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Prof. Pawel Moskal is an inventor of positron emission tomography based on plastic scintillators and a method of positronium imaging. He conceived and headed a medical experiment demonstrating the first positronium image of the human brain. He is a Professor of physics and the head of the Cluster of Nuclear Physics Departments at the Jagiellonian University.
Prof. Moskal is a laureate of the Foundation for Polish Science in the START, MPD and TEAM programs. He won the Prime Minister’s award for his doctoral dissertation and a Gold Medal for the invention of the device for Positron Emission Tomography at the World Exhibition at Brussels Innova. He has co-authored 42 patents in Europe, the USA, and Japan, and more than 400 scientific articles. He supervised 27 successfully completed Ph.D. theses. In the years 2015-2017, he was a member of the SPSC Scientific Committee at CERN, and since 2020 he is a member of the Committee on Medical Physics, Radiobiology, and X-Ray Imaging, Polish Academy of Sciences. For his scientific achievements and inventions prof. Moskal was awarded many prizes including the Prime Minister Medal for Merit for Invention. Currently, he is heading the J-PET collaboration developing positronium imaging and constructing the cost-effective total-body PET.