Meet Dr. Dewji

Shaheen Azim Dewji

RED² Laboratory Director, Dr. Shaheen Dewji.

Dr. Shaheen Azim Dewji (she/her/hers) is an Assistant Professor in the Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she leads the Radiological Engineering, Detection, and Dosimetry (RED²) research group. Dewji is also a faculty member in the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at Georgia Tech. Dewji joined Georgia Tech following three years as faculty at Texas A&M University in the Department of Nuclear Engineering, and as a Faculty Fellow of the Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives (NSSPI).

In her prior role at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Dewji was Radiological Scientist in the Center for Radiation Protection Knowledge, where her work included assessment of patient release criteria for nuclear medicine patients, as well as development of dose coefficients associated with the external exposure and internal uptake of radionuclides associated with applications of emergency response, defense, nuclear medicine, long duration space travel, and occupational/public safety.

Prior, Dr. Dewji spent five productive years with the Safeguards and Security Technology Group  at ORNL as a Nondestructive Assay Systems Engineer, focusing on nuclear material measurement of uranium enrichment, holdup (MUF/ID), and signature analysis.

Dr. Dewji completed her Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA and was a fellow of the Sam Nunn Security Program. As a native of Vancouver, Canada, she received her Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of British Columbia and also participated in the UBC Science Co-op Program and the Go Global/Education Abroad Program with the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California Berkeley as part of her undergraduate studies.

Dewji currently serves on the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine – Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board. She also currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Nuclear Society and Health Physics Society.


Awards (Selected):

  • Health Physics Society – Elda E. Anderson Award (2018)
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Environmental Sciences Division – Science Serving Society (2016)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Division of Professional Practice Graduate Student of the Year (2012)
  • Roy G. Post Foundation Scholarship (2012)
  • Institute of Nuclear Materials Management – Robert J. Sorenson Memorial Scholarship (2009)
  • Sam Nunn Security Program, Georgia Institute of Technology (2008-2009)
  • Science Applications International Corporation Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology (2008-2009)
  • Health Physics Society – Richard J. Burk Jr. Fellowship (2007-2008)
  • University of British Columbia – Undergraduate Scholar Program Scholarship (2000-2001)
  • Governor General of Canada – Bronze Medal for Academic Excellence (2000)


Dewji’s Publication Profile: Google Scholar and Recent Publications

Dewji’s Professional Experience Profile: LinkedIn