Dr. Peter Knoll

Dr. Peter Knoll

Technical Officer
Section of Dosimetry and Medical Radiation Physics
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Biographical Sketch

PD Dr. Peter Knoll is a medical physicist currently serving as a Technical Officer in the Section of Dosimetry and Medical Radiation Physics at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) since 2020. In this role, he advises member states on efficient Nuclear Medicine setups, operation enhancements, technology integration, and ensuring compliance for sustainability. From 1994 to 2000, he worked as a Medical Physicist at Wilhelminenspital and Kaiserin Elisabeth Spital, Institut für Nuklearmedizin in Vienna, Austria, where he co-led nuclear medicine research, developed new techniques, and mentored staff to enhance team skills and patient care.

Dr. Knoll holds a BSc in Business Informatics from Fernuniversitaet Hagen, Germany, which he completed in 2015, integrating business management and information technology for multidisciplinary applications. In 2006, he was awarded the venia docendi for his exceptional contributions to medical physics. He earned his Ph.D. in Computational Physics from the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, in 2000, where he developed three iterative SPECT reconstruction algorithms and graduated summa cum laude. Additionally, he completed a post-doctoral course in Medical Physics at the same institution from 1994 to 1998. He began his academic journey with an MSc in Physics from the University of Vienna, Austria, conducting research in Solid State Physics at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, supported by an FWF scholarship.

Dr. Knoll spearheaded the ideation and development of the large-scale FP7 SaveMe project, pioneering a modular nanosystems platform for advanced cancer management. He also managed and led the scientific and editorial team for the impactful IAEA publication “Dosimetry for Radiopharmaceutical Therapies,” advancing the understanding of medical radiation physics worldwide