Prof. Peter K.N. Yu

>Professor, Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong

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Editorship of International Refereed Journals

>Guest Associate Editor, Medical Physics (1999-2003)
>Associate Editor, Medical Physics, published by American Institute of Physics (2004-2006)
>Associate Guest Editor, Radiation Measurements, published by Elsevier (Proceedings of 24ICNTS) (2008)
>Editorial Advisory Board member, The Open Environmental Pollution & Toxicology Journal, published by Bentham Open (Nov 2008 to May 2014)
>Editorial Board Member, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, published by Elsevier (from May 2005)
>Advisory Editorial Board member of Nuclear Technology & Radiation Protection Journal (from Sep 2010)
>Editorial Board member of International Journal of Medical Physics, Clinical Engineering and Radiation Oncology (from May 2012)
>Editorial Board member of Dataset Papers in Physics (Biological Physics section) (from Sep 2012)
>Editorial Board member of Review of Applied Physics (from Oct 2012)
>Associate Editor of GSTF Journal of Physics and Applications (from Mar 2013)
>Editorial Advisory Board member, The Open Conference Proceedings Journal, published by Bentham Open (from Mar 2014)
>Editorial Advisory Board member, The Open Environmental Sciences Journal, published by Bentham Open (from May 2014)

Reviewers of International Refereed Journals (in alphabetical order of journal names)

Applied Radiation and Isotopes; Applied Surface Science; Atmospheric Environment; Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine; Biomedical Imaging and Intervention Journal; Cytometry Part A; Environmental International; Environmental Modelling & Software; Environmental Monitoring and Assessment; Environmental Science and Technology; European Polymer Journal; Frontiers in Genetics; Health Physics; International Journal of Analytical Chemistry; International Journal of Radiation Biology; Journal of Aerosol Science; Journal of Environmental Radioactivity; Journal of Materials Science; Journal of the Association of Arab Universities for Basic and Applied Sciences; Journal of Toxicology; Materials Chemistry and Physics; Marine Pollution Bulletin; Medical Physics; Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research A; Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research B; Physical Review B; Physics in Medicine and Biology; Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids; Radiation and Environmental Biophysics; Radiation Measurements; Radiation Physics and Chemistry; The Open Environmental Pollution & Toxicology Journal; The Science of the Total Environment; Turkish Journal of Physics; X-ray Spectrometry; Vacuum; Water, Air & Soil Pollution: Focus; Water Research

Awards/Honors

>Teaching Excellence Award (1997-1998), City University of Hong Kong
>Our World in Concrete & Structures (OWICS) Award (1999) sponsored by Japan Concrete Institute
>Fellow, Royal Institute of Public Health, UK (FRIPH) (1993)
>Fellow, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Hong Kong, P R China (FHKIE) (2006)
>Fellow, Institute of Physics, UK (FInstP) (2012)
>Honorary Professor, Hefei Institutes of Physical Sciences, Chinese Academy of Science (2012 ?2015)
>Most valued reviewers of 2011 named by the editors of Radiation Measurements
>Most valued reviewers of 2011 named by the editors of Applied Radiation and Isotopes
>Most valued reviewers of 2012 named by the editors of Radiation Measurements
>Most valued reviewers of 2012 named by the editors of Applied Radiation and Isotopes

Who's Who List

>Who's Who in the World (Marquis Who's Who, U.S.A.)
>Who's Who in America (Marquis Who's Who, U.S.A.)
>Who's Who in Asia (Marquis Who's Who, U.S.A.)
>Who's Who in Science and Engineering (Marquis Who's Who, U.S.A.)
>Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care (Marquis Who's Who, U.S.A.)

Conference Organization (from 2003):

  1. Advisory Committee member: International Interdisciplinary Workshop on Radiation Protection and Dosimetry, October 12, 2003, Badajoz, Spain.
  2. Board of Scientific Reviewers: First International Meeting on Applied Physics (APHYS 2003), Badajoz, Spain, 13-18 October 2003.
  3. Chairman of invited talk session of International Conference on Nuclear Tracks in Solids (22 ICNTS), Barcelona, Spain, 23-27 August 2004.
  4. Panel member of the Perelygin Prize for young scientist for the International Nuclear Track Society (2004).
  5. Organizing committee member of 23rd International Conference on Nuclear Tracks in Solids, Beijing, China, 11-15 September 2006.
  6. Organizing committee member of 1st Asia-Pacific Conference on Luminescence Dating, Hong Kong, 23-26 October, 2006.
  7. Organizing committee member of International Symposium on Environmental Science and Technology (2007ISEST), Beijing, China, November 13-16, 2007.
  8. Organizing committee member of 7th International Topical Meeting on Industrial Radiation and Radioisotope Measurement Application, Prague, Czech Republic, 22-27 June 2008.
  9. Conference Advisor of the Biomedical Engineering International Conference 2010 (BME2010) and Pre-conference Workshop, Hong Kong, 2-5 November 2010.
  10. Technical Program Committee member of 8th International Topical Meeting on Industrial Radiation and Radioisotope Measurement Application, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, 26 June - 1 July 2011.
  11. Science Advisory Committee member of the 25th International Conference on Nuclear Track in Solids (25 ICNTS), Puebla, Pue, Mexico, 4-9 September, 2011.
  12. Scientific Program Committee member of 12th International Symposium on Radiation Physics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 7 to 12 October 2012.
  13. Programme committee member of 1st International Conference on Dosimetry and its Applications, Prague, Czech Republic, 23-28 June 2013.

Invited Talks (from 2000):

  1. Nikezic, D., Vucic, D., and Yu, K.N., 2001, "Computer software for lung dosimetric model", 21st Symposium of Yugoslav Society for Radiological Protection, 5-8. October 2001, Kladovo, Yugoslavia.
  2. Butson, M.J., Cheung, T., and Yu, K.N., 2002, "Variations in skin dose associated with linac bed material at 6 MV x-ray energy", Illawara Health Service, Radiotherapy Symposium, 8 May 2002, New South Wales, Australia.
  3. Cheung, T., Butson, M.J., and Yu, K.N., 2002, "Quality Assurance procedures required for a high energy medical linear accelerator", Illawara Health, Wollongong Hospital, 12 June 2002, New South Wales, Australia.
  4. Butson, M.J., Cheung, T., and Yu, K.N., 2002, “Measurement of blood irradiated doses with a blood glucose meter and MD-55-2 Gafchromic film? Radiotherapy Symposium of Australia, Illawarra Cancer Care Centre, 2 October 2002, New South Wales, Australia.
  5. Nikezic, D., Yu, K.N., Vucic, D., "Dosimetric model of human lung", 2003, XLVII ETRAN Conference, 8-13 June, 2003, Herceg Novi, Serbia and Montenegro.
  6. Nikezic, D., Yu, K.N., Kostic, D., "Three Dimensional Model of the Track Growth: Comparison with Other Models", 2003, Electrochemical Etching (ECE) Workshop, 30 June - 2 July, 2003, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro.
  7. Yu, K.N., Ho, J.P.Y., Nikezic, D., Yip, C.W.Y., "Determination of the V function for CR-39 by atomic force microscope", First International Meeting on Applied Physics (APHYS 2003), Badajoz, Spain, 13-18 October 2003.
  8. Yu, K.N., Nikezic, D., Ng, F.M.F., Leung, J.K.C., "Long-term Measurements of Radon Progeny Concentrations with Solid State Nuclear Track Detectors", 22nd International Conference on Nuclear Tracks in Solids (22 ICNTS), Barcelona, Spain, 23-27August 2004.
  9. Yu, K.N., Leung, S.Y.Y., Nikezic, D., Leung, J.K.C., "Equilibrium factor determination using SSNTDs", 23rd International Conference on Nuclear Tracks in Solids (23 ICNTS), Beijing, China, 11-15 September 2006.
  10. Nikezic, D., Yu, K.N., "Dosimetric model of human respiratory tract for radon dosimetry and associated computer software", 15th National Symposium on Solid State Nuclear Track Detectors and Their Applications, Tehri Garhwal, India, 21-23 June 2007.
  11. Yu, K.N., "In vivo study of low-dose radiation effects through microbeam proton irradiation of zebrafish embryos", presented at National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS), Chiba, Japan, 7 Feb 2011.
  12. Yu, K.N., "Study of low-dose radiation effects in zebrafish embryos", presented at the Hefei DNA Repair Mini-Symposium, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, China 19-20 Apr 2012.
  13. Yu, K.N., "Solid State Nuclear Track Detectors: Dosimetric Applications", presented at the Center for Medical Physics and Technology, Institutes of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, China, 20 Apr 2012.
  14. Yu, K.N., "Study of low-dose radiation effects in zebrafish embryos", presented at the Cadarache Center of IRSN (Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire) of France 26 Mar 2013.
  15. Ng, C.Y.P., Kong, E.Y., Choi, V.W.Y., Kobayashi, A., Konishi, T., Oikawa, M., Cheng, S.H., Yu, K.N., "Proton dose response of zebrafish embryos", 2nd Global Chinese Congress on Radiation Research (GCCRR2014), Suzhou, China, 11-15, May, 2014.
  16. Lam, R.K.K., Han, W., Li, L., Chiu, S.K., Cheng, S.H., Yu, K.N., "Modulation of NF-kB in rescued irradiated cells", 9th International Symposium on the Natural Radiation Environment (NRE-IX) 23-26 September, 2014, Hirosaki, Japan. (Keynote speaker)

Invited Papers/Book Chapters (from 2000):

  1. Butson, M.J., Yu, P.K.N., Cheung, T., Metcalfe, P.E., "Radiochromic film for Medical Radiation Dosimetry", 2003, Materials Science & Engineering R: Reports, 41, 61-120.
  2. Nikezic, D., Yu, K.N., "Formation and Growth of Tracks in Nuclear Track Materials", 2004, Materials Science & Engineering R, 46 (3-5), 51-123.
  3. Yu, K.N., Lau, B.M.F., Nikezic, D., ?span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial; mso-fareast-font-family:SimSun;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language: EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">Assessment of Environmental Radon Hazard Using Human Respiratory Tract Models", 2006, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 132, 98-110.
  4. Nikezic, D., Yu, K.N., "Computer Simulation of Radon Measurements with Nuclear Track Detectors", 2007, in Computer Physics Research Trends, Ed. S. J. Bianco, (Nova Science Publishers: New York), p. 119-150. (purchase book)
  5. Yu, K.N., Nikezic, D., "Long-Term Measurements of Radon Progeny Concentrations with Solid State Nuclear Track Detectors", 2009, in Nuclear Track Detectors: Design, Methods and Applications, Eds. Maksim Sidorov and Oleg Ivanov, (Nova Science Publishers: New York) p. 107-131. (purchase book)
  6. Yu, K.N., Nikezic, D., "Alpha-Particle Radiobiological Experiments Involving Solid State Nuclear Track Detectors as Substrates", 2009, in Nuclear Track Detectors: Design, Methods and Applications, Eds. Maksim Sidorov and Oleg Ivanov, (Nova Science Publishers: New York) p. 133-154. (purchase book)
  7. Nikezic, D., Yu, K.N., "Optical Characteristics Of Tracks In Solid State Nuclear Track Detectors Studied With Ray Tracing Method", 2009, in Nuclear Track Detectors: Design, Methods and Applications, Eds. Maksim Sidorov and Oleg Ivanov, (Nova Science Publishers: New York) p. 177-195. (purchase book)
  8. Han, W., Yu, K.N., "Response of cells to ionizing radiation", 2009, in Advances in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering, Ed. S. C. Tjong, (Bentham Science Publishers: Illinois), Chapter 6, 204-262. (purchase chapter/book)
  9. Yu, K.N., Cheng, S.H., "In Vivo Studies of α-Particle Radiation Effects Using Zebrafish Embryos", 2009, in Advances in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering, Ed. S. C. Tjong, (Bentham Science Publishers: Illinois), Chapter 7, 263-283. (purchase chapter/book)
  10. Han, W., Yu, K.N., "Ionizing Radiation, DNA Double Strand Break and Mutation", 2010, in Advances in Genetics Research. Volume 4, Ed. Kevin V. Urbano, (Nova Science Publishers: New York), in press. (purchase book)
  11. Kan, M.W.K., Yu, P.K.N., Leung, L.H.T., A Review on the Use of Grid-Based Boltzmann Equation Solvers for Dose Calculation in External Photon Beam Treatment Planning. BioMed Research International, 2013, Article ID 692874, 10 pages.
  12. Choi, V.W.Y., Yu, K.N. 2015. Embryos of the zebrafish Danio rerio in studies of non-targeted effects of ionizing radiation. Cancer Letters 356, 91-104.
  13. Wang, H., Yu, K.N., Hou, J., Liu, Q., Han, W., 2015. Radiation-induced bystander effect: Early process and rapid assessment. Cancer Letters 356, 137-144.

Recent Journal Publications (from 2012) (see here for impact factors): 
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  1. Choi, V.W.Y., Ng, C.Y.P., Cheng, S.H., Yu, K.N., 2012. α-Particle irradiated zebrafish embryos rescued by bystander unirradiated zebrafish embryos. Environmental Science & Technology, 46, 226?31.
  2. Ng, C.K.M., Yu, K.N., 2012. Proliferation of Epithelial Cells on PDMS Substrates with Micropillars Fabricated with Different Curvature Characteristics. Biointerphases, Volume 7, Numbers 1-4, 21, DOI: 10.1007/s13758-012-0021-2
  3. Ng, C.K.M., Tjhin, V.T., Lin, A.C.C., Cheng, J.P., Cheng, S.H., Yu, K.N., 2012. Fabrication of substrates with curvature for cell cultivation by alpha-particle irradiation and chemical etching of PADC films. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 278, 15-19.
  4. Choi, V.W.Y., Yum, E.H.W., Konishi, T., Oikawa, M., Cheng, S.H., Yu, K.N., 2012. Triphasic low-dose response in zebrafish embryos irradiated by microbeam protons. Journal of Radiation Research 53, 475-481.
  5. Choi, V.W.Y., Wong, M.Y.P., Cheng, S.H., Yu, K.N., 2012. Effects of Exogenous Carbon Monoxide on Radiation-Induced Bystander Effect in Zebrafish Embryos in vivo. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 70, 1075?079.
  6. Yu, K.N., Nikezic, D., 2012. Long-term measurements of unattached radon progeny concentrations using solid-state nuclear track detectors. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 70, 1104?106.
  7. Ng, C.K.M. Chong, E.Y.W., Roy, V.A.L., Cheung K.M.C., Yueng, K.W.K., Yu, K.N., 2012. Fabrication of micropillar substrates using replicas of alpha-particle irradiated and chemically etched PADC films. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 70, 1432?435.
  8. Kan, M.W.K., Leung, L.H.T., Yu, P.K.N., 2012. Verification and dosimetric impact of Acuros XB algorithm on intensity modulated stereotactic radiotherapy for locally persistent nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Medical Physics, 39, 4705-4714.
  9. Yu, K.N., Tung, M.M.T., Choi, V.W.Y., Cheng, S.H., 2012. Alpha radiation exposure decreases apoptotic cells in zebrafish embryos subsequently exposed to the chemical stressor, Cd. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 19, 3831-3839.
  10. Alnawaf, H., Butson, M.J., Yu, P.K.N., 2012. Comparison of Epson scanner quality for radiochromic film evaluation. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 13, 314-321.
  11. Kan, M.W.K., Wong, W., Leung, L.H.T., Yu, P.K.N., So, R. W.K., Cheng, A. C.K., 2012. A comprehensive dosimetric evaluation of using RapidArc volumetric-modulated arc therapy for the treatment of early-stage nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 13, 189-202.
  12. Choi, V.W.Y., Cheung, A.L.Y., Cheng, S.H., Yu, K.N., 2012. Hormetic effect induced by alpha-particle-induced stress communicated in vivo between zebrafish embryos. Environmental Science & Technology, 46, 11678−11683.
  13. Alnawaf, H., Butson, M., Yu, P. K. N., 2012. Measurement and effects of MOSKIN detectors on skin dose during high energy radiotherapy treatment. Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine 35, 321-328.
  14. Ceylan, A., Butson, M., Cullen, A., Yu, P.K.N., Alnawaf, H., 2012. Variations in daily quality assurance dosimetry from device levelling, feet position and backscatter material. Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine 35, 485-489.
  15. Kan, M.W.K., Leung, L.H.T., Yu, P.K.N., 2013. Dosimetric impact of using the Acuros XB algorithm for IMRT and RapidArc planning in nasopharyngeal carcinomas. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, 85, e73-e80.
  16. Choi, V.W.Y., Konishi, T., Oikawa, M., Cheng, S.H., Yu, K.N., 2013. Threshold number of protons for inducing adaptive response in zebrafish embryos. Journal of Radiological Protection, 33, 91-100.
  17. Choi, V.W.Y., Ng, C.Y.P., Kong, M.K.Y., Cheng, S.H., Yu, K.N., 2013. Adaptive response to ionizing radiation induced by cadmium in zebrafish embryos. Journal of Radiological Protection, 33, 101-112.
  18. Ng, C.Y.P., Choi, V.W.Y., Lam, A.C.L., Cheng, S.H., Yu, K.N., 2013. Multiple stressor effect in zebrafish embryos from simultaneous exposures to ionizing radiation and cadmium. Journal of Radiological Protection, 33, 113-121.
  19. Yu, P.K.N., Butson, M.J., 2013. Measurement of effects of nasal and facial shields on delivered radiation dose for superficial x-ray treatments. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 58, N95-N102.
  20. Kan, M.W.K., Leung, L.H.T., So, R.W.K., Yu, P.K.N., 2013. Experimental verification of the Acuros XB and AAA dose calculation adjacent to heterogeneous media for IMRT and RapidArc of nasopharygeal carcinoma. Medical Physics, 031714 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1118/1.4792308).
  21. Choi, V.W.Y., Ng, C.Y.P., Kobayashi, A., Konishi, T., Suya, N., Ishikawa, T., Cheng, S.H., Yu, K.N. Bystander Effect between Zebrafish Embryos in Vivo Induced by High-Dose X-rays. Environmental Science & Technology, 2013, 47, 6368-6376.
  22. Chong, E.Y.W.? Ng, C.Y.P.? Choi, V.W.Y.? Yan, L., Yang, Y., Zhang, W.J., Yeung, K.W.K., Chen, X.F., Yu, K.N. A diamond nanocone array for improved osteoblastic differentiation. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2013, 1, 3390-3396. (‡These authors contributed equally) [Highlighted on cover page]
  23. Kan, M.W.K., Leung, L.H.T., Yu, P.K.N., The effect of the target-organ geometric complexity on the choice of delivery between Rapid Arc and sliding-window IMRT for nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Medical Dosimetry, 2013, 38, 337-343.
  24. Kan, M.W.K., Yu, P.K.N., Leung, L.H.T., A Review on the Use of Grid-Based Boltzmann Equation Solvers for Dose Calculation in External Photon Beam Treatment Planning. BioMed Research International, 2013, Article ID 692874, 10 pages.
  25. Butson, E.T., Yu, P.K.N., Butson, M.J., 2013. Solar ultraviolet radiation response of EBT2 Gafchromic, radiochromic film. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 58, N287-N294.
  26. Yan, L., Chen, W., Zhu, X., Huang, L., Wang, Z., Zhu, G., Roy, V.A.L., Yu, K.N., Chen, X., 2013. Folic acid conjugated self-assembled layered double hydroxide nanoparticles for high-efficacy-targeted drug delivery. Chemical Communications 49, 10938-10940.
  27. Kan, M.W.K., Leung, L.H.T., Yu, P.K.N., 2013. The performance of the progressive resolution optimizer (PRO) for RapidArc planning in targets with low-density media. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 14 (6), 205-221.
  28. Tong, L., Yu, K.N., Bao, L., Wu, W., Wang, H., Han, W., 2014. Low concentration of exogenous carbon monoxide protects mammalian cells against proliferation induced by radiation-induced bystander effect. Mutation Research 759, 9-15.
  29. Nikezic, D., Yu, K.N., Stajic, J.M., 2014. Computer program for the sensitivity calculation of a CR-39 detector in a diffusion chamber for radon measurements. Review of Scientific Instruments 85, 022102.
  30. Chen, W., Wang, C., Yan, L., Huang, L., Zhu, X., Chen, B., Sant, H.J., Niu, X., Zhu, G., Yu, K.N., Roy, V.A.L., Galed, B.K., Chen, X., 2014. Improved polyvinylpyrrolidone microneedle arrays with non-stoichiometric cyclodextrin. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2014, 2, 1699-1705.
  31. Choi, V.W.Y., Ng, C.Y.P., Kobayashi, A., Konishi, T., Oikawa, M., Cheng, S.H., Yu, P.K.N. 2014. Response of 5 hpf zebrafish embryos to low-dose microbeam protons. Journal of Radiation Research, 2014, 55, i113.
  32. Choi, V.W.Y., Ng, C.Y.P., Kobayashi, A., Konishi, T., Oikawa, M., Cheng, S.H., Yu, P.K.N. 2014. Roles of nitric oxide in adaptive response induced in zebrafish embryos in vivo by microbeam protons. Journal of Radiation Research, 2014, 55, i114.
  33. Choi, V.W.Y., Ng, C.Y.P., Kobayashi, A., Konishi, T., Oikawa, M., Cheng, S.H., Yu, P.K.N. 2014. Exogenous carbon monoxide suppresses adaptive response induced in zebrafish embryos in vivo by microbeam protons. Journal of Radiation Research, 2014, 55, i115.
  34. Chun, S.L., Yu, P.K.N., 2014. Calibration of EBT3 radiochromic film for measuring solar ultraviolet radiation. Review of Scientific Instruments 85, 106103.
  35. Kan, M.W.K., Leung, L.H.T., Yu, P.K.N., 2014. The use of biologically related model (Eclipse) for the intensity-modulated radiation therapy planning of nasopharyngeal carcinomas. PLoS ONE 9, e112229. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112229
  36. Choi, V.W.Y., Yu, K.N., 2015. Embryos of the zebrafish Danio rerio in studies of non-targeted effects of ionizing radiation. Cancer Letters 356, 91-104.
  37. Wang, H., Yu, K.N., Hou, J., Liu, Q., Han, W., 2015. Radiation-induced bystander effect: Early process and rapid assessment. Cancer Letters 356, 137-144.
  38. Nikezic, D., Yu, K.N., 2015. Theoretical feasibility study on neutron spectrometry with the polyallyldiglycol carbonate (PADC) solid-state nuclear track detector. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 771, 134-138.
     

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