Laser Safety Program



Auburn University's Radiation Safety Committee is a  standing committee on radiation and is responsible for the oversight of the Radiation Safety Program. Responsibilities include establishment of policies and procedures, compliance with appropriate state and federal regulations, review of all application and licenses for the use of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation at the University, and assurance that each person working with radioactive materials and radiation-producing devices is qualified by training and experience to safely perform such work.

Faculty: Six faculty members

Continuing/Ex Officio: Radiation Safety Officer, Associate Director of Risk Management and Safety, Assistant Vice President for Facilities or designee, Physics Department Head or designee, Director of the MRI Research Facility or designee, Representative of the largest radiation sources on campus

Restrictions: Three of the faculty should have knowledge of the safe use of ionizing radiation, including at least one faculty member with knowledge of laser safety and operation, one with knowledge of the use of radiation in experimental biological systems, and one versed in magnetic safety issues. The chair of the committee shall be a faculty member who has already completed one year of service on the committee. The Radiation Safety Officer serves as committee secretary.


2020-2021 Radiation Safety Committee Members        


  • Chair, Gregory Hartwell (Physics)
  • David Acker (Risk Management & Safety)
  • Perry Wood (Facilities, Maintenance & Operations)
  • Max Cichon (Physics)
  • Gregory Almond (Veterinary Medicine, Clinical Sciences)
  • Ya-xiong Tao (Veterinary Medicine, Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology)
  • Wallace Berry (Poultry Science)
  • Carlos Carrero Marquez (Chemical Engineering)
  • Kevin Huggins (Nutrition and Dietetics)
  • Luca Guazzotto (Physics)
  • Stan Reeves (Electrical & Computer Engineering)
  • Tony Moss (Biological Sciences)

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