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Top 100 : 2011
Gerard Sutton, 68 Vice-Chancellor, University of Wollongong Electrical engineer, University of NSW Professor Gerard Sutton has been the vice-chancellor of the University of Wollongong since 1995. He was a naval research scientist before moving into senior administra- tive roles. The university recently opened its SMART Infrastructure Facility, a $61.8 million four-storey research and teaching building which supports 200 PhD students. In addition to its campus in Wollongong, the university maintains a campus in Dubai, and has fostered a partner- ship with Inti Education Group which affords it access to several universities in Malaysia. The university currently hosts 26,000 students. Sutton is a member of the federal government s Steel In- dustry Innovation Council. He is a past chair of Universities Australia and its predecessor organisation, the Australian Vice-Chancellors Committee. He was appointed Officer in the Order of Australia in 2008. He is also the recipient of an Australian Centenary Medal for contributions to education. In December 2010 he was named the Illawarra Mercury Person of the Year. Sutton will retire as vice-chancellor at the end of 2011, but will continue to serve the university sector in non- executive roles. 56 ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA | JUNE 2011 COVER STORY -- TOP 100 Adrian Paterson, 55 Chief Executive, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Sydney Materials engineer, University of Cape Town, South Africa In his two years as chief executive of ANSTO, Dr Adrian Paterson has set about restructuring the organisation. Under Paterson s guid- ance, ANSTO has increased its number of employees by about 10% in support of major capital programs and expanded research and innovation capacity. He has led the organisation as it assisted the government and public to understand the implications of the nuclear events at the Daiichi facility in Fukushima and supplied portable radiation monitoring equipment to Australians working to assist in Japan. Collaboration is a key focus for Paterson and ANSTO is cur- rently working in partnership with the University of Sydney and the National Imaging Facility to build new cyclotron and imaging facilities at ANSTO Camperdown and the University of Sydney s Brain and Mind Research Institute. Recently the organisation made its first exports of Mo-99, the world s most commonly used material in nuclear medicine, to the United States. Paterson is a committee member of the Engineers Australia National Committee for Fuels and Energy. He holds a bachelor of science in chemistry and a PhD in engineering. Academia/Research