Carlos Rojas-Palma obtained his Ph.D. (Magna Cum Laude) in Physics from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Since 1994 works at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN), and has spent more than 12 years working on nuclear emergency preparedness and response in Europe. He coordinated a number of research projects for the European Commission’s Euratom 5th, 6th and 7th framework programmes. From 2004 to 2007 Carlos lead an expert group tasked to improve atmospheric modelling results as part of the International Action Plan of the International Atomic energy Agency for Strengthening International Assistance in case of a radiological or nuclear incident. In the past 6th Framework Program, Carlos coordinated the specific targeted research project TMT Handbook: triage, Monitoring and Treatment of the public exposed to the malevolent use of ionizing radiation. He is currently engaged in European CBRN preparedness and resilience activities as well as countering RN terrorism.