Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE)

The Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) is an integral organisation for enhancing Australia’s capability in nuclear science and engineering by facilitating world-class research and education. AINSE offers a range of programs and services to its members including generous conference support, inspiring symposiums, Honours / Postgraduate scholarships, and intensive education schools. These benefits aim to foster scientific advancement and promote an effective collaboration between AINSE members and ANSTO.

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AusYGN secures IYNC conference for Sydney in 2020!

Australia is set to host the International Youth Nuclear Congress (IYNC) in Sydney in 2020, following a successful bid campaign by the Australian Young Generation in Nuclear (AusYGN). Read more...

STEM leaders forge path to stronger Australian science and technology

Presidents, CEOs and other leaders of Australia’s most prominent science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) organisations gathered in Canberra on 1 May 2018 to highlight the important role that science and technology will play in Australia’s future. Read More...

Powerful new microscope a game changer in battle against disease

Australia’s most advanced and powerful microscope, capable of visualising down to the level of individual atoms has just begun it's operating life at ANSTO. Read More...

AINSE Japan Particle Therapy Tour 2018

The AINSE Japan Particle Therapy Tour 2018 was a huge success. Delegates had the opportunity to visit the Heavy Ion Medical Accelerator in Chiba (HIMAC), ion-beam Radiation Oncology Centre in Kanagawa (I-ROCK), and the Proton Medical Research Centre in Tsukuba to learn about the benefits of particle therapy. Thanks to Dr. Prokopovich from ANSTO for assisting AINSE in hosting this tour.

The AINSE Trust

The purpose of the AINSE Trust, established in 2008, is to provide scholarships and fellowships for Australian students and researchers who are participating in AINSE programs.

You can help by providing a donation to the AINSE Trust. More Information


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SAAFE Research Internship Program - Applications Open

Applications are now open for the 2019 Scholarship AINSE ANSTO French Embassy (SAAFE) Research Internship Program.

The SAAFE Program supports early careers researchers at PhD and postdoctoral level to expand research and innovation activities within Human Health, the Environment and the Nuclear Fuel Cycle, and to initiate sustainable research networks and linkages to support Australia and France in research and innovation.

To find out more about how you could incorporate a French-Australian exchange program into your early career research, visit our SAAFE site.

Applications close 1st May 2019. 


AINSE Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (WISE) School 2018 |  5 December - 7 December

AINSE is excited to announce that we are now taking nominations for the AINSE Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship School, to be held Wednesday 5th to Friday 7th December 2018 at ANSTO's Lucas Heights campus in Sydney.

The WISE school is targeted at students completing their first year of full-time study (or part-time equivalent), and will provide insights into some of the exciting career opportunities available in STEM generally and nuclear science and engineering specifically.

Students will be allocated mentors from across site at ANSTO, with AINSE coordinating mentor and mentee meetings throughout 2019. Students will also have the opportunity to meet a variety of STEM leaders, participate in workshops, panel sessions and networking events, and tour some of the landmark infrastructure at ANSTO's Lucas Heights campus.

Nominations close 9th November 2018To assist in the selection process, we ask that first year students email their university representative a letter of no more than one page explaining why they should be chosen to attend the school. Typically the university representative is the AINSE councillor - a list of councillors can be found here.

Students must be over the age of 18 at the time of the event. The cost of all accommodation, meals, flights, and transfers between Sydney Airport and Lucas Heights will be fully covered by AINSE with regards to student attendance at the 2018 AINSE WISE School.

The AINSE WISE School 2018 is supported by ANSTO and the Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer within the NSW Department of Industry. 

For more information, please view our flyer or contact AINSE on +61 2 9717 3376 or via email.


AINSE/ANBUG Neutron Scattering Symposium | 19 – 21 November 2018

Sydney, Australia

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Asian Biophysics Association (ABA) Symposium and Annual Meeting of the Australian Society for Biophysics (ASB) | 2 – 6 December 2018

Melbourne, Australia

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2018 Australasian Community for Advanced Organic Semiconductors (AUCAOS) Symposium | 3 – 5 December 2018

Adelaide, Australia

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AINSE WISE School | 5 - 7 December 2018
Sydney, Australia
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