Phil Jenkins 

Graduation Year: 1966
Induction Year: 2009
Chemical engineer
Served in the Department of Energy for several decades

While in high school, Phil Jenkins participated in the French Club, Hi-Y, Madrigal Singers, Music Appreciation, Prom Committee, Science Club, Tennis, Junior Achievement, and National Honor Society. He played on the tennis team for two years, lettering in his senior year. While attending Purdue University, he sang bass in the Varsity Glee Club, including concert tours in Europe and Hawaii. Dr. Jenkins received his bachelor of science in chemical engineering in 1970, his master’s and doctorate in bionucleonics (health physics) in 1972 and 1975, respectively, all from Purdue.
Dr. Jenkins worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority in Muscle Shoals, Ala., as a senior health physicist from 1975 to 1978. From 1978 to 1991, he held several positions at the Department of Energy's Mound Facility in Miamisburg, Ohio. He was part of a team that monitored airborne radon near contaminated sites throughout the U.S. Phil helped design and manage a reference facility for the calibration and quality assurance testing of radon measuring equipment. In 1988, he was a member of an international technology exchange delegation on nuclear safety to the People's Republic of China. From 1991 to the present, Dr. Jenkins has been at Bowser-Morner Inc. in Dayton, Ohio.
Phil designed and managed, and continues to oversee, a radon reference laboratory that provides calibration and testing services for radon measurement practitioners throughout the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Jenkins is recognized as one of the world's leading experts on radon, has several publications and speaks often at national meetings. He recently served on the World Health Organization (WHO) International Radon Project and was a member and sub-chair of the Radon Measurements Working Group which met in Munich in 2007. Phil is currently involved with the promulgation of two national standards related to radon instrumentation.
Dr. Jenkins remains active in choral music. He has participated in several church choirs and in the Dayton Philharmonic Chorus. He is currently in his 19th year in the semiprofessional choral group Musica! in Dayton. Dr. Jenkins and his wife, the Rev. Beverly Jenkins, live in Centerville, Ohio. They enjoy traveling and visiting their two grown children and five grandchildren.

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