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Dr Yingjie Zhang

Dr Yingjie Zhang

Senior scientist, Spent Fuel Research, Nuclear Fuel Cycle

Role at ANSTO

Yingjie is a senior research scientist with the Spent Fuel Research Program, where he conducts fundamental and applied research to support ANSTO's waste form development, its product commercialisation and maintain ANSTO's preeminence as a developer of innovative waste forms. He also leads a Collaborative Access Program (CAP) on the micro-crystallography beamline at the Australian Synchrotron for structural characterization of lanthanide and actinide doped materials for potential nuclear and functional material applications.



  • Radioactive waste management: design and development of both ceramic and glass-ceramics waste forms for actinide immobilization as well as HIP-can waste form interactions;
  • Lanthanide and actinide chemistries both in solution and in the solid state; and
  • Material characterizations with synchrotron techniques.

Qualifications and Achievements

Yingjie has a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Manchester. He has over 25 years of research experience in radioactive waste management and actinide structural chemistry with over 90 publications in refereed journals and numerous conference publications plus commercial reports.

He has been a program leader and principal investigator of a Collaborative Access Program on the MX beamlines at the Australian Synchrotron since 2014 with over 33 beamtime allocations  annually from 2014 to 2016, and 16.5 beamtime allocations  from 2016 to 2018, with an ANSTO In-kind grant value of over $500,000 since 2013.