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Etienne Testa

Contact information


Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon

4 rue Enrico Fermi

69622 VILLEURBANNE cedex, France

Email and phone
- +33 4 72 44 81 47

Education and working experiences

Since 2006 : Associate professor at Lyon university

2005-2006 : Assistant professor at Lyon university
(Attaché Temporaire d’Enseignement et de Recherche)

2002-2005 : PhD in experimental physics (Lyon University)
“Charge exchange and energy loss of heavy ions slowed down and channeled in a thin crystal”

2001-2002 : Master degree in particle physics (Grenoble University)

1998-2001 : Engineering degree of the "Ecole Centrale de Nantes" with a nuclear engineering master

Research profile

My research activities are devoted to particle physics applied to hadrontherapy (the technique of cancerous tumor treatment with ion beams). I mainly work on the two following topics :
- the development of a monitoring system for hadrontherpay by prompt radiation detection (prompt gamma and charged light particles) and positron emission tomography (PET)
- the radiobiology of light ions that consists in studying the relation between the physical energy deposited by the ions and its biological effects.

This research activity is carried out among the CAS-PhaBIO group that is involved in the regional program in hadrontherapy (with financial support by National-Regional research project contract 2007-2013), the national program of GDR MI2B (CNRS/IN2P3) and the ENLIGHT++ European network.