AINSE Gold Medal

The AINSE Gold Medal recognises excellence in research supported by the Institute during the preceding five years.

AINSE Gold Medal Recipients

Year Recipient Member Organisation
2015 Prof. George Collins Swinburne University of Technology
2015 Prof. Ian Gentle The University of Queensland
2007 Prof. Stewart Campbell The University of New South Wales
2005 Dr. Shane Kennedy ANSTO
2003 A/Prof. Brendan Kennedy The University of Sydney
1999 Prof. James Camakaris The University of Melbourne
1998 Prof. Ian McDougall The Australian National University
1997 Dr. Trevor Hicks Monash University
1996 Prof. Andrew Gleadow La Trobe University
1995 Dr. Peter Pomery The University of Queensland
1995 Prof. James O’Donnell The University of Queensland
1995 Dr. David Hill The University of Queensland
1994 Prof. Len Lindoy James Cook University
1993 Prof. Don Napper The University of Sydney
1993 Prof. Bob Gilbert The University of Sydney
1992 Prof. Syd Haydon The University of New England

Postgraduate Student Gold Medals

Year Recipient Member Organisation
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

Gold Medal Nominations

The AINSE Gold Medal is awarded for excellence in research on the basis of publications within the preceding five years that acknowledge AINSE support. 

The AINSE Council may award up to four AINSE Gold medals each year, with one medal being reserved for graduate students. The AINSE Gold Medal may be awarded jointly to collaborating researchers.  

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
2021 Nominations Close: 15th September

Completed nomination forms should be emailed to


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