Announcement of AONSA Young Research Fellowships for 2021

Announcement on behalf of Taku J SatoVice President of AONSA

The AONSA Young Research Fellowship Program, which was established in early 2014, is designed to support highly talented young scientists with leadership potential in the Asia-Oceania region, helping them to develop their careers and expertise in neutron science and technology.  All applications were received by the submission deadline (August 31, 2020), and intensively reviewed by the Selection Committee (SC) for the AONSA Young Research Fellowship (YRF) 2021 awards.

The final selections were made by the SC in consultation with three hosting neutron Facilities and officially approved at the 25th AONSA Executive Committee Meeting on November 28, 2020, held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is AONSA’s great pleasure to announce that three highly talented young scientists have been selected as the winner of the AONSA YRF 2021, who will visit major neutron Facilities in the Asia-Oceania region for collaborative research using neutrons in 2021.  The AONSA YRFs’ round-trip airfare will be supported by AONSA, and their local living expense during their Fellowship visits will be supported by their hosting Facilities.

Awardee: Dr. Teng Lu

Qualification: PhD Research School of Chemistry, The Australian National University (Australia) (2018)

Current affiliation: The Australian National University

Hosting Facility: J-PARC

Title of Research Proposal: The order-disorder feature and lattice dynamics in silver niobate-based materials

Awardee: Dr. Indri Badria Adilina

Qualification: PhD Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology, Chiba University (Japan) (2013)

Current affiliation: Indonesian Institute of Science (LIPI)

Hosting Facility: ANSTO

Title of Research Proposal: Neutron scattering studies of the nanoparticle-protein interaction on modified geothermal silica

Awardee: Dr. Rezwanul Haque

Qualification: PhD Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) (2014)

Hosting Facility: CSNS

Current affiliation: University of the Sunshine Coast

Title of Research Proposal: Exploring the mechanical properties of Pb-free SAC-305 solder with Bi additions

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