Richard Hichwa

Richard Hichwa
Professor and Senior Associate Vice President for Research (also in Department of Radiology)
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1981
201 GH
Office Phone: 
(319) 335-2106
Research Interests: 
Medical physics.
  • Hardware development for nuclear detection systems, real-time control of a cyclotron, and high-power nuclear targets
  • Image analysis schemes, and physiological modeling of normal and disease tissues
  • Professor of Radiology and Adjunct Professor of Physics, is eligible to advise physics theses
  • Students have opportunities to interact with a multidisciplinary group of scientists including radiochemists, engineers, physiologists, physicians and physicists
  • Students learn how to operate the cyclotron and PET imaging instruments and have complete access to the machine shop, electronics laboratory and an extensive array of computing resources