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 Advisory Board member, The Open Environmental Sciences Journal, published by Bentham Open (May 2014 to May 2015)
>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)
>Editor, Open Physics (Biological and Medical Physics section), published by De Gruyter (from Aug 2015)
   

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)
>Vladimir P. Perelygin Prize, International Nuclear Track Society (2008), won by Yilun Law (M.Phil. student)
>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
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Most valued reviewers of 2012 named by the editors of Applied Radiation and Isotopes
  

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.
  14. Scientific Program Committee member of the 13th International Symposium on Radiation Physics (ISRP-13), September 7-13, 2015, Beijing, China.
  15. Joint International Advisory and Programme Committee member of the 2nd International Conference on Dosimetry and its Applications (ICDA-2)
    University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom, 3-8 July 2016

Invited Papers/Book Chapters (from 2000):

  1. Butson, M.J., Yu, P.K.N., Cheung, T., Metcalfe, P.E., 2003. Radiochromic film for Medical Radiation Dosimetry. Materials Science & Engineering R: Reports, 41, 61-120.
  2. Nikezic, D., Yu, K.N., 2004. Formation and growth of tracks in nuclear track materials. Materials Science & Engineering R, 46, 51-123.
  3. Yu, K.N., Lau, B.M.F., Nikezic, D., 2006. Assessment of environmental radon hazard using human respiratory tract models. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 132, 98-110.
  4. Nikezic, D., Yu, K.N., 2007. Computer simulation of radon measurements with nuclear track detectors, 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., 2009. Long-term measurements of radon progeny concentrations with solid state nuclear track detectors, 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., 2009. Alpha-particle radiobiological experiments involving solid state nuclear track detectors as substrates, 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., 2009. Optical characteristics of tracks in solid state nuclear track detectors studied with ray tracing method, 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., 2009. Response of cells to ionizing radiation, 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., 2009. In vivo studies of a-particle radiation effects using zebrafish embryos, 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., 2010. Ionizing radiation, DNA double strand break and mutation, in Advances in Genetics Research. Volume 4, Ed. Kevin V. Urbano, (Nova Science Publishers: New York), Chapter 7, 197-210 . (purchase book)
  11. Kan, M.W.K., Yu, P.K.N., Leung, L.H.T., 2013. A review on the use of grid-based Boltzmann equation solvers for dose calculation in external photon beam treatment planning. BioMed Research International, 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.
  14. Lam, R.K.K., Fung, Y.K., Han, W., Yu, K.N., 2015. Rescue effects: irradiated cells helped by unirradiated bystander cells. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 16, 2591-2609.

Recent Journal Publications (from 2015) (see here for impact factors): 
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Wai, K.-M., Yu, P.K.N., 2015. Trans-oceanic transport of 137Cs from the Fukushima nuclear accident and impact of hypothetical Fukushima-like events of future nuclear plants in Southern China. Science of the Total Environment 508, 128-135.
  5. Lam, R.K.K., Fung, Y.K., Han, W., Yu, K.N., 2015. Rescue effects: Irradiated cells helped by unirradiated bystander cells. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 16, 2591-2609.
  6. Hou, J., Wang, F., Kong, P., Yu, P.K.N., Wang, H., Han, W., 2015. Gene profiling characteristics of radioadaptive response in AG01522 normal human fibroblasts. PLoS ONE 10, e0123316. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0123316
  7. Hou, J., Ma, J., Yu, K.N., Li, W., Cheng, C., Bao, L., Han, W., 2015. Non-thermal plasma treatment altered gene expression profiling in non-small-cell lung cancer A549 cells. BMC Genomics 2015, 16: 435.
  8. Ng, C.Y.P., Kong, E.Y., Konishi, T., Kobayashi, A., Suya, N., Cheng, S.H., Yu, K.N., 2015. Low-dose neutron dose response of zebrafish embryos obtained from the Neutron exposure Accelerator System for Biological Effect Experiments (NASBEE) facility. Radiation Physics and Chemistry 114, 12-17.
  9. Wai, K.-M., Yu, P.K.N., Lam, K.-S., 2015. Reduction of solar UV radiation due to urban high-rise buildings - a coupled modelling study. PLoS ONE 10, e0135562.
  10. Wang, T.J.C., Wu, C.-C., Chai, Y., Lam, R.K.K., Hamada, N., Kakinuma, S., Uchihori, Y., Yu, P.K.N., Hei, T.K., 2015. Induction of non-targeted stress responses in mammary tissues by heavy ions. PLoS ONE, 10, e0136307.
  11. Zhu, X., Kwok, S.Y., Yuen, M.F., Yan, L., Chen, W., Yang, Y., Wang, Z., Yu, K.N., Zhu, G., Zhang, W., Chen, X., 2015. Dense diamond nanoneedle arrays for enhanced intracellular delivery of drug molecules to cell lines. Journal of Materials Science, 50, 7800-7807.
  12. Nikezic, D., Milenkovic, B., Yu, K.N., 2015. Databank of proton tracks in polyallyldiglycol carbonate (PADC) solid-state nuclear track detector for neutron energy spectrometry. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 802, 97-101.
  13. Zhang, J., Liang, Y.-C., Lin, X., Zhu, X., Yan, L., Li, S., Yang, X., Zhu, G., Rogach, A.L., Yu, P.K.N., Shi, P., Tu, L.-C., Chang, C.-C., Zhang, X., Chen, X., Zhang, W., Lee, C.-S., 2015. Self-monitoring and self-delivery of photosensitizer-doped nanoparticles for highly effective combination cancer therapy in vitro and in vivo. ACS Nano, 9, 9741-9756.
  14. Ng, C.Y.P., Kong, E.Y., Kobayashi, A., Suya, N., Uchihori, Y., Cheng, S.H., Konishi, T., Yu, K.N. 2015. Neutron induced bystander effect among zebrafish embryos. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 117, 153-159.
  15. Shahmohammadi Beni, M., Yu, K.N., 2015. Computational fluid dynamics analysis of cold plasma carrier gas injected into a fluid using level set method. Biointerphases 10, 041003.
  16. Lam, R.K.K., Han, W., Yu, K.N., 2015. Unirradiated cells rescue cells exposed to ionizing radiation: Activation of NF-kB pathway in irradiated cells. Mutation Research 782, 23-33.
  17. Lam, R.K.K., Fung, Y.K., Han, W., Li, L., Chiu, S.K., Cheng, S.H., Yu, K.N., 2015. Modulation of NF-kB in rescued irradiated cells. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 167, 37-43.
  18. Ng, C.Y.P., Pereira, S., Cheng, S.H., Adam-Guillermin, C., Garnier-Laplace, J., Yu, K.N., 2015. Combined effects of depleted uranium and ionising radiation on zebrafish embryos. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 167, 311-315.
  19. Li, W., Yu, K.N., Bao, L., Shen, J., Cheng, C., Han, W., 2016. Non-thermal plasma inhibits migration and invasion of human cervical cancer HeLa cells. Scientific Reports, 6:19720.
  20. Bao, L., Ma, J., Chen, G., Hou, J., Hei, T.K., Yu, K.N., Han, W., 2016. Role of Heme Oxygenase-1 in low dose radioadaptive response. Redox Biology, 8, 333-340.
  21. Ng, C.Y.P., Cheng, S.H., Yu, K.N., 2016. Hormetic effect induced by depleted uranium in zebrafish embryos. Aquatic Toxicology 175, 184-191.
  22. Ng, C.Y.P., Chun, S.L., Yu, K.N., 2016. Quality assurance of alpha-particle dosimetry using peeled-off Gafchromic EBT3® film. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 125, 176-179.
  23. Zhu, X., Yuen, M.F., Yan, L., Zhang, Z., Ai, F., Yang, Y., Yu, P.K.N., Zhu, G., Zhang, W., Chen, X., 2016. Diamond-nanoneedle-array-facilitated intracellular delivery and the potential influence on cell physiology, 2016, Advanced Healthcare Materials, 1157-1168.
  24. Zhang, J., Chen, W., Kalytchuk, S., Li, K.F., Chen, R., Adachi, C., Chen, Z., Rogach, A.L., Zhu, G., Yu, P.K.N., Zhang, W., Cheah, K.W., Zhang, X., Lee, C.-S., 2016. Self-assembly of electron donor-acceptor-based carbazole derivatives: Novel fluorescent organic nanoprobes for both one- and two-photon cellular imaging. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8, 11355-11365.
  25. Ng, C.Y.P., Kong, E.Y., Kobayashi, A., Suya, N., Uchihori, Y., Cheng, S.H., Konishi, T., Yu, K.N., 2016. Non-induction of radioadaptive response in zebrafish embryos by neutrons. Journal of Radiation Research, 57, 210-219.
  26. Nikezic, D., Shahmohammadi Beni, M., Krstic, D., Yu, K.N., 2016. Characteristics of protons exiting from a polyethylene converter irradiated by neutrons with energies between 1 keV and 10 MeV. PLoS ONE, 11, e0157627.
  27. Ng, C.Y.P., Pereira, S., Cheng, S.H., Adam-Guillermin, C., Garnier-Laplace, J., Yu, K.N., 2016. Combined effects of alpha particles and depleted uranium on zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos. Journal of Radiation Research, 57, 343-355.
  28. Kong, E.Y., Cheng, S.H., Yu, K.N., 2016. Biphasic and triphasic dose responses in zebrafish embryos to low-dose 150 kV X-rays with different hardness. Journal of Radiation Research, 57, 363-369.
  29. Kong, E.Y., Yeung, W.K., Chan, T.K.Y., Cheng, S.H., Yu, K.N., 2016. Exogenous nitric oxide suppresses in vivo X-ray-induced targeted and non-targeted effects in zebrafish embryos. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 17, 1321.
  30. Shahmohammadi Beni, M., Krstic, D., Nikezic, D., Yu, K.N., 2016. A calibration method for realistic neutron dosimetry in radiobiological experiments assisted by MCNP simulation. Journal of Radiation Research 57, 492-498.
  31. Nikezic, D., Ivanovic, M., Yu, K.N., 2016. A computer program TRACK_P for studying proton tracks in PADC detectors. SoftwareX, 5, 74-79.
  32. Wu, W., Nie, L., Yu, K.N., Wu, L., Kong, P., Bao, L., Chen, G., Yang, H., Han, W., 2016. Low concentration of exogenous carbon monoxide modulates the transduction of radiation-induced bystander effect in mammalian cell cluster model. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 17, 2051.
  33. Kong, E.Y., Cheng, S.H., Yu, K.N., 2016. Zebrafish as an in vivo model to assess epigenetic effects of ionizing radiation. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 17, 2108.
  34. Ng, C.Y.P., Cheng, S.H., Yu, K.N., 2017. Photon hormesis deactivates alpha-particle induced bystander effects between zebrafish embryos. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 133, 72-80.
  35. Ng, C.Y.P., Cheng, S.H., Yu, K.N., 2017. Effect of photon hormesis on dose responses to alpha particles in zebrafish embryos. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 18, 385.
  36. Shahmohammadi Beni, M., Yu, K.N., 2017. Safeguarding against inactivation temperatures during plasma treatment of skin: Multiphysics model and phase field method. Mathematical and Computational Applications 22, 24.
  37. Shahmohammadi Beni, M., Ng, C.Y.P., Krstic, D., Nikezic, D., Yu, K.N., 2017. Conversion coefficients for determination of dispersed photon dose during radiotherapy: NRUrad input code for MCNP. PLoS ONE 12, e0174836.
  38. Li, L., Wang, L., Prise, K.M., Yu, K.N., Chen, G., Chen, L., Han, W., 2017. Akt/mTOR mediated induction of bystander effect signaling in a nucleus independent manner in irradiated human lung adenocarcinoma epithelial cells. Oncotarget. 2017; 8:18010-18020.
  39. Nikezic, D., Yu, K.N., 2017. Alpha-particle fluence in radiobiological experiments. Journal of Radiation Research, 58, 195-200.
  40. Chan, P.M., Ng, C.Y.P., Shahmohammadi Beni, M., Law, S.S., Yu, K.N., 2017. Auto-development issue in quality assurance of biological X-ray irradiator using Gafchromic EBT3 film, Results in Physics, 7, 444-445.
  41. Shahmohammadi Beni, M., Krstic, D., Nikezic, D., Yu, K.N., 2017. Realistic dosimetry for studies on biological responses to X-rays and gamma-rays. Journal of Radiation Research, in press.

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