S.Y. Chen, 64, has been appointed director of the professional master of health physics program at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). He will be charged with maintaining high standards and rigorous curriculum, networking with industry people in order to expand the program's existing advisory board, and helping place students in jobs after graduation. Chen comes to IIT from Argonne National Laboratory, and has a rich history in the field of health physics. In his most recent position as senior environmental engineer and strategic area manager in the environmental science division at Argonne, he developed an integrated risk assessment program to address federal risk-based policies. Chen is a council member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) where he serves as the scientific vice president for environmental radiation and waste issues. He is also a member of the EPA Science Advisory Board/Radiation Advisory Committee and a long-standing member of both the Health Physics Society and the American Nuclear Society.