Tony Irwin is a Chartered Engineer with extensive experience in the nuclear fuel cycle, power reactors, research reactors and nuclear regulation. He is Technical Director of SMR Nuclear Technology Pty Ltd and Chair of Engineers Australia Sydney Division Nuclear Engineering Panel.
Tony graduated in electrical engineering and worked for British Energy (formerly the Central Electricity Generating Board) in the UK for more than thirty years commissioning and operating 8 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. He was subsequently appointed as Reactor Manager for the commissioning and operation of ANSTO’s new OPAL research reactor. Tony is now a Consultant.
Tony is the principal lecturer for the ANU Master of Nuclear Science Course Reactor and Fuel Cycle modules.