Dr Simone Richter is the Group Executive Nuclear Science & Technology, and Landmark Infrastructure. She was a founding director of one of Europe’s largest research infrastructure projects – the Facility of Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR GmbH) in Germany, which is currently under construction. She has a wide range of experience in research management, capital programs, international science partnerships, and the German and European research landscape and system.
Simone joined ANSTO in 2016 to oversee ANSTO research; and the operations and strategic development of research infrastructure accessed by hundreds of national and international scientists and industry partners per year. The role specifically sees Dr Richter focus on fostering innovation in research, as well as the development of future science infrastructure and capabilities.
Simone studied physics at the Darmstadt University of Technology in Germany and holds a PhD in nuclear and accelerator physics.