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Dr Linggen Kong

Dr Linggen Kong

Senior Research Scientist,Nuclear Fuel Cycle

Role at ANSTO

Linggen is a senior research scientist working under Nuclear Fuel Cycle Theme.


  • Sol-gel science and technology, especially the ceramic particle synthesis
  • Emulsion, colloid and interface science
  • Synthesis ceramic nano and micron spheres via emulsion
  • Encapsulation of active molecules in nano and micron spheres
  • Controlled release of active molecules
  • Radiolabelling of nanomaterials 
  • Nanoparticle properties, such as stability and suspension
  • Synthesis crystal high density and homogeneity metal oxides using soft chemical approach

Qualifications and Achievements

He joined ANSTO in 2001 after obtaining Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Sydney. He was one of the founders of ANSTO’s subsidiary business unit, Ceramisphere, which was privatised in 2010. In recent years, he has been developing a platform technology producing metal oxides and glass-ceramics with different crystal structures using soft chemistry route for various applications. His expertise is to design and synthesise various types of inorganic ceramic materials. He involved in 6 patents and has published about 50 journal articles since 2001.