Ceferino Obcemea, PhD

I am a physicist in the Department of Medical Physics.

I received a PhD in physics from the University of Uppsala in Sweden, where I studied scattering theory and quantum statistical mechanics. I conducted postdoctoral research during fellowships at the Quantum Theory Project of the University of Florida and the National Cancer Institute’s Radiological Physics program at Harvard Medical School. Subsequently, I joined the faculty of Georgetown University Medical Center and won the Faculty Research Award on New Technology for the application of scanning tunneling microscopes and atomic force microscopes to DNA and other biomolecules.

I have published research in the fields of physics and medical physics, and on interdisciplinary topics such as the application of chaos theory to understanding tumor growth dynamics. My other research interests include plasma accelerators for ion-beam cancer therapy, telemedicine, and algorithms for determining dose calculation.