David A. Schauer, ICRU Executive Secretary

The International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements (ICRU) is pleased to announce that Dr. David A. Schauer will assume the duties and responsibilities of Executive Secretary on June 1, 2014.

Dr. Schauer has over 30 years of experience in the areas of radiation protection and measurements. From 2004 to 2012, he served as Executive Director, Secretary and Treasurer of the congressionally-chartered National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP). In 2012, he became Executive Director Emeritus and Project Manager at NCRP. Prior to his work at NCRP, Dr. Schauer served in various scientific and leadership

positions as a radiation specialist in the U.S. Navy. He has also volunteered his time on expert committees for the World Health Organization and International Atomic Energy Agency, and served as a Health Physics Program Evaluator for the Accreditation Board on Engineering and Technology.

In addition to his duties with ICRU and NCRP, Dr. Schauer will continue to serve as an adjunct associate professor at Georgetown University and University of Nevada Las Vegas.

If you wish to contact Dr. Schauer, please email him at icru@icru.org.

ICRU (originally known as the International X-Ray Unit Committee and later as the International Commission on Radiological Units) was conceived at the First International Congress of Radiology (ICR) in London in 1925 and officially came into being at ICR-2 in Stockholm in 1928. ICRU’s mission is to develop and promulgate internationally accepted recommendations on radiation related quantities and units, terminology, measurement procedures, and reference data for the safe and efficient application of ionizing radiation to medical diagnosis and therapy, radiation science and technology, and radiation protection of individuals and populations.