Rick D. D’Alarcao

206 Falls Blvd.

Quincy, MA 02169

(603) 203-1969

dalarcao @ yahoo.com

 

EDUCATION:

 

Ph.D. in Physics, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA – 2000

M.S. in Physics, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA – 1998

B.S. in Physics, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA – 1994

 

 

EXPERIENCE: 

 

PHILIPS HEALTHCARE                                                                                         2015 – 2016

Radiation Safety Officer

Responsible for all radiation regulatory issues for Philips HealthCare’s US operations.

  • Managed dosimetry for 1500 field service engineers
  • Ensured compliance and licensure with Agreement States and the NRC for Philips Healthcare field service engineers’ operations.
  • Managed various radiation issues with Philips Healthcare’s new and existing medical radiation equipment.

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE RADIOLOGICAL HEALTH SECTION            2003 – 2014

Health Physicist

Responsible for performing independent complex, non-repetitive evaluations, reviews and registrations of licensees of radioactive material and radiation-generating equipment and to assist with radiation emergency responses when needed.

  • As the senior staff health physicist, taking on a leadership role in the training and supervision of junior staff health physicists in all aspects of work within the Radiological Health Section.
  • Working closely with Program Managers in the development of policies, procedures, and objectives for the Radiation Control Program.
  • Performing independent radioactive material license applications reviews including applications for licenses of both limited and broad scope, and writing initial licenses as well as license amendments.
  • Inspecting radiation-generating equipment of all categories and inspecting all radioactive materials licensees throughout New Hampshire.
  • Participation in emergency response activities for local nuclear power stations.
  • Participation in incident/accident response involving radioactive material or radiation generating equipment.
  • Evaluation of complex or unusual radiation problems.
  • Reviewing documents and conducting assigned research regarding new uses of radioactive material and licensing issues to be used by other agency staff.

 

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, LOWELL                                                 2006 – 2012

Adjunct Professor

Responsible for designing and conducting full-semester, college-level technical physics courses.  Duties include supervision and management of physics teaching assistants, preparing class material, including lectures, laboratory experiments, assignments and exams, as well as grading of all laboratory reports, assignments and exams.

 

TUFTS UNIVERSITY, Boston, MA                                                                          2001 – 2003

Research Assistant          

Responsible for the development of nuclear data acquisition and analysis applications.

  • Performed laboratory surveys and inspections for the sampling and analysis of radionuclides. 
  • Took steps necessary to ensure compliance with the conditions of the laboratory's radioactive material license.
  • Wrote computer programs to accomplish complex data acquisition, analytical tasks, and preparation of technical reports.
  • Provided a software upgrade for the neutron generator research facility in the Body Composition Laboratory at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University.
  • Developed computer programs to model radiation absorption phenomena to aid in the development of novel dual energy x-ray absorptiometry applications for body composition measurements.

 

APRISMA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES, Nashua, NH                                1999-2001

Software Engineer

Responsible for the development of network management solutions in a software development team environment.

  • Developed applications in C++ and Java for large software development projects.
  • Customized software according to specific requirements and concerns of several different customers.
  • Designed and developed HTML web pages to train engineers in software development techniques and procedures.

 

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, LOWELL, Lowell, MA                             1996-1999

Research Assistant, Physics Department

Responsible for designing, preparing and participating in nuclear structure research experiments.Also responsible for analyzing the data taken during the experiments and publishing the results.

  • Wrote computer programs to accomplish complex data acquisition, analytical tasks and preparation of technical reports. 
  • Operated, calibrated, characterized, and maintained highly specialized radiation detection and measurement equipment.
  • Proposed and participated in research projects at several national laboratories and universities around the U.S. 
  • Analyzed experimental data and reported results in several refereed publications.
  • Wrote spectroscopy data sorting and analysis software applications to aid in data analysis.
  • Set-up, characterized, and maintained various scintillator and semiconductor radiation detectors.
  • Worked as part of a team that operated and maintained a 5.5 MV Van de Graaff accelerator.

 

PURE CYCLE ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES INC., Palmer, MA          1991-1997

Product Manager

Responsible for the design and manufacture of diffusion-dialysis acid recycling systems.

  • As Product Manager, managed and supervised professional production staff.
  • Developed and evaluated policies, procedures, and objectives for the Company.
  • Researched and developed novel acid recycling technologies.
  • Wrote customer proposals for acid recycling at their facilities, resulting in more purchase orders.
  • Integrated acid recycling systems with existing customer acid systems, ensuring minimal disruption of customer operations.

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • Plenary Member, Health Physics Society
  • Member, Organization of Agreement States
  • Member, New England Radiological Health Committee
  • Associate Member, New England Chapter of the Health Physics Society
  • Member, Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, Inc.

 

ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL TRAINING:

  • U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency IS 139: Exercise Design – January 2013
  • U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency IS 130: Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning – January 2013
  • U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency IS 120.A: Introduction to Exercises – August 2012
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Nuclear Material Events Database Training – July 2012
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Health & Safety Refresher Training for Hazardous Work Site Activities – April 2012
  • NH DHHS Introduction to Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication Training – October 2011
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission National Source Tracking System Training – June 2011
  • Transportation of Radioactive Materials Seminar (three-year refresher training) – December 2010
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Health Physics Technology Course – July 2010
  • U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency Emergency Management Institute State Integrated Emergency Management Course (National Response Framework) – January 2010
  • Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, Inc. Computed Radiography/Digital Radiography Inspection Protocol Training – November 2009
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Brachytherapy & Gamma Knife Course – August 2009
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual (MARSSIM) Training – June 2009
  • N.H. Fire Academy Emergency Red Light Training – April 2009
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Diagnostic and Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine Course – March 2009
  • NextEra Energy Seabrook Station RADDOSE V Dose Assessment Training – July 2008
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission RASCAL Dose Assessment Training – July 2008
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Weapons of Mass Destruction Response – Sampling Techniques and Guidelines – April 2008
  • Health Physics Society Laser Safety for Health Physicists – March 2008
  • FedEx Express Radioactive Materials Transportation Seminar – November 2007
  • RTI Electronics Piranha X-ray Inspection System Training – August 2007
  • NextEra Energy Seabrook Station Westinghouse Pressurized Water Reactor Systems Course – June 2007
  • N.H. Department of Health & Human Services Microsoft Access Course – December 2006
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security National Weapons of Mass Destruction Standardized Awareness Program – November 2006
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Weapons of Mass Destruction Incident Response Course – November 2006
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Security Systems & Principles Course – May 2006
  • U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency IS-195 Basic Incident Command System Course – August 2005
  • U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency IS-700 Introduction to National Incident Management System – June 2005
  • Health Physics Society Department of Transportation Training Program – April 2005
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities 200-Hour Applied Health Physics Course – October 2004
  • U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency Radiological Accident Assessment Concepts Course – August 2004
  • Q/C Resource Portable Nuclear Gauge RSO and Operator’s Course – March 2004
  • U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency IS-301 Radiological Emergency Response Course – December 2003
  • U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency IS-003 Radiological Emergency Management Course – December 2003
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensing Practices and Procedures Course – September 2003
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Inspection Procedures Course – September 2003
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Safety Aspects of Industrial Radiography Course – September 2003

(This résumé was posted on 12 November 2016.)