Managing Director - Frank Bruhn
Phone direct + 61 02 9717 3388
Frank joined AINSE in June 2012 as its new Managing Director. His previous role was the Director of GNS Science's National Isotope Centre, New Zealand's premier source of applied isotope science capability. Frank is a geochemist, specialising in the use of isotopes as tracers in biogeochemical cycles. He did his MSc and PhD in Bochum, Germany, supervised by Professor Ján Veizer. In 1997 and moved with his family to Sydney to work on a two-year PostDoc, jointly funded by the German Science Foundation and the CSIRO’s Division of Exploration & Mining. Before joining GNS Science in 2002, he was the leader of a radiocarbon preparation laboratory at the Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Facility in Kiel, Germany.
Frank has been AINSE councillor for GNS Science since 2005. In addition to his relevant science background he has extensive governance and international science policy experience, having been a Board Director of the New Zealand MacDiarmid Institute of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology and New Zealand’s Representative in the IAEA Regional Cooperative Agreement for Asia & Pacific, as well as having served as co-ordinator of the bilateral Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement between New Zealand and Germany.
AINSE has had only four Scientific Secretaries/Managing Directors since its inception: