2945 Stonehill Drive, Altadena, CA
Daniel A. Gollnick, Ph.D., President
Dr. Dan Gollnick received his B.S. degree in Physics and his M.S. degree in Experimental Nuclear Physics from Michigan State University. He received his Ph.D., in the field of Radiological Physics, from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Since 1975, he has been Certified in Comprehensive Health Physics by the American Board of Health Physics and is a charter member of the American Academy of Health Physics.
Dr. Gollnick joined the faculty of the Department of Physics at California State University Los Angeles in 1964. He was promoted to Full Professor in 1980. He served 12 years as Campus Radiation Safety Officer at CSULA. The B.S. and M.S. degree options in Radiological Health Physics were conceived and developed under his direction. In 1982 he instituted and then directed the Health Physics Certificate Program at Cal State. This was an innovative program whereby radiation protection technologists being trained on-site at nuclear power stations received transferrable university credits for their work. He resigned from the faculty in 1986.
In 1973, Dr. Gollnick founded Pacific Radiation Corporation to provide intensive on-site radiation protection training courses, at the technical and professional levels. He has continued to teach these courses at numerous U.S. locations as well as in Canada, Europe and South America. The company has subsequently expanded into offering special consulting services, performing radioanalytical laboratory measurements, conducting on-site decontamination and decommissioning services, offering mobile radiation laboratory services at client sites, and calibrating a wide variety of radiation survey meters and dosimetry instruments. In recent years, the company efforts have focussed chiefly on the decommissioning services area and on teaching nuclear hazmat classes.
A number of Dr. Gollnick's technical papers have been published in scientific journals. In addition, he has authored two textbooks in the field of nuclear safety and has written a self-study course, the only one ever recognized by the National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists. He has also produced several videotape training courses in the field. During 1980 Dr. Gollnick accepted an invitation from the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency to serve for six months in Argentina as an International Expert in Health Physics. While there, he established the first graduate school level program in nuclear radiation protection in South America. In 1992 he was invited to visit Chernobyl as part of a scientific exchange program under leadership from the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements.