(Vienna, 04 March 2019) Thomas Beyer, Professor of "Physics of Medical Imaging" at MedUni Vienna's Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering was welcomed into the European Academy of Sciences ("Medicine" division) at a ceremony in Salzburg.
The European Academy of Sciences and Arts is an academic forum that addresses topics relevant to Europe on an interdisciplinary and transnational basis. It has around 2,000 members from around the world. It's members are recognised leading scientists, including 32 Nobel Prize winners. People cannot apply for membership themselves but are nominated by a selection committee and chosen by the Academy's Senate e.g. on the basis of services to research and society. For those selected, membership is therefore an honour and a recognition of their scientific work.
About Thomas Beyer
Thomas Beyer was born in 1970, studied physics in Leipzig, did a PhD at the University of Surrey in England, gaining his postdoctoral qualification in 2006 on the topic of "Combined PET/CT: Methodological optimisation of examination protocols for clinical oncology". Beyer helped to develop the world's first combined clinical PET/CT system in the USA in the 1990s. He has extensive experience of research and project management, both in the academic and industrial sectors. Amongst other things, Beyer has worked as PET/CT coordinator in leading international academic institutions, such as the University of Duisburg-Essen and the University of Copenhagen and was Professor of Experimental Nuclear Medicine at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Since March 2013, Thomas Beyer has held the chair in "Physics of Medical Imaging" at MedUni Vienna's Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering (ZMPBMT).