New Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) for UNSW Sydney

Following an extensive national and international search, Scientia Professor Sven Rogge has been appointed as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at UNSW Sydney.

Prof. Rogge is internationally recognised in the field of condensed matter physics and quantum information science. He holds a PhD in Physics from Stanford University and is honoured as a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He’s also the current President of the Australian Institute of Physics.

With an impressive publication record, Prof. Rogge has secured external grant funding on an ongoing basis, spanning the full funding pipeline from blue-sky to translational research.

Since moving to UNSW in 2011 from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, Prof. Rogge has developed a strong track record in academic research, leadership and administration – as Head of the School of Physics at UNSW, a Program Manager within the ARC Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology and, since March 2021, as interim UNSW PVCR.

Prof. Rogge stepped into the interim PVC-R position at a particularly important time for the Division of Research & Enterprise, as it consolidated its new structure post workplace change. UNSW is grateful for his leadership of and contributions to the reconfigured PVC-R portfolio, which includes Research Grants & Contracts, Research Ethics & Compliance and the Research Strategy Office.

He has also driven the Centres and Institutes review and has been instrumental in the continued success of UNSW’s flagship Scientia Academic program in attracting exceptional early to mid-career researchers. Prof. Rogge’s recent advocacy for changes to the ARC pre-prints rule is an extension of his support for early to mid-career researchers and demonstrates his leadership within the broader research community.

Professor Rogge’s appointment commenced on 1 November 2021.

This article appeared initially in Inside UNSW/Campus Life (Issue 21, Nov 2021) and on the UNSW news site. It has been republished here (with minor editorial modifications) courtesy of UNSW Media. View the original article.

Lead image: Scientia Professor Sven Rogge. Credit UNSW Sydney