Dr. Raphaël Van Roermund joins HIL’s R&D team

Dr. Van Roermund, holding a PhD in quantum physics, is an expert in proton beam transport, dose delivery systems and dosimetry. Raphael comes to HIL following 8 years at IBA, the world leading company in Proton Therapy, where he managed several R&D projects – including the development of Pencil Beam Scanning, the design of an ophthalmic line and a regulation system for beam fluctuations. As a system expert, he also participated in Big Data projects around predictive detection of hardware failures. Besides his R&D experience, Dr. Van Roermund has a strong field experience and has led teams of physicists in the installation of two Proton Therapy centers in Japan.

At HIL, Dr. Van Roermund will create and lead a new team around particle transport, delivering the proton beam which is emitted emitted from our laser accelerator to the tumor deep inside the patient – safely, precisely, and efficiently.