Institute of Nuclear Science and TechnologyPhone: 880-2-7789250, Fax: 880-2-8613051
Institute of Nuclear Science & Technology (INST) is the largest institute of Atomic Energy Research Establishment (AERE), vis-à-vis Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC). It started functioning in 1981 to promote research and development works in different fields of nuclear science & technology especially towards development of infrastructure for future nuclear power program of the country. The primary objective of the R&D Programs of the Institute of Nuclear Science & Technology (INST) is to conduct goal-oriented research in the important areas of nuclear science and technology such as nuclear reactor engineering, reactor and neutron physics, reactor control instrumentation, radioisotope production, health physics, nuclear chemistry, radiation chemistry, water chemistry, radioactive waste management and so on. In the process for achieving, developing and expanding the scope of application of Nuclear Science & Technology for the socio-economic development of Bangladesh, emphasis has been given towards development of infrastructure for future nuclear power program of the country. The overall core manpower of the Institute has thus been trained accordingly to satisfy its development objectives in different research areas . At present about 70 sceintists and 90 supporting personnel are working in different disciplines in this institute. Under the jurisdiction of this institute seven divisions are functioning as presented in the organogram below.
- RNPD - Reactor and Neutron Physics Division
- RPED - Reactor Physics and Engineering Division
- RECD - Reactor Engineering and Control Division
- RIPD - Radioisotope Production Division)
- NRCD - Nuclear and Radiation Chemistry Division
- IHD - Isotope Hydrology Division
- HPRWMU - Health Physics and Radioactive Waste Management Unit
Aims and Objectives
- Development of an overall capability in the field of nuclear reactor science & technology.
- Application of nuclear science and technology for socio-economic development.
- Production of radioisotopes used in nuclear medicine, industry, hydrology etc.
- Enhancing capability of advanced nuclear data processing and advanced nuclear engineering calculations by using sophisticated computer codes.
- Enhancing capability in the areas of health physics and nuclear and nuclear waste management for Radiation Control.
- Establishment and maintenance of Secondary Standards Dosimetry Laboratory (SSDL) for calibration of monitoring equipment.
- Enhancing capability in the areas of nuclear chemistry and nuclear materials.
- Enhancing capability in the area of nuclear engineering calculations and experiments such as heat transfer and fluid flow.
- Enhancing capability in the area of nuclear reactor control instrumentation.
- Enhancing capability of best utilization of nuclear research reactor(s), neutron generator(s), etc.
- Utilization of nuclear radiation techniques such as neutron scattering, neutron radiography and radiation processing (UV, IR, EB, Gamma etc.).