Augustin Simo has been director-general of Cameroon’s National Radiation Protection Agency since January 2010. His past positions include permanent secretary of the National Committee for Technology Development and head of the Energy Research Laboratories at the Institute of Geological and Mining Research. He is also current chairperson of the Forum for Nuclear Regulatory Bodies in Africa and Cameroon’s national liaison officer for the International Atomic Energy Agency. He has taught at the University of Douala and the University of Yaoundé. In 1982, he was awarded a doctorate in physics/energy from France’s University of Aix Marseille III.