Biggs appointed senior deputy vice-chancellor of UWA

Article by Helen Tunnicliffe

SIMON BIGGS, currently the executive dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology at the University of Queensland, Australia, and an IChemE Fellow, has been appointed the next senior deputy vice-chancellor of the University of Western Australia (UWA).

Biggs, who is also an elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, will take up his new role in March 2018. He is an internationally recognised expert in colloid and particle technology. He was the Royal Academy of Engineering/BNFL chair in particle science and engineering at the University of Leeds, UK, from 2002–2014 and spent eight years prior to that at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

UWA vice-chancellor Dawn Freshwater said that she is delighted that an academic of such high calibre is joining the university.

Biggs said: “It is a privilege to be selected to join one of the world’s top 100 universities and have the opportunity to live and work in a wonderful city such as Perth. I am looking forward to joining the university in a few months’ time and helping further improve the reputation and standing of this fine institution.”

Article by Helen Tunnicliffe

Senior reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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