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Paul M. Deluca, Jr. – Hertz Foundation Board

Paul M. DeLuca, Jr.
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Paul M. DeLuca, Jr, PhD, received a bachelor of science degree in physics and math in 1966 and a doctorate in nuclear physics from the University of Notre Dame in 1971. That same year he joined the University of Wisconsin–Madison as a research associate, and in 1975 he was appointed to the faculty of the Department of Radiology.

Following the creation of the Department of Medical Physics in 1981, he served as chair from 1987 through 1998 and holds an appointment as professor in the Departments of Medical Physics, Radiology, Human Oncology, and Engineering Physics. In 1999, DeLuca assumed a role in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health as associate dean for research and graduate studies, and his administrative role was expanded in 2001 with his appointment as vice dean. In that role, he was closely involved with the development of the Wisconsin Institutes of Medical Research. He began serving as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in July, 2009.

His research interests have concentrated on fast neutron dosimetry including production of intense sources of fast neutrons, determination of elemental neutron kerma factors and application of microdosimetry to radiation dosimetry. Provost DeLuca is an internationally recognized expert in high energy particle radiation effects on humans. He is a member of the International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements and has served as vice chairman and chairman.

He has also served as a member and chair of the Nonproliferation and International Security Division Review Committee (DRC) at Los Alamos. Other national and international associations and professional society affiliations include the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, American Physical Society, Health Physics Society, National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards, and Institute of Physics.

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