VIRTUAL DENIM 2020 Sep 15-17


About Us

The International Society of Neutron Instrument Engineers (ISNIE) is a community of practice which brings together technical, scientific and administrative personnel involved in the design, operation or support of neutron scattering instruments and/or infrastructure.

It is a global community linked by a passion for what we do, and a belief that we all benefit from sharing our knowledge and in doing so learning together. The Society was created in 2017 as a platform for supporting collaborative activities within the community and for communicating our passion with the outside world.

The societies membership is upwards of 200 drawn from more than 21 science facilities and support organizations around the globe.

ISNIE activities

the society organises a number of events within the community;
– The annual Engineering workshop DENIM (Design and Engineering of Neutron Instruments Meeting), held over 3 days covering the full range of aspects of instrument and infrastructure design, engineering, project management and operation.

– The annual Neutron instrument engineering summer school, ISNIE Engineering Summer School held over one or two days at host facilities and offering a short crash courses on specific engineering or operational topics delivered by some of the community’s top experts.

– A standing ISNIE expert panel, composed of some of the community’s most knowledgeable members, available to requesting facilities to conduct engineering reviews.

And finally this community website, our platform for communication, our base for collaboration between members and continued knowledge sharing throughout the year.

Membership of the society is free and open to all personnel working at neutron scattering or research facilities anywhere in the world. Corporations supporting the community are very welcomed and encouraged to join ISNIE but with restricted access to some society resources.

Please take a look around and if you like what you see consider following the link Membership and signing up.


Virtual DENIM 2020

Dear ISNIE members,

In light of COVID-19, the ISNIE Board is pleased to announce the VIRTUAL Design and Engineering of Neutron Instruments Meeting (DENIM) 2020. VIRTUAL DENIM 2020 will be held very soon, from the 15-17  Sept 2020.

Like all DENIMs, your participation by either presenting or attending is key to the success of the meeting. Please consider submitting an abstract (deadline: 20 Aug 2020) and definitely plan on attending! It’s free! There is no registration fee and of course, no travel costs either.

Beyond 2020, plans for DENIM are:

J-PARC: DENIM IX Sept 2021 
Jülich: DENIM XI Sept 2023

In the meantime, please stay healthy and safe, and keep in touch. Your questions are welcome, either via your local ISNIE facility representatives or directly through the contact link on the ISNIE website


Useful links

DENIM Archives
the archives collect presentations from past meetings and are available for viewing or download along with select photos and notes provided by members.

ISNIE Engineering Summer School
Material concerning the topical ISNIE Engineering Summer Schools may be found here.

If you have a question for the community on any aspect of facility engineering, construction, operation or management, then you might consider taking a look in the community’s Frequently asked questions (FAQ) page.
Frequently asked questions

Or ask it here on the community’s forum.

Opportunities for employment at neutron scattering facilities may be found here.
Facility Job Postings


Participating organisations