ABOUT OUR PHYSICS PROFESSIONALS

Everyone who works for Foxfire Scientific, Inc. was handpicked for their personal character and technical acumen, as well as their ability to work as part of the Foxfire team. As you read, you will see that Foxfire Scientific, Inc. is multifaceted, with capabilities and experience in everything from MCNP modeling to environmental remediation-project management, industrial hygiene to laser safety program oversight, and clinical medical physics to radiation protection engineering/shielding design. In addition to these areas of practical expertise, we specialize in radiation safety education and training, including emergency response and domestic preparedness.

Ian S Hamilton, Ph.D., CHP

President, Owner, Principal Health Physicist, CEO

Education

  • Ph. D. (Nuclear Engineering), Texas A&M University, 1995
  • M. S. (Health Physics), Texas A&M University, 1993
  • B. S. (Biology with Nuclear Engineering minor), SUNY – Albany, 1992

Certifications & Licenses

  • American Board of Health Physics (ABHP) Certified Health Physicist (CHP)
  • American Board of Radiology (ABR) Certified Medical Physicist (CMP) diagnostic radiologic physics with RSO eligible designation
  • Senior Reactor Operator License – AGN-201 Reactor, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 1991 – 2004
  • Department of Defense SECRET based on Entrance National Agency Check (ENTNAC), May 1982 – November 1990.
  • HAZWOPER trained

Experience

  • President, CEO, and Principle Health Physicist;
    1999 – Present Foxfire Scientific, Inc., College Station, Texas
  • Associate Professor of Radiological Science, Department of Radiology;
    January 2005 – Present Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • Assistant Professor and Health Physics Program Director, Department of Nuclear Engineering;
    September 1999 – May 2005 Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • Consulting Radiation Safety Officer; 2001 – 2002 NeoServe/Syntier Solutions Focus Group Leader;
    March 1998 to May 2000
  • Health and Safety Focus Group of the Amarillo National Resource Center for Plutonium (ANRCP) Laboratory Manager;
    November 1990 – August 1999 Department of Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • Lecturer;
    August 1995 – August 1999 Department of Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • Leading First Class Petty Officer;
    November 1987 – November 1990 USS Henry Clay (SSBN 625), Electrical Division of the Nuclear Engineering Department Electrical Division Materials
  • Leading Petty Officer Assistant;
    August 1986 – December 1986 S7G Naval Reactor Facility, Ballston Spa, New York
  • Operator/Instructor;
    August 1983 – December 1986 S7G Naval Reactor Facility, Ballston , New York.

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Radiology
  • Health Physics Society – National and State

Awards and Appointments

  • Appointed by Governor Perry as the radioactive waste expert for the Texas Radiation Advisory Board (2009).
  • Elected Vice Chair, 11-09 Appointed adjunct professor, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Radiologist”s Assistant MS Program, 2009 – present
  • Appointed Co-Medical Director, Houston Community College, Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound and Nuclear Medicine Technology Program
  • Appointed by President Bush (then Governor) as the health physicist for the Texas Radiation Advisory Board (TRAB; 1999 – 2008).Elected Vice Chair, 11-03; Re-elected 11-04 through 11-07
  • Appointed as an adjunct member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement (NCRP), as a member of Scientific Committee 46-14 to investigate/define radiation protection issues related to terrorist activities that result in the dispersal of radioactive material (NCRP Report No. 138). Since selected (fall 2004) to Chair the instrumentation and dosimetry subcommittee of SC 2-1 for the promulgation of an NCRP Commentary on preparation of first responders for terrorist events involving radioactive materials (national-level appointment) (1998 – Present)
  • Subject Matter Expert, Department of Homeland Security, National Center for Emergency Preparedness at Vanderbilt University Medical Center , Scientific Technical Analysis and Response Teams (START) Program (national-level appointment) (2003 – 2007)
  • Member, Health Physics Society Academic Education Committee (national-level appointment) (2001 – 2008)
  • Member , Health Physics Society ad hoc Committee for Homeland Security and Chair, Subcommittee on Publications (2001 – 2004).

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Hamilton, I.S., Halter, D.A., Haumann, Fruchtnicht, E.H., Arno, M.G., “Characterization of NORM Sources in Petroleum Coke Calcining Processes,” in Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2009.
  • Hamilton, I.S., Berry, R.O., Arno, M.G., Fruchtnicht, E.H., “Radiological Assessment of Petroleum Pipe Scale Waste Streams from Dry-Rattling Operations,” in Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2009.
  • Arno, M.G., Arno, J.K., Halter, D.A., Berry, R.O., Hamilton, I.S., “Radiological Characterization of a Copper/Cobalt Mining and Milling Site,” in Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2009.
  • Hamilton, I.S., “Industry-specific description of the NORM source term,” a chapter in Naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) and technologically enhanced NORM (TENORM), P. Andrew Karam and Brian J. Vetter editors, Medical Physics Publishing, 2009.
  • Hamilton, I.S., “Design elements of a medical/radiological emergency response plan,” a chapter in Medical Health Physics, David Medich editor, Medical Physics Publishing, 2006. National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) Commentary No. 19, “Key Elements of Preparing Emergency Responders for Nuclear and Radiological Terrorism,” sub-committee chair (instrumentation sub-committee) of a 22 member scientific committee, December, 2005.
  • Hamilton IS, Arno MG, Rock JC, Berry RO, Poston JW, Cezeaux JR, Park JM., “Radiological assessment of petroleum pipe scale and pipe rattling operations,” in Health Phys 87(4): 382-396, October 2004
  • Hamilton , I.S., Poston, J.W., Sr., “History and introduction to terrorism,” Chapter 1 in Protecting the Public from Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Terrorism, Allen Brodsky editor, Medical Physics Publishing, 2004
  • Poston, J.W., Sr., Hamilton , I.S., “An Overview of NCRP Report No. 138 on Terrorist Activities,” Chapter 2 in Protecting the Public from Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Terrorism, Allen Brodsky editor, Medical Physics Publishing, 2004
  • Arno, M.G., Hamilton , I.S., “Radiation streaming and skyshine evaluation for a proposed low-level radioactive waste assured isolation facility,” in Health Phys. 85(4): 494-503, October 2003.
  • Hamilton , I.S., “Dose Limitation and Guidance,” Ch. 8 of NCRP Report No. 138 – Management of Terrorist Events Involving the Use of Radioactive Materials, October, 2001
  • Krieger, K.V., Hamilton, I.S., “Analysis of Small Sample Geometry for Concurrent Identification and Quantification of Mixed-Nuclide Samples,” in “Instrumentation, Measurements and Dosimetry,” Medical Physics Publishing, pp. 23-31, 2000
  • Thompson, J.M., Thompson, E.A., Hamilton , I.S., “An Approach to Evaluating the Societal Risks and Agricultural Impacts from a Proposed Plutonium Processing Facility.” in Health Phys. 77(2): S32-39, August 1999
  • “Management of Terrorist Events Involving Radioactive Materials: a Perspective for the Radiology Department,” invited lecture, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 29, 2004
  • “Measurement Implications of NCRP Report 138,” invited lecture, 2003 Annual Meeting of the Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards (CIRMS), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg , MD , October 29, 2003
  • “Emergency Planning for Terrorist Events Involving Radioactive Material,” invited lecture, MFG Inc, Radiation Safety Officer Summer School, Fort Collins, CO, May 16, 2003
  • “Management of Terrorist Events Involving Radioactive Material,” invited lecture for the Waste Management and Homeland Security Session of the Waste Management”03 International Symposium, Tucson, AZ, February 26, 2003.

_Please Note: the above is but a small sampling of the works published and presentations delivered by Dr. Hamilton. For a complete listing please contact us at info@foxfirescientific.com

Offices Held

  • Faculty Advisor , Texas A&M University Health Physics Society Student Branch (1995 – 2005)
  • Chair, Science Teacher Workshop Committee, South Texas Chapter – HPS (2001 – 2002)
  • President-Elect, President, and then Past – President , South Texas Chapter of the Health Physics Society (1999 – 2002)
  • Chair, Health Physics Society Public Education Committee (national-level appointment) (1999 – 2000)