Dr. rer. nat. ERIC MAUERHOFER
Mr. Mauerhofer studied chemistry, physics and materials science from 1983 to 1991 at the Université de Bourgogne. There he received in 1990 a Master in material science and in 1991 a Master of Advanced Studies in physical chemistry. He received his Ph.D. at the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in 1995 on construction and testing of an anti-Compton spectrometer for neutron activation analysis. He was until 2002 academic staff member and worked in the field of neutron-activation analysis and electromigration.
Since 2003 Mr. Mauerhofer is an academic staff member at the Research Centre Jülich and since 2006 head of the working group "characterization of radioactive waste" at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research - Nuclear Waste and Nuclear Safety of the Research Centre Jülich. He is an expert in methods and procedures of nuclear radiation measurement (alpha / beta / gamma spectrometry, neutron measurements) and has many years of relevant experience in the application of nuclear radiation measurement technology as well as in the field of neutron-activation analysis. He leads R&D work in the area of "development and application of non-destructive testing methods for characterization of radioactive waste".
In addition Mr. Mauerhofer acts as scientific advisor at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) in order to solve specific problems in the field of characterization of radioactive waste and nuclear radiation measurement technology.
Furthermore he has the technical qualification of radiation protection for the handling of sealed and unsealed radioactive substances as well as for the operation of accelerator facilities and acts as a Radiation Safety Officer at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research - Nuclear Waste and Nuclear Safety.