Algorithms; Computer Simulation; Dose-Response Relationship, Radiation; Heavy Ion Radiotherapy; Medical Physics; Monte Carlo Method; Radiation Oncology; Radiotherapy
My primary research focus lies in ion-beam therapy. Currently, we are investigating MR-guided ion beam therapy to improve patient treatments while reducing treatment related side effects. Further research topics include the phenomenological description of ion beam dose deposition with focus on treatment planning, algorithm development, dosimetry, high-performance grid computing and Monte Carlo simulations. I am also involved in ion beam dosimetry, treatment verification as well as Monte Carlo modeling of treatment delivery devices.
Currently I lead the intra-department working group MOCCAMED, tasked with the operation of a distributed computer grid for numerical calculations in medical physics. Furthermore, I am active in the OpenGATE collaboration, aiding in the development of the Geant4 based Monte Carlo toolkit GATE.