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Composition: The Commission membership consists of a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and up to 12 members. Commission members are independent experts in the scientific disciplines relevant to non-ionizing radiation protection (biology, epidemiology, physics, bio-physics, medicine). In carrying out their voluntary work for the Commission they do not represent either their countries of origin or their institutes. ICNIRP members are required to declare any personal interests in relation to their activities for ICNIRP. Members' declarations of personal interests are available below along the member's profile.

Election: Members are elected to the Commission from nominations received by current members, by the Executive Council of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA), the IRPA Associate Societies, and by national public authorities for radiation protection following an open call for nominations published on the ICNIRP website. The election takes place every 4 years at the last ICNIRP Annual General Meeting before each IRPA Congress.

Duties: The duties of the Commission include:

  • Formulating and implementing ICNIRP policy in accordance with the Charter and resources available.
  • Specifying, prioritizing and directing the ICNIRP work plan.
  • Providing chairmanship and scientific expertise to the Project Groups and coordinating their activities according to the needs of ICNIRP.
  • Reviewing and approving proposed ICNIRP publications.
  • Fostering cooperation with other organizations in the field of non-ionizing radiation protection.

Rodney Croft

Rodney Croft is Professor of Health Psychology at the School of Psychology, University of Wollongong, Australia. He obtained degrees in Philosophy and Psychology before completing his PhD in Psychology at the University of Wollongong in 2000, and then worked in the area of cognitive neuroscience as a postdoc at Imperial College, London, and then at Swinburne University, Australia. His research focuses on the delineation of human brain function, particularly as it relates to agents that might affect it (e.g. electromagnetic fields, illicit and medicinal drugs), as well as psychiatry more generally. He has been involved in research on ELF and RF non-ionising radiation since 2000, primarily utilising the electroencephalogram as a means of observing subtle alterations in brain function. He participates in a variety of national and international scientific and government committees, was Executive Director of the Australian Centre for Radiofrequency Bioeffects Research (2004-2011) and is currently Director of the Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research. Croft was appointed in 2014 an Associate Editor of the BEMS journal, and joined the ICNIRP Biology Standing Committee in 2008 and Main Commission in 2012. Rodney Croft is the ICNIRP Chair since May 2020.

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Eric van Rongen
Vice Chair

Eric van Rongen graduated in biology at the State University of Leyden, the Netherlands in 1980. Subsequently he performed research on tumour and normal tissue radiobiology at the Radiobiological Institute of the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research TNO and received his PhD in 1989. From 1992 until 2022 he was senior scientific staff member with the Health Council of the Netherlands and primarily involved with non-ionizing radiation. As Scientific Secretary of several Expert Committees he has written many advisory reports on the health effects of low and high frequency electromagnetic fields, UV and ionizing radiation, but also on non-radiation subjects. He is member of the International Advisory Committee of the WHO International EMF Project and cooperates closely with WHO on the development of Environmental Health Criteria monographs on EMF, currently the one on radiofrequency fields. He is member of several national and international organizations and committees in the field of non-ionizing radiation and President of the European Bioelectromagnetics Association (EBEA). He has been serving ICNIRP as Consulting Member since May 2001, as member of the former Standing Committee II Biology since November 2006 and has been elected in the Commission in May 2010. He was the ICNIRP Chair from 2016 until 2020 and is now serving as the ICNIRP Vice Chair since May 2020.

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Nigel Cridland

Nigel Cridland has worked in the field of non-ionising radiations for 35 years, having started research with ultraviolet radiation in the 1980s. He obtained his DPhil in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford, where he also undertook postdoctoral research. In 1990, he moved to the Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, part of Public Health England, to initiate research on the cellular responses to ultraviolet radiation. He also diversified adding interests in electromagnetic fields. He served as a scientific secretary to the Stewart Committee and from 2001 to 2012 he was scientific co-ordinator of the UK’s Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research (MTHR) Programme. Since 2002 he has led a group involved in the assessment of occupational exposures to optical radiations and electromagnetic fields and has a particular interest in ‘at risk’ employees. He was involved in the development of the European Commission’s practical guides to the optical and EMF Directives, being a member of the team that drafted the former and leading the team that wrote the latter. Nigel Cridland joined the Commission in May 2020.

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Guglielmo d'Inzeo

Guglielmo d'Inzeo is a Professor of "Bioelectromagnetic Interaction" at "La Sapienza" University of Rome since 1990. His research activities have been concerned with active and passive microwave component design and with bioelectromagnetism. In the bioelectromagnetic area, his fields of interest are the interaction of electromagnetic fields with biological tissues, the effects of microwaves and ELF fields on biological samples and humans, and the modelling of the interaction mechanisms. He is author or co-author of more than seventy papers in international refereed journals and books. Appointed as a member of the EBEA Council in 1989, he acted as President from 1993 to 1998. From 1992 to 2000 he was an Italian representative for the COST 244 and 244Bis projects on "Biomedical Effects of Electromagnetic Fields". From 1998 to 2004 he chaired the Italian ICEmB (Inter-University Centre Electromagnetic Fields and Biosystems). From 2001 to 2006 he was an Italian National representative in COST 281 project “Potential Health Effects from Emerging Wireless Communication Systems” and from 2007 in COST BM0704 related project. From 2004 to 2009, he served as a member of IEEE International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (ICES), Technical Committee 95 (TC95). From 2008 to 2011 he chaired the Commission K “Electromagnetics in Biology and Medicine” of URSI “Union Radio-Scientifique Internationale”. From 2014 he has been the Italian National Representative of COST BM1309 Action “European network for innovative uses of EMFs in biomedical applications (EMF-MED)“. He joined the ICNIRP Commission in 2016.

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Akimasa Hirata

Akimasa Hirata received his B.E. and Ph.D. degrees in communications engineering from Osaka University, Suita, Japan, in 1996 and 2000, respectively. In 2001, he joined the Department of Communications Engineering, Osaka University as an Assistant Professor. In 2004, he moved to Nagoya Institute of Technology as an Associate Professor. He is now Full Professor (Department Chair from 2018) of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Director of Center of Biomedical Physics and Information Technology (2019-present). His research interests are in computational dosimetry for electromagnetic fields (from extremely low frequency to millimeter waves), risk management of heat-related illness, and medical application of electromagnetic fields. Dr. Hirata is an Administrative Committee Member and Subcommittee Chairperson in IEEE International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (ICES). He is an editorial board member of Physics in Medicine and Biology (2019-), an Associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility (2019-), and was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (from 2006 to 2012), etc. Dr. Hirata won several awards including Prizes for Science and Technology (Research Category 2011, Public Understanding Promotion Category 2014) by the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, and IEEE EMC-S Technical Achievement Award (2015), and Japan Academy Medal (2018). He is a Fellow of IEEE and Institute of Physics, and IEICE. Akimasa Hirata was elected a Member of the ICNIRP Main Commission in May 2016.

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Anke Huss

Anke Huss is an associate professor at the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS) at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Her research focuses on environmental and occupational exposure assessment to environmental factors including electromagnetic fields and their health effects. She has experience including static, extremely-low-frequency and radiofrequency electromagnetic fields. In particular, she is involved in several case-control and cohort studies evaluating neurodevelopment and sleep in children in the ABCD cohort (Amsterdam Born Children and their Development) and GERoNiMO project, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s or ALS in the NOCCA (Nordic Occupational Cancer Study) and SNC (Swiss National Cohort) studies and on electromagnetic hypersensitivity. She is co-PI of the ongoing longitudinal study AMIGO. She is a member of the Dutch Health council, and the Scientific Council for Electromagnetic fields of the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM). Anke Huss joined the main Commission in May 2020.


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Ken Karipidis

Ken Karipidis is originally a physics graduate from La Trobe University and later completed a PhD in epidemiology at Monash University. He is currently working as a scientist at the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) as Assistant Director of Health Impact Assessment. He has been a member of various national standard setting committees including the working groups developing the Australian radiofrequency exposure standard and extremely low frequency exposure guidelines. Ken has a number of eminent appointments including being an adjunct Associate Professor at Swinburne University of Technology, an advisory board member at the Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research and is an associate investigator at the Centre for Population Health Research on Electromagnetic Energy. Ken joined ICNIRP in August 2015, as an SEG member and joined the Main Commission in May 2020.

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Carmela Marino

Carmela Marino studied Biological sciences in Faculty of Sciences of "La Sapienza" University of Rome. She was a Scientific Research Fellow at the Gray Laboratory, Cancer Research Campaign, Mount Vernon Hospital, Nothwood, U.K where she was involved in experimental studies on radiobiology applied to radiotherapy. On behalf of ENEA she coordinated the research activity Subprogram 3 Interaction between sources and biosystems (MURST/ENEA-CNR Italian National Program "Human and Environmental Protection from  Electromagnetic Emissions”) and was involved in several projects of the 5° and 6°FP, as member of steering Committee and Coordinator of research unit. Since 1990 Carmela Marino is Contract Professor of Radiobiology and Thermobiology and Biological Effects of EM fields with the Post-Graduate School of Health Physics, “Tor Vergata” University of Rome, Italy. She is currently Head of the Unit of Radiation Biology and Human Health, at Casaccia Research Center of Italian Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA). She joined the Commission in 2012.

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Gunnhild Oftedal

Gunnhild Oftedal obtained a degree in biophysics and PhD in psycho-physio acoustics, with a focus on effects on hearing, in 1985 at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Currently, she is working as Research Co-ordinator at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, NTNU. From the early 1990s, she has been involved in research on health effects of EMF in the ELF and the RF ranges, mainly with experimental human studies and observational studies. Her focus has been on symptoms attributed to electromagnetic fields, but she also has been involved in studies on pregnancy outcomes in populations exposed to RF fields. She is member of international organisations in the field of non-ionising radiation and participates in the work of WHO on the health risk assessment on RF fields.  She is an ICNIRP commission member since May 2016.

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Martin Röösli

Martin Röösli is Professor for environmental epidemiology at the Swiss Tropical- and Public Health Institute in Basel and leads the Environmental Exposures and Health Unit. He has a background in atmospheric physics and a PhD in environmental epidemiology. His research focuses on various environmental topics. In the field of non-ionizing radiation he conducted several exposure assessment and epidemiological studies on the health effects of electromagnetic fields including population based studies dealing with cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and non-specific symptoms of ill health and an occupational study of railway workers. He is a member in various national and international commissions on environmental health research including BERENIS, advisory group of COSMOS and the Scientific Council of the IARC. He has published numerous scientific papers, reviews and book chapters. Dr Röösli started to serve the ICNIRP Commission in 2016.

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Soichi Watanabe

Soichi Watanabe received his PhD in Electrical Engineering in 1996 from the Tokyo Metropolitan University and joined the Communications Research Laboratory (CRL), Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. He is currently a Director of Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory, Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute, the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), which was established from CRL and another institution since 2004.
Dr. Watanabe has been engaging on various topics related with NIR, especially RF fields. One of the most important researches is to develop voxel human models which include the world’s first adult female whole-body model and pregnant woman whole-body model. Another his contribution to NIR is international standardizations, such as ITU, IEC, and IEEE. His research has mainly been dedicated to increasing scientific reliability of compliance procedures to NIR guidelines, e.g., uncertainty evaluation, calibration, and validation, which are responsible functions for national standard institutes such as NICT. His contribution to NIR is comprehensive, effective and neutral for developing adequate NIR environment for general public and occupational situations. He is a member of the Committee to Promote Research on the Possible Biological Effect of Electromagnetic Fields, Ministry of Internal Affair and Communications of Japan. He has served the ICNIRP Standing Committee III since 2004 and is a member of the Commission since 2012.

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