Dr Tzany Kokalova Wheldon - Positron Imaging Centre Director


I lead the Positron Imagaging Centre (PIC) PIC at the University - a multi-disciplinary research laboratory for both academics and industry.

I work in the field of exotic nuclei (more details ») and supervise eight Ph.D students in nuclear physics and applications.


I currently teach:

  • First-year electronics lecture course,
  • First-year tutorials for nuclear engineers,
  • Third-year nuclear engineering laboratory,
  • Third- and fourth-year nuclear physics lecture course,
  • Fourth-year project supervisor (Physics),
  • Detectors on the French student summer school,
  • Waste-to-Wealth PBL decommissioning topic on the French student summer school,
  • Hands-on experiments at the Birmingham cyclotron UK Nuclear Physics Graduate School course,
  • PTNR and NDAWM MSc. quality assurance lead.

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My research is funded by the STFC, EPSRC, NDA and the University of Birmingham.

I am the UK National contact for Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) IAEA, Vienna, as part of iNET-EPR.

I developed and lead a module as part of ELINDER - European Learning Initiatives for Nuclear Decommissioning and Environmental Remediation. The module information can be found here.

You can find out more about my research, together with free programs for analysis etc. on the Research Resources page.

Tzany Kokalova Wheldon

Reader in Nuclear Physics

+44 (0)121 414 4687
Room 308, Physics East