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sist the University of South Australia grow and prosper. Outside work he plans a “leisurely trip around Australia and at least one overseas trip per year”, and is renovating an Adelaide City townhouse. Peter Lee, 50 Executive Dean, Engineering, Science and Computing, Curtin University of Technology, Perth At Curtin, Professor Peter Lee has introduced substantial curriculum reform and improved the university’s research performance. Curtin has about 3000 engineering students. Before joining Curtin, Lee was the principal of the Rockingham campus and foundation professor of engineering at Murdoch University. As dean of engineering at Murdoch he established new engineering programs in instrumentation and control engineering, engineering chemistry, renewable energy engineering and software engineering. Lee holds a chemical engineering degree from RMIT and a PhD from Monash University. He enjoys golf in his spare time. Peter North, 71 Chairman of the Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering, Sydney, Director of bionic ear developer Cochlear, Chairman of Cochlear’s Technology and Innovation Committee, and Chairman of Streeton Consulting. Peter North was one of the founders of the Warren Centre at Sydney University – one of Australia’s most influential engineering think tanks. The Warren Cen- tre now has assets of about $4 million and an annual cash turnover of about $0.5 million, plus “in-kind” turnover usually several times that amount. North was a member of the Ford Canada/ US team that developed the 1963 North American Automotive Free Trade Agreement (still operating successfully); a leader in developing the 1966 XR Falcon and the original Australian Fairmont and Fairlane (still basic to Ford Australia’s product line); and a leader of the venture which developed wine company Mildara Blass Ltd (1978 onwards). He holds a bachelor of engineering degree (mechanical engineering) from the University of Sydney (1958), and a master in business administration from Harvard University (1960). Activities in his spare time include sailing, snow skiing, fly fishing, and supporting the introduction of the International Cadet dinghy class to NSW. Tamarapu Sridhar, 55 Dean of Engineering and Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor at Monash University, Melbourne As well as being dean of one of the largest engineering faculties in Australia with about 4000 students, Professor Tam Sridhar is chair of the Institution of Chemical Engineers in Australia, and vice-president of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK). His overseas honours include the appointment as the Shell senior distinguished professor of chemical engineering at Cambridge University and receiving the G P Kane Award by the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers. He is one of three distinguished professors at Monash and the only one in engineering or science and is one of the very few engineers elected to both the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Engineering. The London Times recently ranked Monash as Australia’s top engineering school. He holds a BTech from Madras University and an ME from the Indian Institute of Science. He was awarded a PhD from Monash. In his spare time he enjoys golf and reading. Brendon Parker, 61 Dean of Engineering at the University of NSW, Sydney, and Chair of the GO8 Engineering Deans. Professor Brendon Parker is dean of the largest engineering faculty in Australia, with some 7400 students. He is responsible for the planning of engineering science and health programs at UNSW Asia which will take its first students in January 2007. Parker has been at the University of NSW since January 2002, after six years as dean of engineering at the University of Wollongong. One of his main achievements there was the implementation of a more problem-solving-based curriculum at Wollongong. He is trying to achieve the same at the University of NSW. He is encouraging research in the newer areas of renewable energy and biomedical engineering. Parker said he enjoys leading change in en- gineering education, and is most satisfied when he sees success in his former students. In his spare time he enjoys sailing and bushwalking. Mark Wainwright, 61 Vice-Chancellor, University of NSW, Sydney Professor Mark Wainwright is now the vice-chancellor of the University after having already acted in that role for some time. He sees as one of the main challenges for his and other universities “the failure of government to provide adequate funding”. In his role as dean of the Faculty of Engi- neering between 1991 and 2001 he introduced a number of innovative programs and undertook a major restructuring of the engineering schools. Wainwright holds an honours degree in 50 ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA JUNE 2005 49-51 g - academ defen 50 6/2/05, 8:50 PM academia