Originally from Switzerland, Dr Häusermann gained his PhD in x-ray diffraction and synchrotron techniques at King’s College London. Before joining the Australian Synchrotron he worked at the European synchrotron facility in France and most recently at the Advanced Photon Source synchrotron in Chicago, USA.
Dr Häusermann is responsible for designing and building the Imaging and Medical Therapy beamline for the Australian Synchrotron. This instrument, which will start operations in 2008, will enable new and advanced methods for x-ray imaging in areas as diverse as cancer detection and diagnosis, understanding biological functioning and assessing engineering structures. It will also enable new methods of radiotherapy for cancer treatment.
Qualifications: B.Sc. Physics, Ph.D. Physics & Synchrotron Techniques