Dr Edward Simpson

MPhys (Fist Class Honours, Surrey), PhD (Surrey)
ANU College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Nuclear Physics 510601

Research interests

  • Nuclear fusion
  • Nuclear structure
  • Radiation effects in space
  • Proton and hadron beam cancer therapy
  • Astrophysics


Ed Simpson is a physicist at the Australian National University researching nuclear reactions and their applications.  He completed his PhD in nuclear theory at the University of Surrey in 2009, and has since held research positions at the University of Surrey, the University of York, and the Australian National University. 

He has won two ARC Discovery Project Grants (total awarded $1,153,500) and computer time from the National Computational Infrastructure (176,000 CPU hours).  He was winner of the inaugural UK Institute of Physics Nuclear Physics Group Prize (2010), recipient of a Young Tall Poppies Award from the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (2018), received an award from the Director of the Research School of Physics for Contributions to the Promotion of the Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility (2018), and was nominated for a College of Science Award for Excellence in Supervision (2019).


Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

Return to top

Updated:  30 November 2023 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers