The mission of the University of Alabama Radiation Safety Program is to provide the means necessary for personnel to protect themselves, their coworkers, the general public, and the environment from detrimental effects of radioactive materials and radiation generating equipment used under the UA Radiation Safety Program. Its mission is also to provide day- to-day oversight and services to meet the goals of the UA Lab Safety and UA Radiation Safety Programs. The University of Alabama uses radioactive isotopes and radiation generating equipment under a general license from the Alabama Department of Public Health, Office of Radiation Control.  For the purposes of this program, UA is treated as an single entity.  Therefore the license for the possession and use of radioactive isotopes and radiation generating equipment is issued to the institution, which in terms approves and sublicenses individual users within UA.

Registration of Personnel

In Order to work in an area with sources you must have training and be registered under the sublicense responsible for that particular area. Registration is on a case by case basis and is dependent on training, experience and the nature of the lab in question. Training does not entitle individuals to work in all radiation source areas. In addition, regulations require an accurate and lab specific registration of personnel.  Our current list of Sublicensees follows.


  • Jared Allred
  • Elliot Blair
  • Juliette Commodore – Botoklo
  • Jim Donahoe
  • Natasha Dimova
  • Jack Dunkle
  • Mike Esco
  • Rob Holler
  • Qiang Huang
  • Linda Johnson
  • Jair Lizarazo-Adarme
  • Behzad Mortazavi
  • Igor Ostrovskiy
  • Elizabeth Papish
  • Robin Rogers
  • Rainer Schad
  • Stephen Secor
  • Michael Rasbury
  • Patricia Sobecky
  • Libo Tan
  • Geoffrey Tick
  • Mark Weaver

Radiation Waste

Application For Sublicense To Use Radioactive Sources

  • Complete and submit by email to the RSO directly

SOP Templates – submit by email to the RSO directly

Minors in Laboratories

  • Minors in Labs

Radiation Training


***State Inspection Findings*** NEW



Request pickup of unwanted radioactive waste