About Us

The forthcoming workshop on the “Applications of Novel Scintillators for Research and Industry” (ANSRI 2016) will take place at the O'Brien Centre for Science at University College Dublin, Ireland from the 11th to the 13th of May, 2016. This workshop will follow on, as the second in a series of workshops aimed at bringing together scientists and engineers from different areas of research in physics and industry, to consider the next generation of scintillators for a large range of applications. Click here to check the proceedings of the ANSRI 2015 conference.

Conference photo ANSRI 2016

Goals of the conference

The primary goal of this workshop is to address the shortfalls of current scintillator detectors and to explore possible solutions to these problems. The latest developments in inorganic, organic, plastic, ceramic and glass scintillator technologies will be discussed. The workshop will host a mixture of invited and contributed talks as well as a poster session. Another goal of this workshop is to bring together experts from diverse backgrounds in order to identify the limits of the current generation of scintillators in the relevant application areas, and present promising new materials and possible pathways for future developments. We hope the exchange of knowledge between research and industry experts will lead to the formation of new networks in this rapidly changing field. We anticipate that in the long term, this workshop may develop into a periodic meeting of researchers in the field with industry. The list of topics anticipated for this workshop is as follows:

  • Novel Scintillators
  • Applications of Scintillators
    • Medical Imaging
    • Defence/Security
    • Astrophysics
    • Nuclear/Particle Physics
    • Other applications
  • Characterisation
  • Growth and Production
  • Detectors and Photosensors

Key dates

Abstract deadline

April 11th, 2016

Early bird deadline

April 22nd, 2016

Online registration deadline

May 6th, 2016


The standard registration fee is €200. There is a reduced fee of €100 for MSc and PhD students. Registration after the 22nd of April incurs an extra €50 on top of the full and discounted registration fees.

Abstracts of a maximum of 250 words should be submitted online by the 11th of April, 2016. Authors can submit additional abstracts and/or amend their submission on the workshop website up until the abstract deadline. To log in, you will need your username and password. A maximum of two abstracts per participant is permitted. If you plan to submit an abstract for the poster session, please note that the poster layout should be A0 portrait. If you are unable to submit your abstract online, please email the local organising committee at ansri2016@spacescience.ie.

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Log in to pay your registration fee, submit a new abstract (maximum of 2) or amend a submitted abstract.

Scientific programme

Click here to see the preliminary scientific programme.

Click on the bottom below to see the current list of participants. Due to a temporary issue with our server the list might not be complete. Please email us at ansri2016@spacescience.ie if your name does not appear on it. If you just registered, it might take a few days for your name to be added to this list.

Access to talks List of participants

Invited speakers

Stefania Baccaro (ENEA)
Franco Camera (INFN-Milano)
Christophe Dujardin (Lyon)
Mark McConnell (UNH)
Patrick Regan (Surrey)
Dennis Schaart (Delft)
Paul Schotanus (Scionix)


The Workshop will be held in the O'Brien Centre for Science, located on the campus of University College Dublin (UCD). The campus is located 4km south of Dublin city centre in the leafy suburb of Belfield, adjacent to the N11 (Stillorgan Road), only a 20 minute bus journey from the heart of Ireland's capital city.

The O'Brien Centre for Science can be located on the following UCD campus map (building 67).


The nearest airport is Dublin's International Airport on the north side of the city, ~10 km from the city centre and ~14 km from UCD. There are several ways to reach the city centre and venue from the airport.

  • Aircoach: A bus service frequently operates (typically every 15 minutes, see timetable for exact details) from both terminals at Dublin Airport to Leopardstown/Sandyford/Stillorgan (700) which passes UCD. The cost of a single ticket is €10. In heavy traffic (during peak travel times), you might expect a journey time of 45 minutes from the city centre to the airport. The bus leaves from outside the arrivals hall of both terminals.
  • Airlink (747): The 747 Airlink bus is the quickest and least expensive way to get to the city centre from Dublin Airport. The bus is available from outside the arrivals hall at Dublin Airport and costs €6 one way or €10 return. Travel time takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes to the city centre depending on the traffic.
  • Taxi/Tacsaí: A taxi from the airport to the city centre typically costs €40 to UCD, or around €25-30 to the city centre.
  • Car: Rental cars are available from Dublin Airport; Arrivals Hall, Terminal 1: Hertz, Budget, Avis, Europcar, Dooley, Thrifty, Sixt, Enterprise. Multi-storey Car Park, Terminal 2: Hertz, Budget, Avis, Europcar, Dooley.
  • LUAS: The Green Line runs from St. Stephen's Green at the lower end of Grafton Street to Milltown, where one alights for UCD. From here, it is a 30 minute walk (2.3 km) to the O'Brien Science Centre on campus.

Click in the following links for detail information on how to get to UCD from within Ireland and by sea.


Reservations must be made directly through the hotels.
Hotels nearby include:

Other hotels that are located within a short bus journey of UCD are available in the Ballsbridge and Donnybrook areas south of the city centre, which are located along the banks of the Grand Canal, close to amenities and restaurants.

Local Organising Committee

Antonio Martin-Carrillo (Co-Chair)
Isaac Tobin (Co-Chair)
Oliver Roberts (Coordinator)
Daithi de Faoite
Bairbre Fox
Lorraine Hanlon
Sheila McBreen
Dave Murphy
Ken Stanton
Alexey Uliyanov

Contact us: ansri2016@spacescience.ie

Science Organising Committee

Oliver Roberts (UCD) - Chair
Jarek Glodo (RMD)
Lorraine Hanlon (UCD)
David Jenkins (York)
Sheila McBreen (UCD)
Marek Moszynski (NCBJ)
Francesco Quarati (Delft)
Anant Setlur (GE)
Ken Stanton (UCD)
Brent Wagner (Georgia Tech.)