Professor Vicki Chen

  • Executive Dean
  • The University of Queensland

Vicki Chen holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a PhD from the University of Minnesota. She was formerly Head of the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, where she led the School’s performance in research, teaching, infrastructure development, and academic recruitment. With a multitude of national research grants, Professor Chen is a highly successful researcher with over 11,000 citations and 190 publications to her name. She also has held senior positions as the Director of UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology and other significant roles in leading major multi-institutional, collaborative projects with Australian and international industrial partners such as Australian Low Emission Coal R&D, Bluescope Steel and BASF. Professor Chen’s collaborations have achieved high-profile outcomes, including new antifouling coatings, novel processes for water purification and brine treatment, CO2 capture technologies, and high-performance nano-composite materials. Professor Chen is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE)

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