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Dr Kapila Fernando

Dr Kapila Fernando

Nuclear Waste Solutions, Manager

Dr Kapila Fernando is the Manager of ANSTO's Nuclear Waste Solutions division, responsible for providing commercial nuclear waste management services and advice to Australian government agencies and industry.

Kapila and his team work with clients to develop safe, secure, cost effective waste management solutions that are compliant with regulatory requirements and align with international best practice. Kapila has over 20 years’ experience in leading strategy, operations, capital programs, commercialisation and RD&D in nuclear, mining and chemical industries. He is the chair of IAEA International Low Level Waste Disposal Network (DISPONET), a member of the steering committee of IAEA network for nuclear waste characterisation (LABONET), and a track co-chair of Waste Management Symposia.