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In Memory of Mr. E.A. (Bill) Palmer

It is with deep sadness that AINSE informs the scientific community that Mr E.A. (Bill) Palmer, the first Scientific Secretary/Executive Officer of AINSE, recently passed away in September 2022. Bill made an enormous contribution to Nuclear Science and Engineering as the leader of AINSE from 1959 – 1988.

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2022 AINSE Postgraduate Orientation Week (Online): Expressions of Interest now received from interested students

From Monday 17th to Wednesday 19th October, AINSE will host its annual Postgraduate Orientation Week as an entirely-online event, coinciding with international Nuclear Science Week celebrations. Alongside the new cohort of 2022 AINSE Scholars, the O’Week will also be open to interested students enrolled at AINSE-member institutions who intend to apply for an AINSE postgraduate scholarship in 2023.

Interested students will attend a series of talks and panel discussions from ANSTO research leaders and AINSE alumni alongside the new cohort of 2022 AINSE PGRA, AINSE RSS and ANSTO FutureNow Scholars, and will have the opportunity to embark on a virtual tour of ANSTO hosted by the ANSTO Discovery Centre. On the morning of Wednesday 19th, interested students will attend a specialised workshop focused on the application process for 2023 AINSE scholarships.

Please visit our O’Week page for more information, and to apply. Applications have been extended and will now close 7 October 2022.

2022 AINSE WISE School: Applications now open

The annual AINSE Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (WISE) School provides an ideal opportunity for first-year undergraduate Women in STEM to network with their peers from across Australia and New Zealand and to hear from special guest speakers about their journeys to successful careers in STEM.

A key component of the WISE school is active participation in an ongoing mentorship program involving the WISE students, past WISE alumni, and staff members from ANSTO and AINSE.

Please visit our WISE School page for more information, and to apply. Applications have been extended and will now close 21 October 2022.

Congratulations to our 36 new PGRA and RSS scholars

AINSE wish to extend our congratulations to the 36 postgraduate students, representing 21 member organisations, who have been selected to receive an AINSE Postgraduate Research Award (PGRA) or Residential Student Scholarship (RSS) commencing in 2022.

The PGRA is a top-up scholarship that may be held until the expiry of the receipient’s Australian Government Research Training Program scholarship or equivalent primary scholarship. In addition to providing a student with a stipend of A$8,250 per annum, the award provides access to ANSTO’s world-class facilities and expertise. An allowance for travel and accommodation expenses associated with access to ANSTO facilities is also provided.

The RSS also provides a stipend of A$8,250 per annum, with extended travel and accommodation allowances to enable the student to spend a period of six months or more per year, on average, working on-site at ANSTO facilities.

To date, the AINSE PGRA has supported the training of 534 postgraduate students in nuclear science and related fields, in addition to the new awards announced today.

For further information, please visit our PGRA or RSS pages.

Annual Report published

The AINSE Annual Report for 2021, including research highlight articles from our postgraduate scholars, has now been published. To access the digital version, please scroll down to the Annual Report section of the linked webpage.

AINSE Welcomes New Board Member

On Friday 18th March, the AINSE Board held its first regular Board Meeting of the year and welcomed new Board Member Professor John Bell, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) at the University of Southern Queensland, as a University Representative. 

Professor Bell’s appointment from 1 January 2022 comes after Professor Roland De Marco completed his term on the AINSE Board, having served as a University Representative from August 2018 to August 2021.

AINSE extends a warm welcome to Professor Bell 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 News

In Memory of Mr. E.A. (Bill) Palmer

It is with deep sadness that the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) inform you that Mr E.A. (Bill) Palmer, the first Scientific Secretary/Executive Officer of AINSE, recently passed away in September. Bill made an enormous contribution to Nuclear Science and Engineering as the leader of AINSE from 1959 – 1988. In 1953, …

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AINSE 2022 Award Ceremony

On Wednesday 18th May, AINSE had the privilege of awarding AINSE Scholar Gold Medals for excellence and impact in research to Dr. Jessie Posar (University of Wollongong), Dr. Damien Finch (The University of Melbourne), and Dr. Shinji Kihara (The University of Auckland). PhD student Calla Gould-Whaley from the University of Melbourne was also acknowledged for her receipt …

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Congratulations to our new SAAFE scholars

AINSE wish to extend our congratulations to Meltem Bayrak and Sachini Pathirannahalage, our two new Scholarship AINSE ANSTO French Embassy (SAAFE) recipients for 2020.

The SAAFE program supports Early Career Researchers at PhD and postdoctoral levels to travel from Australia to France – and from France to Australia – to initiate sustainable research networks and linkages to support Australia and France in research and innovation.

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Upcoming Events 

ANBUG-AINSE Neutron Scattering Symposium (AANSS) 2022
9–11 November 2022
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15th Australasian Environmental Isotope Conference (AEIC)
14–16 November 2022
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The South Pacific Environmental Radioactivity Association Conference (SPERA)
28–30 November 2022
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6th AINSE Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (WISE) School
28 November–2 December 2022
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ANSTO User Meeting 2022
1–2 December 2022
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RACI RnD Topics 2022
4–7 December 2022
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Australasian Quaternary Association Conference (AQUA)
6–8 December 2022
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Crystal34: The 34th Biennial Conference of the Society of Crystallographers of Australia and New Zealand
6–9 December 2022
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AINSE is proud to support conferences and events through the provision of sponsorship funding and travel assistance for attending students. Click below for more information.

About AINSE

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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