Anna Paradowska

Bio: Prof Anna Paradowska is Conjoint Professor in Advanced Structure Materials and Industrial Engagement Manager at the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering (ACNS) at Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). Anna completed her MSc degree at the Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland, where she specialized in Materials Technology and Monitoring Systems. She received her PhD at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Monash University, Australia. Her thesis research focused on the investigation of residual stress in welds using neutron and synchrotron diffraction. Prior to joining ACNS, Anna was working at ISIS at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK, where she was an Instrument Scientist on the materials and engineering beamline called ENGIN-X.

Anna has published over 150 articles in journals and conference proceedings. She has won several grants and publication awards both in Australia and overseas. She actively serves on a number of national and international advising and reviewing committees. Anna is Deputy Chair of National Committee of Applied Mechanics – Engineers, Australia. Anna is a passionate advocate for women in STEMM, and actively promotes the value of research and collaboration to the community at every opportunity.

Research Expertise: Anna is an international expert in neutron diffraction stress analysis, which she uses to advance manufacturing procedures in additive manufacturing and welding structures.

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