Michael Vieceli
Medical Physics Graduate Program


  • Maple Grove, MN


  • MS: Medical Physics; Purdue University; West Lafayette, IN
  • BS: Physics; Wheaton College; Wheaton, IL

Michael Vieceli began working on his PhD at the University of Florida during the Fall 2022 semester. He is working with Dr Mark Artz at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute in Jacksonville to investigate how LET-optimization may increase target-to-OAR RBE-dose ratios in pencil beam scanning proton therapy prostate cancer treatment plans, to develop prostate-cancer-specific LET-dependent RBE models through cell survival experiments, and to model sensitivity to LET based on DNA repair mutations.

Michael graduated with his MS in Medical Physics from Purdue University in May 2022. While at Purdue, he investigated the feasibility of integrating laser plasma accelerated proton beams, a potentially cheaper and smaller alternative to cyclotron/synchrotron accelerated protons, with thermoacoustic dose imaging for in vivo dosimetric verification.

Prior to Purdue, Michael graduated with his BS in Physics from Wheaton College in May 2020. While at Wheaton, he collaborated with the University of Chicago’s Department of Radiology to characterize the performance and repeatability of machine learning classification using radiomic features from DCE-MR images of breast lesions.

In his free time, Michael enjoys playing the guitar, bass guitar, banjo, and piano; water-related activities such as surfing/boogie boarding, waterskiing/wakeboarding, fishing, and swimming; and other activities such as snowboarding, weightlifting, and hiking.