Doctor Marcus Grzechnik qualified for his PhD in applied mathematics at the University of Adelaide in 2000, investigating contaminant transport in the southern Australian ocean. He worked for 7 years in the United Kingdom at Cefas Lowestoft focussing on radiological dose assessment, returning to Australia in 2008 for a position at ARPANSA.
He has a background in numerical modelling of contaminant transport in the ocean and atmosphere, dose assessments for people and the environment, and emergency preparedness and response and occupies the position of Director of Modelling, Assessment and Emergency Preparedness at ARPANSA, Melbourne, Australia.
Internationally, Marcus is the Australian representative the WHO’s Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness and Assistance Network (REMPAN) and to the NEA’s Working Party on Nuclear Emergency Matters (WPNEM). Marcus is the current chair of the IAEA’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Standards Committee (EPReSC).