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Paul Greenfield, 58 Acting Vice-Chancellor at the University of Queensland, Brisbane Chemical engineer Professor Paul Greenfield is the acting vicechancellor of the University of Queensland, which has about 34,700 students including 2700 engineering students. He is a director of UQ’s IMBcom and UniQuest, as well as National ICT Australia and the International Riverfoundation. His chairmanships include the Scientific Advisory Group of the Moreton Bay and Waterways Partnership; the Waste Technical Working Group, Basel Convention; and the Advisory Committee of IP Australia. In the past year Greenfield helped estab- lish Symbiosis, a $5.5 million venture fund for early stage bioprojects. He has also been involved in a major capital expansion at UQ, and identifying and implementing new funding models for capital works. His hobbies include photography, and viewing and collecting art. Gregory Hancock, 57 Dean of Engineering at the University of Sydney Professor Gregory Hancock is dean of engineering at the University of Sydney, a faculty with 3000 students, of which 600 are female, 600 international and 600 postgraduate. It also has 300 staff, including 60 tenured academics. In the past year Hancock has managed the implementation of new Flexible First Year Programs, as well as Engineers Australia’s accreditation of the faculty. He also balances his dean position with being the Bluescope Steel Professor of Steel Structures. Within this role, Hancock delivered keynote papers at the International Conference on Thin-Walled Structures in Loughborough, UK, in June 2004; the International Workshop on Cold-Formed Metal Structures in Hong Kong last December; and the International Symposium on Steel Struc- tures in Seoul, Korea, in March this year. Hancock plans to continue working on getting the four schools/departments of the faculty to collaborate more closely in areas such as materials, biotechnology and control. He also wants to improve industry links with the faculty. In his spare time, he likes to keep fit enough to compete in ocean swims each summer. Peter Gray, 59 Director of the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Brisbane, Professor of bioengineering at the University of Queensland and Professor of biotechnology at the University of NSW Professor Peter Gray is the inaugural director of the prestigious Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, located at the University of Queensland. He came to bioengineering from a background in chemical engineering. He is a graduate of Sydney University and holds a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of NSW. In the past two decades he has had a big impact on bioengineering, both from his academic postings and from his research into recombinant-DNA-derived proteins. This research led to the establishment of Actye Biotechnology. Gray was also a founder and past president of Ausbiotech, the Australian Biotechnology Association. Archie Johnston, 53 Dean of Engineering at the University of Technology Sydney Professor Archie Johnston is the dean of one of the top 100 engineering faculties in the world, ranked by the London Times in 2004. In the past year, he has worked to continually improve UTS’ Faculty of Engineering reputation as a quality provider of engineering education, locally and abroad. UTS currently has 3200 engineering students. Earlier this year Johnston became president of the Australian Council of Engineering Deans, which promotes and advances engineering education, research and scholarships on behalf of Australian universities. “In the current uncertain environments in universities, the championing of engineering is tough, particularly where the demand from students is varied and patchy,” he said. “The international collaboration between universities and industry needs further development. This will be a focus for me in the next year.” As a parent of five young children, Johnston participates in a range of community activities that include being a member of the St Phillips Anglican Church Turramurra, a soccer coach with the Kissing Point Soccer club, secretary of the 2nd Turramurra cub pack, and a member of the Turramurra Public School Parents and Teachers Committee. David Klingberg, 61 Chancellor of the University of South Australia, Adelaide Civil engineer David Klingberg is the chancellor of the University of South Australia, which has about 1800 engineering students. He is also chair of Barossa Infrastructure Limited and the Mawson Lakes Joint Venture, a board member of Workcover Corporation, and a director of Snowy Hydro. He is a former managing director of Kinhill, which he helped develop over 30 years from a small Adelaide-based civil consulting engineering business into one of the largest Australian national and international engineering consultancies. In 2003, Klingberg was appointed Mem- ber of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the community of South Australia, particularly through contributions to the tertiary education sector, and through engineering projects designed to improve infrastructure and services. Klingberg is the chairman of the Univer- sity Chancellors Conference and the St Andrews Hospital Building Committee. His goals for the future include continuing to as- ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA JUNE 2005 49 49-51 g - academ defen 49 6/2/05, 8:49 PM academia