New AINSE Fellowship Holder to Come to the School

7 September 2009

Dr John Daniels has successfully applied for an AINSE Fellowship to be based at UNSW in the School of Materials Science and Engineering. The purpose of these highly competitive and prestigious fellowships is to attract outstanding and enthusiastic scientists with 3-8 years postdoctoral experience, to undertake research in areas of science and technology, requiring the use of research facilities at ANSTO. Fellows are expected to build a research group at the University and to be attached to ANSTO for experiments on the state of the art facilities available there. In particular, the OPAL research reactor.

John obtained his BSc (Hons) from Monash University and then PhD also from Monash, in the School of Physics in 2007. Since then he has worked as a beam-line scientist in the materials science division of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, in Grenoble, France. His successful proposal was entitled “Application of Advanced Diffraction Techniques for Component and Material Design in Functional, Biological and Structural Applications”, and he is looking forward to interacting closely with the School’s researchers, and across UNSW, in this important area. John will also contribute to the School’s undergraduate teaching.