Lubi Dimitrovski has won the ANA Award for 2022 in recognition of his leadership role in radioactive waste management in Australia. He managed the development and upgrade of procedures and facilities for managing radioactive waste at ANSTO to international best practice and made significant contributions to national and international initiatives on the management of low and intermediate level waste.
Lubi Dimitrovski was Manager, ANSTO Waste Operations (1995-2012) where he was responsible for the safe management of ANSTO’s radioactive waste infrastructure. He played a key role in developing procedures and upgrading the ANSTO radioactive waste management infrastructure to world’s best practice. This included a program to characterise ANSTO’s radioactive waste and decommission the MOATA reactor to a greenfield site. During this period, he provided technical expertise on radioactive waste and research reactor spent fuel management to the IAEA. He was the Australian representative for the IAEA’s Disposal Network for Low and Intermediate Level Waste (DISPONET), the Forum of Nuclear Cooperation Asia (FNCA) in the Asian region and the Australian representative at the IAEA Radioactive Waste Technical Advisory Committee (WATEC).
He was General Manager Nuclear Operations (2013-2018) responsible for the safe operation of the OPAL reactor. He led a multi-skilled team to maximise the safety, reliability and availability of the OPAL reactor and oversaw the safe storage and transport of used nuclear fuel and the return of reprocessed intermediate level waste from overseas.
The Award will be presented in the AINSE Theatre, ANSTO, at 11 am on Fri 10 February 2023. There is a general invite for ANA Members, ANSTO staff and colleagues to come to the presentation. Following the presentation everyone is welcome to join Lubi and the ANA Committee at lunch in Club Central Menai, 44-60 Allison Crescent Menai, NSW.