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Prof Ian Young

Honorary Professorial Fellow

Chief Executive of Conviro Pty Ltd

Professor Ian Young AO was appointed Vice-Chancellor and President of The Australian National University in March 2011, a position held until February 2016. Previously he was Vice-Chancellor of Swinburne University of Technology from 2003 until taking up his role at ANU. In 2014 he was elected Chair of the Group of Eight (G08) Board of Directors. He is presently the Kernot Professor of Engineering at the University of Melbourne and Chief Executive of Conviro Pty Ltd.

His research interests are in Coastal and Ocean Engineering and Physical Oceanography, as well as Higher Education policy. He has a distinguished academic career, having published extensively and received sustained competitive research funding. Consultancies include to the US Navy and the offshore oil and gas industry in Australia, Asia and North America.

Professor Young has numerous awards including the CN Barton Medal and Lorenz G Straub Medal. In 2003 he was awarded the Centenary Medal for services to Australian Society. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia and a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. In 2012 he was named an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia.

E: ian.young@conviro.com.au
T: 0408 133 185