For over 60 years, AINSE has provided pathways and networks for scientific collaboration and facilitated world-class research and education across Australia and New Zealand.

From environmental research to materials engineering; from honours projects to early-career research: AINSE offers a variety of scholarships to support students in nuclear science, engineering, and related research fields.

Stay up-to-date with the latest news from AINSE, including details of upcoming AINSE-supported conferences and the annual AINSE Winter Schools and WISE Schools for undergraduate students.

Supporting Nuclear Science and Engineering for over 60 years

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Particle Therapy Tour of Japan

In August 2018, AINSE, with assistance from ANSTO, conducted a second Particle Therapy Tour in Japan. The tour, hosted by AINSE Managing Director Michelle Durant and ANSTO Physicist Dr. Dale Prokopovich, illustrated Japan’s development of proton and carbon ion therapy from early experimental stages through to patient treatments in the hospital setting.

A video showcasing the 2018 AINSE Study Tour, produced by Australia’s Science Channel,  has been released today and can be viewed on the AINSE Website.

AINSE are now seeking expressions of interest for the 2020 Study Tour of Particle Therapy in Japan, to be held from 16-19 August 2020. For more details, please visit our Study Tour page.

AINSE Welcomes New Board Member

On Friday 23rd August, the AINSE Board confirmed the appointment of Professor Bill Boyd from Southern Cross University as a University Representative

Professor Boyd’s appointment comes after Professor Claire Lenehan stepped down from her long-serving position on the AINSE Board. Professor Lenehan served as a University Representative from March 2014 to May 2016 and as AINSE President from May 2016 to May 2019, and continues to work closely with AINSE as the University Councillor for Flinders University.

Professor Ian Gentle from the University of Queensland succeeded Professor Lenehan in the role of AINSE President.

AINSE extends a warm welcome to Professor Boyd and would like to thank him and the other members of the AINSE Board for their ongoing service to AINSE and its member organisations.

AINSE International Travel Scholarships

PhD students from AINSE Member Universities who wish to present their AINSE-supported research at an overseas conference are encouraged to apply for an AINSE International Travel Scholarship.

Applications are open year-round, with up to A$1,000 awarded to cover flight costs to and from the international conference. 

To find out more, visit our Travel Scholarship site

Upcoming Events

NZIC Conference 2019
24–28 November 2019​

University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
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27th RACI R&D Topics Conference
1–4 December 2019

Flinders University, SA, Australia
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ANSTO User Meeting
2–3 December 2019

Macquarie University, NSW, Australia
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2–4 December 2019

Katoomba, NSW, Australia
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3–6 December 2019

Lucas Heights, NSW, Australia
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32nd Australian Colloid and Surface Science Student Conference 
28–31 January 2020

Federation University Gippsland Campus, VIC, Australia
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8–13 March 2020

Sydney, NSW, Australia
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29 April – 1 May 2020

Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
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Australasian Environmental Isotope Conference
28 June – 1 July 2020

Ballina, NSW, Australia


The Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE Ltd.) is an integral organisation for enhancing Australia’s and New Zealand’s capabilities in nuclear science, engineering, and related research fields by facilitating world-class research and education. 

AINSE offers a range of programs and services to its members, including generous domestic and international conference support, scholarships for honours & postgraduate students and Early Career Researchers, and intensive undergraduate education schools. These benefits aim to foster scientific advancement and promote an effective collaboration between AINSE members and ANSTO.

We respectfully acknowledge the Dharawal nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which AINSE is located.

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