Associate Professor Tomas Kron was born and educated in Germany. After his PhD he migrated to Australia in 1989 where he commenced his career in radiotherapy physics. From 2001 to 2005 he moved to Canada where he worked at the London Regional Cancer Centre on the commissioning of one of the first tomotherapy units. In 2005, Tomas became principal research physicist at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Australia where he recently accepted an appointment as Director of Physical Sciences. He is certified to work as a radiation oncology medical physicist in Australasia, North America and Europe. Tomas holds academic honorary appointments on a professorial level at Monash, RMIT and Wollongong Universities. He has an interest in dosimetry of ionising radiation, image guided radiotherapy, clinical trials and education of medical physicists demonstrated by more than 230 papers in refereed journals.
Over the years Tomas Kron has maintained an interest in education reflected in 75 invited conference presentations, consultancies for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and involvement in workshops and training in Australasia. In this capacity he has organised a 5 day workshop on high dose rate brachytherapy in 2006 and two workshops on IGRT in 2008 and 2010. Tomas serves on the editorial board of several international journals including Radiother. Oncol, Clinical Oncol. and TCRT, has organised conferences and was convenor of the 17th International Conference on the Use of Computers in Radiation Therapy (ICCR) in 2013 in Melbourne. In the same year he was awarded the Distinguished Services Award of the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) and nominated as one of 50 medical physicists featured at the International Conference of Medical Physics (ICMP) in Brighton, UK, September 1 to 4, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP). In 2014 he was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to medicine, research and education.