6th Design and Engineering of Neutron Instruments Meeting 2017






We are pleased to announce that the 6th Design and Engineering of Neutron Instruments meeting will be held in Sydney, Australia, on 29 November through to 1 December 2017. This will prove to be an essential conference for all scientists, engineers and technicians interested in the project management, design, specification, fabrication, acceptance testing, operation maintenance and upgrades of neutron scattering instruments. We look forward to seeing you Downunder next summer!



Scott Olsen, Kelly Cubbin, Stewart Pullen & Kirrily Rule
(Denim 2017 Organising Committee)


DENIM Engineering Challenge 2017

Following the very successful introduction of a DENIM challenge at the 2016 meeting at the ESS the organising committee have come up with the following challenge for all institutes for 2017.

The DENIM Minecraft Neutron Scattering Facility



There are 2 categories and 2 divisions each


  • Category 1: Create your own facility, or part of it using Minecraft
  • Category 2: Create your ideal new facility or instrument using Minecraft


Each Minecraft creation will be presented at DENIM 2017 on the 28th of November; we are looking for a 30sec clip with a voice over explaining the design

Each Category will have 2 divisions


  1. Created entirely by people over 18 years
  2. Created with the help of under 18s!!


Minecraft Space Shuttle                          DENIM Lego Robotics Challenge, ESS September 2016

Space Shuttle


Diversity Statement

Our goal is to create an inclusive, respectful conference environment that invites participation from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, and sexual orientations. We're actively seeking to increase the diversity of our attendees, speakers, and sponsors through our calls for abstracts, other open submission processes, and through dialogue with the larger community. We value diversity in the communities we bring together. We strive to provide balanced representation of the richness of our collective human experience, and welcome your contributions to helping us achieve that goal.



NSW Government Logo - Chief Scientist      NSW - Make it Happen Logo

There are a range of sponsorship options for interested companies, please email if you would like more details.


To join the mailing list for conference announcements and register your interest to attend, please email DENIM2017@ansto.gov.au
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News updates:

Key Dates: 

Abstracts open 1-March 

Conference details:

Location: Sydney, Australia
Dates: 29 November - 1 December, 2017

Contact details: DENIM2017@ansto.gov.au