Key Technical Champions for PIPE

Prairie Isotope Production Enterprise

Dr. John Barnard

Dr. John Barnard:  Dr. Barnard has 30 years of experience in the health, safety, radiation processing and environment fields with Cancer Care Manitoba, Atomic Energy of Canada (AECL) and Acsion.  His principal areas of expertise are Operational Radiation Safety and Health Physics. He has authored more than 50 publications or reports on radiation processing and health physics topics. He has managed industrial accelerator facilities and acted as a regulatory/licensing specialist for the Canadian Government (AECL) and in the uranium mining industry.  He has developed training materials and taught radiation protection at DND, Saskatchewan Environment
and AECL.

Dr. John Barnard, Director of Research and Technology, Acsion Industries
T: 204.753. 2255 x3068 I email:

Dr. Kennedy Mang'era

Dr. Mang’era was involved in the set-up of the PET program (Positron Emission Tomography) and has focused on revamping operations and upgrading Good Manufacturing Practices at the Central Radiopharmacy. Dr. Mang’era has for 8 years been involved in teaching and training of nuclear medicine residents, nuclear medicine technologists and radiology residents. He is a member of the U of M nuclear medicine residency training committee and of its Residents’ Selection subcommittee.

In the radiation safety field, Dr. Mang’era has been a Radiation Safety Officer and is a member of the WRHA Radionuclide Safety Committee and of its executive. Dr. Mang'era is active in the Canadian nuclear medicine community. He is President-Elect of the Canadian Association of Radiopharmaceutical Sciences and is Secretary/Treasurer of the Canadian Society of Nuclear Medicine (CSNM). He is also Chair of Publications for the CSNM and the Editor of the Photon. Healthcare Solutions for Canadians.

Dr. Mang’era is Director for the Radiopharmacy at the Health Sciences Centre and an Assistant Professor of Radiology (Faculty of Medicine) and Assistant Professor of Pharmacy (Faculty of Pharmacy) at the University of Manitoba.
T: 204. 787.3388 I email:

Dr. Jeffery Martin

Dr. Jeff Martin received his B.Sc. degree in Honor’s Physics from the University of Manitoba in 1995 and a Ph.D. in experimental nuclear physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2000. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology from 1999-2004 before joining the University of Winnipeg as an Assistant Professor in 2004.

His area of specialization is experimental particle physics, and he has worked on such diverse projects as the production of ultracold neutrons at Los Alamos, NM and determining fundamental properties of the proton at Jefferson Lab in Newport News, VA. As well as holding a Natural Sciences Engineering and Research Council (NSERC) Discovery Grant, he received Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) funding for establishment of a detector lab based at the University.

He will also be leading the design, construction, and operation of an ultracold neutron source at TRIUMF at the University of British Columbia, in collaboration with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. This facility, which when completed will provide the highest density of ultracold neutrons in the world, was recently awarded $4.25 million in CFI funding.

Dr. Martin is a Professor at The University of Winnipeg in the Physics Department.
T: 204. 786. 9443 I email: