Doc. Dr Benjamin Zorko
Benjamin Zorko, PhD, is a Senior Professional Research Associate at the J. Stefan Institute since 1995 (ion beam analysis physics, accelerator physics, nuclear physics, vacuum sciences, radiation protection, radioecology, dosimetry) and Assist. prof. at Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School (IPS). His current position is the Head of the Group of Ionizing Radiation Measurements, a project leader (environmental radioactivity monitoring (ERM), dosimetry), and the Head of the Laboratory for TLD. He is the member of the radiological mobile unit (field work (in-situ gamma-ray spectrometry, route-monitoring, legal procedures). As a member of the FAT team from Slovenia he took part at RANET exercise in Fukushima, Japan in November 2014. He managed the "Table-top exercise on monitoring a large-scale cross-border contamination" in the frame of the European project under FP7-Fission entitled "Innovative integrative tools and platforms to be prepared for radiological emergencies and post-accident response and Europe". He is the key person for preparing annual dose assessments in environment (ERM). From 2012 to 2015 he was the member of the Working Group (WG5) “Uncertainty and variability analysis for assessments of the radiological impacts arising from routine discharges of radionuclides" in the framework of the MODARIA IAEA. Since 2015 he's been a member of the WG3 (Environmental dosimetry) established at EURADOS. Since 2016 he's been a member of the WG3 of MODARIA II IAEA. He also works as the POM from Slovenia in the CONCERT platform. He works as an expert in the group CEN/TC 327/WG 6 Animal feeding stuffs - Methods of sampling and analysis - Radioactivity measurements.