000 Lecture: Intercomparison Measurements of Mobile Radiological Laboratories: Chernobyl-99

29. IAEA Integrated Regional Workshop on Developing National Radiation Safety Capabilities for Response to Nuclear Accidents or Radiological Emergencies and a Legal Framework Governing Emergency Preparedness and Response and Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage, Institute for Radiation Protection and Dosimetry (IRD), National Nuclear Energy Commission (CNEN), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 9 – 17 October 2000

30. IAEA Regional Train-the-Trainers Course: Practical Response to a Radiological Emergency, Ljubljana, Slovenia, November 2000 (workshop preparation, workshop leader)

31. IAEA Regional Train-the-Trainers Course: Practical Response to a Radiological Emergency, Ljubljana, Slovenia, maj 2001 (workshop preparation, workshop leader)

32. National University of Malaysia, Bangi, Selagor, Malaysia, 7.07. – 15.7. 2001 (invited lecturer on post graduate school on radiation protection)

33. IAEA Regional Workshop on Strengthening National Capabilities for Response to Radiological Emergencies in Countries of Africa, Vienna, Austria, 18.11. – 01.12.2001 (invited lecturer and workshop leader)

34. IAEA Workshop on Emergency Preparedness and Response for Research Reactors, Institute for Nuclear Research, Pitesti, Romania, 22 – 26 October 2001

35. IAEA Regional Workshop on Strengthening National Capabilities for Response to Radiological Emergencies in Countries of Africa, IAEA, Vienna, Austria, 18 November – 1 December 2001 (workshop leader)

36. IAEA Regional Workshop on Emergency Preparedness and Response for Research Reactors, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Nuclear Training Centre, Daejeon, Korea, 29 April – 3 May 2002

37. Regional Train-the-Trainers Workshop on Procedures for Medical Response During Radiation Emergency, Clinical Department of Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Protection, Clinical Hospital Center, Zagreb, Croatia, 20 –34 May 2002

38. IAEA National Workshop on Strengthening National Capabilities for Response to Radiation Emergencies, Atomic Energy Authority of Egypt, Cairo, Egypt, 22 – 26 June 2002

39. IAEA/RCA Regional Training Course on Practical Response to a Radiological Emergency, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Sydney, 02 – 13 December 2002, Australia

40. IAEA Train-the-Trainers Regional Training Course on Practical Response to a Radiological Emergency, Cairo, Egypt, 6-12 March 2003

41. Regional Train-the-trainers Workshop on Monitoring during a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency, Slavutych, Ukraine, 24 – 28 May, 2004

42. Training of GAEC teams in response to potential nuclear or radiological threats or events during summer Olympics 2004; Athens, Greece, 14-18 June 2004

43. International Conference: Twenty Years after Chernobyl Accident, 24-26 April 2006, Invited Speaker

44. Regional Workshop on Emergency Preparedness and Response - Kingdom of Bahrain, 1-5 July 2006

45. 1st International Conference in Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness, 27-30 April 2010, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) and Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences (KIRAMS), Seoul, Republic of Korea

46. Training Course on Emergency Response, 26-30 July 2010, China Atomic Energy Authority, China National Nuclear Emergency Response Office, Beijing, China

47. IAEA/ICTP School of Nuclear Energy Management, 16 to 17 November 2010, Trieste, Italy

Other activities

• Initiator and one of the founders of Radiation Protection Association of Slovenia

Membership in domestic and international organizations

1982-1984 Vice-president of the Yugoslav Radiation Protection Association

1987-1989 President of the Yugoslav Radiation Protection Association

1993-1997 member of the Executive Council of Slovenian Association of Technical and Natural Sciences

From 1991 President of Radiation Protection Association of Slovenia

From 1997 member of IRPA Admission Committee

From 1999 member of the Board, Polytechnic, Nova Gorica, Slovenia

Conference committees

1. Member of the Programme Committee of the Symposium on Radiation Protection in Neighbouring Countries in Central Europe, Obergurgl, Austria, 1993

2. President of the Programme Committee of the IRPA Regional Symposium on Radiation Protection in Neighbouring Countries in Central Europe, Portorož, Slovenia, 1995

3. President of the Organizing Committee of the IRPA Regional Symposium on Radiation Protection in Neighbouring Countries in Central Europe, Portorož, Slovenia, 1995

4. Member of the Local Organizing Committee of International Conference on New Opportunities for Research at Third Generation Light Sources, Lipica, Slovenia, 1996

5. President of Organizing and Programme Committee of the 9th Workshop on Mobile Radiological Laboratories - Bled 96 Intercomparison Measurements, Bled, Slovenia, 1996

6. Member of Programme Committee of the conference Rapid Methods of Radiochemical Analysis for Emergency and Routine Situations, National Physical Laboratory, UK, 1997

7. Member of Programme and Scientific Committee of the IRPA Regional Symposium on Radiation Protection in Neighbouring Countries in Central Europe, Prague, Czech Republic, 1997

8. Member of Programme Committee and leader of the seminar: Emergency Response Preparedness, Ljubljana, Slovenia

9. Member of Programme and Scientific Committee of IRPA Regional Congress: Radiation Protection in Central Europe 1999, Budapest, Hungary

10. Initiatoor and president of organising and programme committee of 12th Workshop on Mobile Radiological Laboratories - Chernobyl 99 Intercomparison Measurements MORAL-12, Chernobyl, Ukraine, September 1999

11. Member of Programme and Scientific Committee of IRPA Regional Congress: Radiation Protection in Central Europe - Radiation Protection and Health, Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 2001

12. Member of Programme and Scientific Committee of First IRPA European Congress: Towards An Harmonisation of Radiation Protection in Europe, Florence, Italia, October 2002

13. Member of Programme and Scientific Committee of regional IRPA congress: Radiation Protection in Central Europe – Clearance Levels and Material Release, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, october 2003

14. Member of Programme and Scientific Committee: International Conference on Monitoring, Assessments and Uncertainties for Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Response, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 20 to 26 November 2005

International projects

(Project Manager)

Period: 1980 - 1982
UNDP project: Ecological Laboratory with a Mobile Unit

Period: 1993 - 1995
IAEA project: Strengthening of Calibration Facility

Period: 1995 -1996
Hungarian-Slovenian project: Development of environmental radioactivity monitoring with special attention to emergency situations

Expert missions and consultancy

1987
1. Current status on radiation protection, Baghdad, Iraq, October 8-14, 1987
1989
2. Mobile radiation monitoring laboratory, Islamabad, Pakistan, March 29- April 7, 1989
3. National workshop on gamma-spectrometry and whole body counting, Baghdad, Iraq, June 9-23, 1989
4. Gamma spectrometry systems, Bangkok, Thailand, August 8 - September 16, 1989
5. Radiological Emergency Mobile Laboratory, Cairo, Egypt, September 23 - October 3, 1989
1990
6. Emergency planning and preparedness, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 27-29, 1990
7. Emergency planning and preparedness, Pyongyang, DDR Korea, August 31 - September 7, 1990
8. Programme for Cernavoda training centre, Bucharest, Romania, November 15-25, 1990
1991
9. Mobile radiation monitoring laboratory, Islamabad, Pakistan, February 28 - March 24, 1991
10. Radiological accidents response team, Amman, Jordan, July 17-25, 1991
1992
11. Radiological Emergency Mobile Laboratory, Cairo, Egypt, June 18 - July 1, 1992
1993
12. Identification of specific components of Ghana programme that do not meet basic safety standards, Accra, Ghana, August 18-30, 1994
1995
13. Implementation of radiation protection legislation, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 16 - April 4, 1995
14. Country programme framework mission, Harare, Zimbabwe, June 5-13, 1995
15. Check list for the development of emergency response preparedness for nuclear or radiological accidents, June 17-21, 1995, consultancy meeting, IAEA, Vienna, Austria
16. Emergency response programmes for nuclear facilities, October 30 - November 3, 1995, consultancy meeting, IAEA, Vienna, Austria
17. International Response Technical Manual and InterRAS model, November 6 - December 1, 1995, consultant to IAEA, Vienna, Austria
1996
18. Check list for the development of emergency response preparedness for nuclear or radiological accidents, February 5-9, 1995, consultancy meeting, IAEA, Vienna, Austria
19. International Response Technical Manual and InterRAS model, February 12-16, 1996, consultancy meeting, IAEA, Vienna, Austria
20. International Response Technical Manual and InterRAS model, August 5-16, 1996, consultancy meeting, IAEA, Vienna, Austria
21. Assessment of the Radiological Situation at the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site, Republic of Kazakhstan, November 11-15, 1996, consultancy meeting, IAEA, Vienna, Austria
1997
22. Operation of Environmental Radioactivity Network System, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Atomic Energy
Research Institute, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 2-10, 1997
23. Check list for the development of emergency response preparedness for nuclear or radiological accidents, January 20-24, 1997, consultancy meeting, IAEA, Vienna, Austria
24. Preparing IAEA TECDOC, consultant, IAEA, Vienna, Austria, March 9-14, 1997, April 14-18, 1997, August 1 – December 31, 1997 1998
25. Preparing IAEA TECDOC, consultant, IAEA, Vienna, Austria, January 1 – March 31, 1998, August 16-22, 1998, August 30 – September 5, 1998, November 1 – December 31, 1998
1999
26. KFKI Atomic Energy Research Institute, Budapest, Hungary, March 16 – 19, 1999
27. Preparing IAEA TECDOC, consultant, IAEA, Vienna, Austria, January 1 – February 28, 1999, May 10 – June 12, 1999, December 12 – 23, 1999
2000
28. KFKI Atomic Energy Research Institute, Budapest, Hungary, January 9 – 22, 2000
29. Preparing IAEA TECDOC, consultant, IAEA, Vienna, Austria, January 1. – February 2. 2000, March 12 – 16, 2000
30. National Programme for Planning, Preparedness and Response to Radiological Emergency, Radiation Protection Board, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, Accra, Ganna, March 18 – April 2, 2000
2001
31. Consultancy, lecturer, IAEA, Vienna, Austria, February 18 – March 2, 2001, April 22 – May 4, 2001, June 10 – 15, 2001, June 24 – 29, 2001
32. Technical Committee Meeting, IAEA, Vienna, Austria, September 16 – 21, 2001
33. Technical Committee Meeting to Develop Aspects of the Technical Basis for Emergency Response to Radiological Emergencies (Chairman), IAEA, Vienna, Austria, November 18 – 22, 2001
2002
34. Evaluation of safety culture in the Canadian Department of National Defence, Kanada, March 4 – 22, 2002, ekspert kosultantske firme International Safety Research
35. Malta
2003
36. IAEA Assistance Mission to Nigeria (stolen sources), Nigeria, February 2003
37. IAEA Assistance Mission to Qatar (found sources), Qatar, March 26 – 30, 2003

Bibliography

Scientific articles: 24
Chapter in a book 1
Technical articles: 11
Published presentations: 48
Abstracts and unpublished presentations: 22
Technical reports: 96
Editor 5

Significant publications in the period 1990 - 2002

1. M.Korun, R.Martinčič: Method for rapid calculation of the efficiency of semiconductor detector in measurements of voluminous samples, Int.Symp. on Environmental Contamination Following a Major Nuclear Accident, Vienna, 492-493 IAEA-SM-306 (1990)

2. R.Martinčič, M.Korun, U.Miklavžič, B.Pucelj: Fast radionuclide determination using spectrometric procedures and field measurements, Int.Symp. on Environmental Contamination Following a Major Nuclear Accident, Vienna, 378-380 IAEA-SM-306 (1990)

3. M.Korun, R.Martinčič, B.Pucelj, In-situ measurements of the radioactive fallout deposit, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physical Research, A300 (1991) 611-615

4. M.Korun, R.Martinčič, Efficiency calibration of gamma-ray spectrometers for volume-source geometry, Applied Radiation Isotopes, Int.J.Radiat.Appl.Instrum., Part A, 43, No.1/2 (1992) 29-35

5. M.Korun, R.Martinčič, Coincidence summing in gamma and X-ray spectrometry, Nuclear Instrument and Methods in Physical Research, A325 (1993) 478-484

6. M.Korun, R.Martinčič, Determination of efficiencies of semiconductor gamma-ray detectors for inhomogeneous samples, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physical Research, A335 (1993) 148 - 155

7. M. Korun, A. Likar, M. Lipoglavšek, R. Martinčič, B. Pucelj, In-situ measurements of Cs distribution in soil, Nucl. Instr. and Meth, B93 (1994) 485-491

8. M. Korun, R. Martinčič, Efficiency calibration curves in gamma-ray spectrometry for samples with different matrices, Journal of Radioanalytical Nuclear Chemistry Letters, 186 (1994) 361-373

9. M. Korun, R. Martinčič, Activity calculations for voluminous samples in the presence of coincidence summing effects, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physical Research, A355(1995) 600-608

10. M. Korun, R. Martinčič, B. Pucelj, M. Ravnik, The semiconductor -ray spectrometer as a neutron flux meter, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physical Research, A368(1996) 431-436

11. M. Korun, R. Martinčič, M. Merkan, Determination of the activities of inhomogeneous samples by gamma spectrometry using energy-dependent self-absorption, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physical Research, A369(1996) 681-683

12. M. Korun, R. Martinčič, Measurements of the total-to-peak ratio of a semiconductor gamma-ray detector, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physical Research, A385 (1997) 511-518

13. Generic Assessment Procedures for Determining Protective Actions during a Reactor Accident, IAEA-TECDOC-955, IAEA, Vienna, 1997 (contributions)

14. Method for the Development of Emergency Response Preparedness for Nuclear or Radiological Accidents, IAEA-TECDOC-953, IAEA, Vienna, 1997 (contributions)

15. A.J.González, G. Gnugnoli, G. Linsley, R. Martinčič, P. Shaw, P. Stegnar, G. Webb, A.D. Wrixon, Radiological conditions at the Semipalatinsk test site, Kazakhstan: preliminary assessment and recommendations for further study, Radiological assessment report series, Vienna, International Atomic Energy Agency, 1998 (COBISS-ID 13785895)

16. Monitoring in a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency, IAEA-TECDOC-1092, IAEA, Vienna, 1999 (ISSN 1011-4289, Editor)

17. Generic Procedures for Assessment and Response during a Radiological Emergency, IAEA-TECDOC-1162, IAEA, Vienna, 2000 (Editor)

18. R. Martinčič, Intercomparison Measurement Exercises of Mobile Radiological Laboratories, Radiat. Prot. Dosim., 2000, vol.92, str. 77/82 (COBISS-ID 15426087)

19. T. McKenna, J. Lafortune, R. Martinčič, E. Buglova, P. Heilbron, Response to Nuclear or Radioloogical Emergencies, The handbook of hazardous materials spills technology, McGraw-Hill handbooks, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2002, str. 9.3 – 9.88 (COBISS-ID 16289063)

20. IAEA Response Assistance Network, EPR-RANET 2006, IAEA, 2006 (Editor)

21. The Radiological Accident in Nueva Aldea, ISBN 978-92-0-103009-2, Vienna, IAEA, 2009 (Editor)

22. Joint Radiation Emergency Management Plan of the International Organizations, EPR-JPLAN 2010, IAEA, 2010 (Editor)