Honorary Associate Professor Tony Irwin is a Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Nuclear Physics and Accelerator Applications.
Tony is a Chartered Engineer, and is the principal lecturer for reactor and fuel cycle modules for the ANU Master of Nuclear Science, and specialist nuclear courses for Australian Defence Department.
Tony has extensive experience in nuclear reactors and the nuclear fuel cycle having worked for British Energy (formerly the Central Electricity Generating Board) in the UK for more than 30 years commissioning and operating eight nuclear power reactors.
In 1999 he moved permanently to Australia and joined the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) where he managed fuel strategies and provided advice on nuclear issues before he was appointed Reactor Manager for the commissioning and operation of ANSTO’s new OPAL research reactor. Tony is Technical Director of SMR Nuclear Technology Pty Ltd and Chair of Engineers Australia Sydney Division Nuclear Engineering Panel.