A team of faculty and students are currently revising the dosimetry models for VARSKIN computer code. VARSKIN is maintained by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; a research contract was recently awarded to the department to modify and improve the photon and beta models for estimating the dose to skin as a function of penetration depth. The software infrastructure is also being updated to incorporate a more appropriate program language and easier to use graphical user interfaces.

For more information contact Professor David Hamby.