iia Leadership Program 2023 has completed the first two stages
The first stage of the Program was 5 webinars broadcast in March and April on the science, technology and applications of the irradiation industry. These were given by leading experts in the field, Dagmara Chmielewska-Śmietanko Xavier Coqueret, Samuel Dorey and Yves Henon. Typically, these webinars were viewed by more than 100 people, with the largest number being over 120. All the webinars were recorded and the recordings can be found on the iia website at:
The second stage was a workshop at the University of Reims from 25th to 28th April, organised with Prof Xavier Coqueret and his team from the University. This was attended by 9 selected participants and they received further lectures, presentations from the Program sponsors and hosts, practical demonstrations and also undertook team work on projects proposed by the Program hosts. The agenda for the workshop can be found on the iia website at:
Following the completion of the workshop, two participants have been selected to do summer placements. They are Adrián Arias Blanco from the University Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, and Emily Glowski from Texas A&M University, USA.
Adrián will work on Medical Device Sustainable Sterilization with Abbott at their site at Temecula, Ca, USA. Emily will work with IBA on studies of the removal of PFAS contaminants from wastewater at their site in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
The iia congratulates Adrián and Emily on their selection. We would also like to thank the other participants in the 2023 program, all the lecturers and Abbott, IBA Industrial, Nordion, Sterigenics and STERIS who are supporting the 2023 Program.