Nuclear Science & Technology in Australia Symposium 2016

The Australian Nuclear Association and the University of NSW Half-day Symposium


“Nuclear Science & Technology in Australia”

was held
2-5 pm Wednesday 4th May 2016,
Room 101, Law Building F8, UNSW.

Slides of presentations available by links in Program below.

Australia has an active interest in harnessing the benefits of Nuclear Science and Technology. This symposium showcased some recent developments intended to underpin Australia’s capacity to continue to develop safe, effective, and efficient use of Nuclear Technology for the benefit of all Australians. The symposium featured technical and program/policy oriented presentations and was of interest to engineering faculty and students, ANA members and others interested in broader nuclear issues.

Session Co-chairs:      Kapila Fernando and Edward Obbard



2:00 -2:15 John Fletcher (UNSW) Opening Address and Introduction of the UNSW Nuclear Engineering Program
2:15 -2:30 Robert Parker (ANA) Public Engagement and Supporting Nuclear Science and Technology in Australia
2:30 -2:55 Rebecca Stohr (ASNO) Research and Development Opportunities in Australia in the Nuclear Industry in the Context of the NFCRC Tentative Findings
2:55 – 3:20 Gerry Triani (ANSTO) Synroc – from Research to Engineering Development
3:20 – 3:40 Coffee Break
3:40 – 4:05 Weijian Lu (ANSTO) Cold Neutron Source Installed in the OPAL Reactor
4:05 – 4:30 Patrick Burr (UNSW) Design of Accident Tolerant Fuels Using Atomic Simulations
4:30 – 5:00 PM Edward Obbard (UNSW) Student Research Projects

Light refreshments will be served after the presentations

For further information please contact John Fletcher at or Kapila Fernando at

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