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David Cohen

Prof David Cohen

Acting Head of Institute for Environmental Research

Role at ANSTO

Professor David Cohen is the Acting Head of Intstitute for Environmental Research Scientist and leader of the Accelerator Science Project. David has a BSc(Hons), MSc and PhD in Physics. He joined AINSE in 1976 and ANSTO in 1989 and has over 36 years research experience in nuclear and atomic physics, materials science, archaeometry, biology, and environmental studies.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Physics and the Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand and an honorary professor in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Wollongong.

In November 2009 he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE). He has over 200 refereed journal and 380 conference and report publications and is recognised nationally and internationally as an expert in accelerator-based ion beam analysis.


Accelerator science, atomic and nuclear physics, ion beam analysis, materials science, archaeometry, biology, environmental studies.