Professor George Collins has been appointed to the role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Development) at Swinburne University of Technology. Professor Collins has more than 30 years experience in research and research management, and is currently the chief executive officer of the CAST Cooperative Research Centre. He is also professor of materials science in the school of mechanical and mining engineering at the University of Queensland. Professor Collins was previously chief of research at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) where he coordinated research in environmental science, radiopharmaceutical development, materials engineering and applications of neutron scattering. As a researcher, Professor Collins has achieved international recognition in the field of plasma surface engineering. Professor Collins will take up his appointment with Swinburne on 1 August 2012.
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