Next Meeting

Hosted by the Nuclear Engineering Panel, Engineers Australia

The UNSW Nuclear Engineering Program

Professor John Fletcher, University of NSW
5.30 for 6 pm Wednesday 24 September 2014
Harricks Auditorium, Ground Floor, 8 Thomas St, Chatswood, NSW.

For catering please register at link

Abstract
The Faculty of Engineering at the University of New South Wales is establishing a Nuclear Engineering program that includes undergraduate and postgraduate education and research training. The rationale for embarking on such an endeavour will be outlined. A review will be provided of where nuclear engineering fits within UNSW’s wide-ranging energy research portfolio and the part it plays in the Australian Energy Research Institute. Existing UNSW teaching and research strengths in the nuclear sector are identified including uranium mining, materials characterisation and modelling, energy markets and economics, power system operation, and life-cycle management. Challenges to the development of the program are identified including the undeniable need for funded and focused research programs in Australia in the nuclear area, student recruitment and attracting new academic staff.

The UNSW nuclear program will establish new links with the world-class Centre for Nuclear Engineering at Imperial College, London, and expand existing excellent relationships with the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation. As well as providing staff that can teach from an experienced background in nuclear operations, these two organisations provide much needed practical and research expertise in nuclear engineering, laboratory facilities and access to the globally-integrated nuclear sector.

About Professor John Fletcher
John Fletcher is a Professor (Energy Systems Research Group) with the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications. He joined UNSW in August 2010 and was previously a Senior Lecturer at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, and Lecturer at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Professor Fletcher’s areas of research expertise include power electronics and machine drives in the renewable energy, aerospace and automotive sectors where he has been rewarded or contributed to research grants in excess of £12M. John holds B.Eng. and PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, UK. He is supporting UNSW’s Nuclear Engineering program within the Faculty of Engineering.

ANA Annual General Meeting 28 Aug 2014

The ANA AGM was held at 12.30 pm on August 2014 with 15 members present.

The officers and committee members of the ANA for 2014/2015 are:

      President Mr Rob Parker
      Vice-President Dr Therese Donlevy
      Secretary & Public Officer Dr John Harries
      Treasurer Dr Kapila Fernando
      Committee Members Dr Peter Airey
Dr Don Higson
Mr Mark Ho
Dr Neil McDonald

ANA Statement on Nuclear Power

The ANA Committee has prepared an updated Statement on Nuclear Power. This Statement provides background to the ANA's previously expressed support of the use of nuclear power for Australia and our nation's involvement in all stages of the nuclear fuel cycle.

WiN Global Annual Conference 20-25 Oct 2014

Women in Nuclear (WiN) Australia is hosting the 22nd WiN Global Annual Conference (WiN 2014) in Sydney on 20-25 October 2014. Please register on the WiN Australia website

This is the premier international event for women working in all applications of nuclear science and technology and presents a unique opportunity for members to network, exchange ideas, visit technical facilities and gain an understanding of new technologies and facilities around the world. The programme will be composed of the WiN General Assembly, technical conferences, workshops, gala dinner and both technical and cultural tours where global members can experience an overview of Australia.

The conference fee includes access to the full WiN2014 Conference programme including all morning teas, all lunches, all afternoon teas, refreshments, conference cocktail reception, the gala dinner, WiN 2014 Conference bag, participant list, conference presentations and digital copies of official photos. Late registrations received from the 1st of October onwards will incur a 14% surcharge.

Last Updated 10 Sept 2014