Mr. D. Senthil Kumar

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral and Professional Research Fellow
Field of Specialization: Physics
Name: Mr. D. Senthil Kumar
Official Address and Designation:  Research Scholar
Photonics Division
School of Advanced Sciences
Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) University
Vellore 632 014
Tamil Nadu  
Telephone (O): 91-416-2202463
Duration of Grant: Nine Months                        
Project Title: Investigation of Dosimetric Characteristics of Normoxic Polymer Gel using Optical CT Scanner for Radiotherapy Applications
Abstract of Project :
Gel Dosimetry offers an effective way to measure the spatial dose distribution of ionising radiation 3-dimensionally in a tissue equivalent gel medium. It is predestined for treatment planning and quality assurance in medical radiotherapy. The Optical CT evaluation on the gel provides a low-cost analysis of irradiation compared with MRI. I have been developing a low-cost laser CT scanner. I have obtained 3D images and dose profiles of the irradiated gel using this scanner. My Fulbright project will focus on the optical analysis on Bang Polymer gels and compare the results of my laser CT scanner with existing high resolution optical scanners. My research will be helpful in radiotherapy applications.

Academic Background :
Ph.D. Physics VIT University, Vellore 2008 – till date
M. Phil. Physics Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli 2008
M. Sc. Physics National College, Tiruchirappalli 2006
Professional Background:
PG Teacher in Physics SRV Matric Hr. Sec. School, Samayapuram, Tiruchirappalli 2006 – 2007
Junior Research Fellow VIT University, Vellore 2007 – 2010
Mr. D. Senthil Kumar