Title: Computer Scientist
Email: rsc-tr.radprot@nhs.net
Section: Radiation Protection

Mr. Balder Villagomez Bernabe is a Computer Scientist and he is the main point of contact for the development and maintenance of all APIs for the Radiotherapy Protection Department at the Royal Surrey Hospital. His areas of expertise are Research and Discovery, Software Development, and Data Science.

He accomplished his PhD from the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics, and Electronics in Mexico. After that, he performed as Research Fellow at Queens University and at University of Manchester, where he specialized in Monte Carlo and achieved proven success driving ground-breaking discoveries in enhanced Radiotherapy leading to the publication of more than 15 scientific papers in the Nanomedicine field. 

He has also attained experience in teaching and training by being a co-author of the project Topas-edu, which was created with the aim to teach Medical Physics Applications through Monte Carlo simulations to postgraduate students. Due to the success of the teaching program, Topas-edu won the Innovation in Medical Physics Applications award in 2015 from the Association of Physicists in Medicine.