Dr. Imam Kambali is a nuclear physicist currently based in the Center for Radioisotope and Radiopharmaceutical Technology, National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN). He received his undergraduate degree in Nuclear Engineering from Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He continued his Master’s studies in 2006 at the University of Newcastle, Australia, under the Australian Development Scholarship (ADS) and received his Master’s degree by research (M.Phil.) two years later. Following his Master’s graduation, he then received a scholarship from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) to pursue his doctoral degree in Physics at University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland, and was awarded a PhD four years later.
Over the past years, he has been involved in several research projects on the applications of accelerator and cyclotron, particularly for material studies and medical radionuclide production. In addition, he has also experienced working with laser-produced plasmas for EUV and soft X-ray generation. On the latter research theme, he experienced working in one of the world-class companies called ASML in Veldhoven, Netherlands as a PhD intern in 2012. Since 2009 he has also been extensively trained several times at the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy.His present research projects are mainly on cyclotron-produced medical radionuclides, including F-18, Tc-99m, and many other radionuclides relevant for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) as well as Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) applications