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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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.

National Science Week 2019

From 10 – 18 August 2019, AINSE joined the Australian scientific community in the annual celebration of National Science Week.

AINSE celebrated National Science Week 2019 with the launch of our brand new website, including four Student Research articles that shone a spotlight on some of the high-impact research being conducted by our AINSE scholars across Australia and New Zealand. 

To read more about our student research highlights, please visit our News and Events page.

Upcoming Events

ANA2019 Conference
27 September 2019

University of Technology Sydney, NSW, Australia
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AINSE Postgraduate O’Week 
14 – 16 October 2019

Lucas Heights, NSW, 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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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.

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