The Centre for Radiation Research, Education, and Innovation (CRREI) was established by the University of Adelaide to address several strategic opportunities in Australia.
- The expansion of uranium mining and processing
- Prospects for natural-sourced high value cancer radiation therapy radionuclides.
- The enhancement of SA’s Copper Strategy, with expertise gained through the ARC Copper- Uranium ITR Hub.
- The management of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM), providing support to the resources and energy sector.
- The establishment in SA of the Australian Radioactive Waste Agency
- The introduction and expansion of proton therapy.
- The development of new and novel PET isotopes, as part of the SA Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) biomedical precinct.
- Addressing the critical skills gap in tertiary level radiation education
Our vision is to be an internationally recognised centre for advancement of radiation research, education, training and innovation.
Our mission is to deliver innovative, timely solutions, services and tertiary education to the community, and support engagement with and understanding of radiation related activities.
Qualified and licensed radiation professionals
We have radiation experts in many different areas, including in medicine, biology, food, mining, defence, environment, regulation and many other fields.
Staff are embedded in CRREI’s cutting edge research projects, and use the latest techniques for the quickest and most accurate results.
What is radiation?
Radiation is all around us from a variety of natural and human-made sources every day. It is imperative in medicine and many other industries. There’s a lot of misunderstanding around it and whether it is as dangerous as it is sometimes portrayed.
In physics, radiation is the emission of energy as electromagnetic waves or moving subatomic particles. It travels through space or other media.
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