SCK•CEN Chair “Roger Van Geen” 2019

On the initiative of the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK•CEN, the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) and the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique-FNRS (F.R.S.-FNRS) will grant in 2019 the SCK•CEN Chair “Roger Van Geen” 2019.

The SCK•CEN Chair “Roger Van Geen” is awarded to an eminent researcher in the domain of nuclear sciences and applications. Candidates should be affiliated to a recognized research institute or university on postdoctoral level or upwards; the Chair is open to applicants worldwide. The recipient of the SCK•CEN Chair “Roger Van Geen”will be awarded 12.500 EURO

The research for the Chair should be a substantial and original contribution in the domain of nuclear sciences and applications. Both technically oriented research and socio-economic types of research related to the field of nuclear research or technology can be considered; possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • nuclear engineering sciences;
  • radiation protection;
  • material sciences;
  • radioactive waste management;
  • dismantling and decontamination;
  • nuclear emergency planning;
  • radiobiology and radioecology;
  • microbiology;
  • medical or industrial applications of radiation;
  • sustainability studies.

The recipient of the SCK•CEN Chair “Roger Van Geen” is expected to give an inauguration lecture during one of the SCK•CEN events as well as a series of lectures at graduate level for students, SCK•CEN researchers as well as the Belgian nuclear community in general. The series of lectures will be organised in interaction with the SCK•CEN Academy. All related costs will be reimbursed.

The nomination deadline is April 15, 2019.

More information about the profile, the conditions and the procedure, as well as the registration forms can be found on