You’ve got to be called Ian if you want to run ANU

johnboy 1 October 2010

The ANU brings word that Swinburne University of Technology’s Vice Chancellor is taking the reins at ANU when they drop the pilot next year and Ian Chubb heads off into a well earned retirement.

Professor Young is one of the most cited civil engineers in Australia, and the only serving Australian Vice-Chancellor to hold current Australian Research Council grants. He has published three books and more than 100 journal papers in the fields of coastal and ocean engineering, with research covering areas such as environmental design parameters, the physics of wind generated waves, satellite remote sensing of the oceans and global climate.

Professor Young also has strong industry links, acting as a consultant to the coastal and offshore industries in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States, as well as to government bodies like NASA and the US Office of Naval Research. He has a strong track record of generating industry and business support for projects and programs at Swinburne University.

Professor Young has been elected as a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and a Member of the American Geophysical Union, and was awarded the Centenary Medal for Services to Australian Society.

He’s got a tough act to follow.

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