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Dr Lee J. Evitts MInstP

Sêr Cymru Lecturer in Nuclear Medicine

Dr Lee J. Evitts was appointed as a Lecturer in Nuclear Medicine at the Nuclear Futures Institute in 2020, following on from a post-doctoral position within the same institution. Lee’s research interests are in novel applications of radionuclides for the diagnosis and therapuetic treatment of disease. His work also focuses on the production, extraction and transport of medical radionuclides to support Welsh ambitions for such a facility.

Lee completed his Ph.D. at the University of Surrey & TRIUMF, Canada in 2017. In addition to the numerous nuclear physics experiments that Lee participated in at TRIUMF, he was also instrumental in designing and developing an electron detector, from which the underlying structure of nuclides can be investigated. In this position Lee gained knowledge and experience in nuclear physics, radiation detectors, data acquisition systems, particle-tracking simulations, finite element analysis, and shell model calculations.

Lee held a position as a Radiation Physicist in the NHS, gaining experience in the applications of radionuclides before joining the Nuclear Futures Institute in 2018 as a post-doctoral researcher.