ICRP Announces the 2021 Bo Lindell Medal Recipient



ICRP is pleased to announce that the 2021 recipient of the Bo Lindell Medal for the Promotion of Radiological Protection is Dr Haruyuki Ogino.

“I’d like to thank my family, friends, and colleagues, as I wouldn’t be where I am today without their unwavering support.  I’m grateful to ICRP for this honour, not only for acknowledging my past achievements, but the potential in my future.” Dr Ogino continued, “Radiological Protection is often underestimated by the broader community, but it is a science that is a part of the daily life of every living being and ecosystem on earth.  I look forward to continuing the promotion of radiological protection around the world.”

Born in Hiroshima City Japan, Dr Ogino received his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate in Engineering from the University of Tokyo.  In 2006, he joined the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI), conducting research on low-dose radiation risk and its relation to radiological protection.  After 14 years of research at CRIEPI, Haruyuki accepted the position of Chief for International Affairs and Radiation Protection at the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) in Roppongi, Tokyo.  He is also the author of over 20 peer-reviewed publications and 80 professional presentations.

Over a two-year term (2016-2018), he played an integral role at ICRP, as Assistant Scientific Secretary and Associate Editor of Annals of the ICRP (Publications 133-139) at the Scientific Secretariat in Ottawa, Canada.  After his departure from Ottawa, Dr Ogino continued his commitment to the advancement of the System of Radiological Protection by accepting an invitation to join ICRP Task Group 114 on Reasonableness and Tolerability.

Both internationally and locally, Haruyuki continues to promote radiological protection by serving in varying capacities within the Radiation Safety Standards Committee (RASSC) of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Committee on Radiological Protection and Public Health (CRPPH) of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), Secretariat of Japan Radiation Council,  and Special Liaison from NRA to the U.S. National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) to name a few.

This is not the first radiological protection related acknowledgment awarded to Dr Ogino, also receiving Best Poster Award at the 4th European IRPA Congress in 2014 and the Incentive Award from Japan Health Physics Society in 2015.

ICRP, and its Main Commission, Scientific Secretariat, Committees, and Task Groups, congratulate Dr Haruyuki Ogino, and look forward to his continued contributions and efforts to the field of radiological protection.  He will receive the Bo Lindell Medal before delivering a keynote address at ICRP 2021 in Vancouver, Canada.

Questions and inquiries can be directed to Kelsey Cloutier, Development and Communications Manager for ICRP.