New Officers Elected

In September 2022 an election of the ISNIE board was held for the officer positions for 2022-2024.

For the next 2 years the officers are:

President: Scott Olsen, ANSTO

Secretary: Sylvain Desert, CEA

Webmaster: Van Graves, ORNL

Communications: Iain Sutton, ESS

Outreach: Elbio Calzada, FRM II

A very large thanks to David Anderson and Nancy Hadad who are stepping down from their officer roles, they have been instrumental in the creation and operation of the ISNIE.

DENIM XI Completed

DENIM XI was hosted by ISIS at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxford, UK, September 13-15, 2022. This was a hybrid conference, with ~100 people attending in person and 90 attending remotely. Rutherford was also the location of the DENIM I conference, so ISIS was the first to repeat as host. The conference received accolades both from those who attended in person as well as those participating remotely, and it was very clear the organizing committee did a great job in planning the meeting. Well done!

The conference website will soon have the presentations and posters available, and they will also be archived and available on this site afterwards.

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 organizes 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 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.


Beyond 2022, plans for DENIM are:

J├╝lich: DENIM XII 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