AINSE Gold Medal

The AINSE Scholar Gold Medal recognises excellence and impact in research by postgraduate and early career researchers supported by AINSE.

AINSE Scholar Gold Medal Recipients

Year Recipient Member Organisation
2022 Rhiannon Boseley Curtin University
2022 Gemeng Liang University of Wollongong
2021 Damien Finch The University of Melbourne
2021 Jessie Posar University of Wollongong
2021 Shinji Kihara The University of Auckland
2020 Stephanie Anna Florin The University of Queensland
2019 Cynthia Isley Macquarie University
2019 Gabriel Murphy The University of Sydney
2018 Lydia Mackenzie The University of Queensland
2015 Emily Reynolds The University of Sydney
2014 David Cortie The University of Wollongong
2014 Nisa Salim Deakin University
2014 Robert Hayes The University of Newcastle
2013 Joel Pedro University of Tasmania
2013 Arthur Smith The University of Queensland
2012 Kateryna Bazaka James Cook University
2011 Mark Paskevicius Curtin University
2010 Sharth Sriram RMIT University
2009 Paul Saines The University of Sydney
2007 Andrew Wroe The University of Wollongong
2006 John Daniels Monash University
2004 Gianluca Paglia Curtin University
2003 Iwan Cornelius The University of Wollongong
1999 Darren Goossens Monash University
1998 Ismunandar The University of Sydney
1997 Katrina Frankcombe University of Tasmania
1996 Jarrod Martin The University of New South Wales
1995 Scott Walker RMIT University
1994 Xing Sheng Li Curtin University

AINSE Gold Medal Recipients

YearRecipientMember Organisation
2020Prof. Neil SaintilanMacquarie University
2015Prof. George CollinsSwinburne University of Technology
2015Prof. Ian GentleThe University of Queensland
2007Prof. Stewart CampbellThe University of New South Wales
2005Dr. Shane KennedyANSTO
2003A/Prof. Brendan KennedyThe University of Sydney
1999Prof. James CamakarisThe University of Melbourne
1998Prof. Ian McDougallThe Australian National University
1997Dr. Trevor HicksMonash University
1996Prof. Andrew GleadowLa Trobe University
1995Dr. Peter PomeryThe University of Queensland
1995Prof. James O’DonnellThe University of Queensland
1995Dr. David HillThe University of Queensland
1994Prof. Len LindoyJames Cook University
1993Prof. Don NapperThe University of Sydney
1993Prof. Bob GilbertThe University of Sydney
1992Prof. Syd HaydonThe University of New England

AINSE Scholar Gold Medal Nominations

The AINSE Scholar Gold Medal is awarded for impact and excellence in research by postgraduate students and early career researchers on the basis of publications that acknowledge AINSE and ANSTO support. 

Nominees for awards are submitted to the AINSE Council by the AINSE Specialist Committees for consideration at the final AINSE Council Meeting of the calendar year. At the presentation of the medals, the newly-awarded Gold Medallists are invited to deliver an address on their research.

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Nominations open: year-round
2024 Nominations Close: 11.59pm AEST Saturday 31st August 2024

Completed nomination forms should be emailed to

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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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