Dr AJ Mitchell

PhD Nuclear Physics
Research Fellow
College of Science


I grew up in Northern Ireland and attended Queen's University Belfast (2004-2009). I moved to the University of Manchester, UK for postgraduate study, and I completed my PhD in Nuclear Physics in 2012. The experiments for my thesis work, titled "Investigating high-j single-particle energies in Z=51 nuclei", were conducted at Yale University, USA.

I joined the University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA as a Postdoctoral Research Associate and Adjunct Teaching Faculty from 2012-2014. Much of this was spent at Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago developing novel infrastructure to study the structure and radioactive decay properties of atomic nuclei with extreme neutron-to-proton ratios. 

In 2015, I joined the Nuclear Structure group at the Australian National University. In addition to my role as a Research Fellow, I am a passionate educator and science communicator. I hold the role of Tuckwell Fellow, working closely with undergraduates on the Tuckwell Scholarship Program. I am also working to expand outreach and engagement of the Research School of Physics across the Asia-Pacific region. 



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Updated:  28 January 2022 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers