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Prof Mihail Ionescu

Prof Mihail Ionescu
Leader, Nuclear Fuel Cycle Research

Role at ANSTO

Mihail is the leader of Nuclear Fuel Cycle Research group, and has 25 years of research experience in nuclear materials, ion beam accelerator physics, ion beam analysis, solid-state physics, electronic materials, and nuclear instrumentation.


Nuclear materials characterisation, nuclear fuel characterisation, accelerator physics, ion beam analysis, nuclear instrumentation, electronic materials and surface characterisation.

Qualifications & Achievements

  • Mihail has a BSc (Hons) and MSc in Physics of Materials, and a PhD in Materials/Physics from the University of Wollongong. He has 10 years research experience in ion beam analysis and 7 years research experience in thin film deposition techniques and characterisation of thin films.
  • He has over 200 publications in refereed journals, over 150 conference publications, 5 book chapters and 3 patents. He is an Editor of the Journal of Optical Physics. Before joining ANSTO, between 1995 and 2004, Mihail was the Assistant Director of the Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials at the University of Wollongong.
  • Mihail is appointed an Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Sydney, School of Computing and Mathematics.