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New president for the Australian

Swinburne University of Technology’s Professor Russell Crawford has been appointed President of the Australian Council of Deans of Science (ACDS). Crawford is Dean of the Faculty of Life and Social Sciences at Swinburne, a position he has held since 2004. His research is in the area of surface and colloid science, with his early work focussing on the surface chemistry of mineral flotation and the removal of heavy metals from aqueous environments. His more recent research has investigated the ways in which biological organisms interact with solid substrate surfaces, particularly those used in the construction of medical implants. The ACDS promotes the development of science through study and research in universities throughout Australia.

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