Powder Diffraction at the Australian Synchrotron and OPAL: A workshop for beginners

The powder diffraction teams from the Australian Synchrotron and OPAL are hosting a 3 day powder diffraction data analysis workshop for beginners aimed at post-graduate students and early career researchers.

Lectures and tutorials will be presented by the AS beamline team, Dr Helen Maynard-Casely (ACNS, ANSTO), Dr. Nathan Webster (CSIRO) and Dr Matthew Rowles (Curtin University)

The workshop will be held 4-6th September 2017 at the Australian Synchrotron, 800 Blackburn Rd, Clayton, Victoria.

Lectures and tutorials will be presented. A preliminary programme is available here.

If there are questions please contact the Workshop Team at this email address: pdworkshop@synchrotron.org.au


Student Scholarships ICNS Korea

AINSE has travel scholarships available for a number of students attending ICSN in Korea.

Please email details below to Tracy Rushmer (tracy.rushmer@mq.edu.au) and Katy Wood (kwo@ansto.gov.au) to apply. 

Details to be provided: Name, Affiliation, Title & Abstract of Presentation (oral or poster).

Successful applications will receive evidence of financial support from AINSE, and a refund can then be arranged via the University.


Call for Applications for the AONSA Young Research Fellow 2018

Dear AONSA Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the Call for Applications for AONSA  Young Research Fellowship (YRF) 2018. This is the fourth round of the  AONSA YRF after the very successful launching of AONSA YRF 2015, the following 2016 and 2017.

The deadline is July 31st this year.

We emphasized that “Applicants need to communicate with the contact person before submitting application form.” this year.

Please distribute this your colleagues and encourage talented young
scientists to apply for the Fellowship (These will be posted on AONSA
homepage as well). Your help to attract talented young scientists
into the Program is essential to make the AONSA YRF 2018 successful. All
your efforts for this purpose will be greatly appreciated.

I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Hosting
Facility Directors of J-PARC, ANSTO and HANARO for their continuing
strong support for this fellowship (which is one of major activities of AONSA and a very important investment for the future of neutron science in Asia-Oceania region.

Thank you very much.

Best regards,
Kazu Yamada

Further details are available at the AONSA website

The application form and call for applications are available using the links below:

Call for Applications for AONSA YRF 2018

Application Form_AONSA YRF2018_

9th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics

The 9th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (http://acam9.com.au) which will be held on 27-29 November 2017 at UNSW Australia. This is an Engineers Australia sponsored international conference organised by The National Committee on Applied Mechanics. The Congress aims to provide an international forum for researchers, industry practitioners, engineers and postgraduate scholars to promote, exchange and disseminate recent findings on contemporary and wide-ranging topics in Applied Mechanics.

The program of ACAM9 will explore several themes:
Advanced Materials and Structures
Automated Composites
Bio-mechanics, Bio/sustainable-Composites
Computational Mechanics
Dynamics and Vibration
Fibre Reinforced Composites
Fatigue, Fracture and Failure Analysis of Structures
Mechanics of Geomaterials and Concrete
Multi-functional Structures and Materials
Structural Health Monitoring and Structural Optimization

For more information and abstract submission pleases visit:

Neutron Diffraction and the Nanoscale 2017 (NanoDif 2017)

Dear Colleagues,

We are happy to announce Neutron Diffraction and the Nanoscale 2017 (NanoDif 2017), a meeting that will be held in Daejeon (Republic of Korea), July 6-7, 2017 as a satellite of the International Conference on Neutron Scattering, ICNS 2017 to be held in Daejeon, July 9-13, 2017.

The aim of this cross-disciplinary meeting is to review and discuss the state-of-the-art in neutron diffraction at the nanoscale and to bring together researchers from a variety of scientific disciplines including soft matter, materials science, and biology.

The deadline for abstract submission is April 10.

All details can be found on the conference website: https://indico.ill.fr/nanodif2017

We look forward to seeing you in Daejeon for an exciting meeting.

The organisers,
Chris Garvey, Sung-Min Choi, Viviana Cristiglio, Bruno Demé, Tae-Hwan Kim, Han Young Soo.

2016 AANSS meeting


We are pleased to announce that the 2016 AINSE-ANBUG Neutron Scattering Symposium will be held on Nov 29/30 at the AINSE conference centre, Lucas Heights, New South Wales, at the site of the ANSTO-operated OPAL research reactor near Sydney.
The symposium is the annual meeting of neutron scattering community in Australia and New Zealand, and also welcomes the many international users of the Australian OPAL research reactor. It is a multidisciplinary meeting of scientists, engineers, mathematicians and software developers who work with neutron scattering and imaging. It therefore provides a unique opportunity to present research highlights, and share local knowledge between the sub-disciplines to guide the direction of future neutron science within Australia, and to educate the next generation of innovators.
To register and for further details please visit the conference website.

AONSA Newsletter Vol 6 No 2

AONSA Newsletter Vol.6, No.2 has been issued.
The newsletter can be found at http://aonsa.org/aonsa-newsletters/
This issue includes the announcement of our own Jackie Knobloch as an AONSA Young Research Fellow for 2015, the previously announced award of the AONSA prize to John White, and reports from facilities and conferences around the region.

Professor John White wins 2015 AONSA prize

The AONSA Executive Committee has announced that ANU Research School of Chemistry Professor John White has been awarded the 2015 AONSA prize “For his seminal contributions to the use of neutrons in understanding molecules at interfaces, molecular crystals and self-assembly, for his visionary leadership in establishing the Asia-Oceania neutron scattering community and state-of-art neutron facilities including OPAL, and for his devoted mentoring of young scientists.

He will be awarded a certificate, a medal and monetary prize (US$5,000) at a prize Ceremony to be held during the 2nd AOCNS (July 19-23, 2015) in Manly, Sydney.

Call for nominations for ANBUG awards 2014

Nominations are now open for the ANBUG awards for 2014. Please follow the instructions on the ANBUG awards page to submit your nominations. Nominations will close around the 1st of September, depending on the date that is set for the AANSS meeting this year. Note that the composition of the awards committee has been changed this year to include recipients of past awards.