Confirmed Plenary & Invited Speakers for AANSS 2020

There’s a little over 2 weeks left to submit your abstracts to present at the virtual AANSS 2020 meeting in November. The plenary and invited speakers below have already confirmed their attendance, don’t miss out on presenting alongside them. Students and early career researchers are encouraged to apply for oral presentations as well as poster presentations and there will be prizes to be won by the best student talks and posters.

Confirmed plenary speaker

Confirmed invited speakers

Abstract Submission Open for AANSS 2020

Abstract submission is now open for the ANBUG-AINSE Neutron Scattering Symposium 2020. The deadline for abstract submissions is 1st September 2020 and the theme areas for the symposium this year are as follows:

  • Advanced Materials
  • Biological Systems
  • Biomedicine & Food Science
  • Chemistry & Crystallography
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Earth & Environment
  • Magnetism & Condensed Matter
  • Manufacturing & Engineering
  • Neutron Instruments & Techniques

ANBUG Awardees 2019

ANBUG would like to congratulate the 2019 ANBUG award recipients on their exceptional achievements utilising neutron scattering. The following four awards were announced at the recent ANSTO User Meeting held at Macquarie University in December 2019 and the executive committee and entire ANBUG community would like to congratulate the awardees:

ANBUG Career Award for lifetime achievement – Prof. Stewart Campbell (UNSW Canberra)

Prof. Stewart Campbell delivering his Career Award Lecture at the AUM2019

ANBUG Neutron Award for achievements >10 years post-PhD – Prof. Vanessa Peterson (ANSTO)

Prof. Vanessa Peterson’s Neutron Award being announced by ANBUG president Prof. Tracy Rushmer at the AUM2019

ANBUG Young Scientist Award for achievements <10 years post-PhD – Assoc. Prof. Rico Tabor (Monash University)

Assoc. Prof. Rico Tabor’s ANBUG Young Scientist Award being announced by ANBUG President Prof. Tracy Rushmer at the AUM2019

ANBUG Outstanding PhD Award for the best PhD thesis submitted to the judging panel from an Australian or New Zealand university – Dr Timothy Murdoch (PhD conferred from Newcastle University)

Dr Timothy Murdoch performing neutron reflectometry experiments at the ILL, Grenoble


The website for the ANSTO User Meeting 2019 has gone live. The meeting will be held at Macquarie University on 2nd-3rd December 2019 and will bring together the users of ANSTO’s neutron, synchrotron and accelerator infrastructure. Follow announcements relating to the meeting at the meeting website and under the AUM2019 tab above.