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Dr Shin-ichiro Yano

Shinichiro Yano
Dr Shin-ichiro Yano
Instrument Scientist

Role at ANSTO 

Dr. Shin-ichiro Yano joined NSRRC and is stationed at ANSTO, Sydney, Australia as of November 2014. He is working at the cold-neutron triple-axis spectrometer SIKA and helps users to pursuit their neutron and materials science. He also has been studying magnetic materials by using pair distribution function analysis (PDF) method, neutron inelastic scattering techniques, and neutron elastic scattering techniques with wide range of neutron spectrometers.    


  • 2005 B.S. Department of Physics, Aoyama-Gakuin University, Japan
  • 2007 M.S. Department of Physics, Aoyama-Gakuin University, Japan
  • 2011 Ph.D in Science, Aoyama-Gakuin University, Japan
  • 2012 to 2014, Research Associate, University of Virginia, USA
  • 2014 to Present, Triple-axis spectrometer instrument scientist of NSRRC, Taiwan stationed at ANSTO, Sydney, Australia.

Professional experience

  • 2008-2012 Center of Advanced Technology (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.) Research Assistant
  • 2010-2011 DAQ (Data Acquisition) system and software environment at HRC (High Resolution Chopper) at J-PARC
  • 10 years’ experience of inelastic and elastic neutron scattering experiment by using Chopper spectrometer, Triple axis spectrometer, 4 circle neutron diffractometer, and powder diffractometer.
  • The experience of sample preparation for single crystal and powder polycrystalline sample
  • The experience of the development of Chopper Spectrometer (HRC-High Resolution Chopper) at J-PARC
  • The neutron Pair distribution function (PDF) analysis studies under Prof. Despina Louca at Univ. of Virginia.  

Current research

  • Study on magnetic excitation in frustrated material
  • Crystal analysis and Magnetic structural analysis
  • Local structure analysis by using Pair distribution function (PDF) method   


  • The Physical Society of Japan
  • The Japanese Society for Neutron Science
  • American Physical Society
  • Neutron scattering society of America