Biography

Prof. Keith Nugent 
Director

Keith is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) at the Australian National University where he is responsible for the development and implementation of strategies, policies and systems to achieve the University's strategic goals in research and innovation.

Previously Keith was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at La Trobe University, where he was responsible for improving research performance, implementing commercialisation strategies and building relationships with industry partners. Prior to this he held positions as Laureate Professor of Physics at the University of Melbourne and at the Australian Synchrotron and is a world-renowned researcher, known for his work on x-ray physics.

He has enjoyed a rapid and distinguished rise in his career, becoming Chair at University of Melbourne at just 34 years of age, elected to the Academy of Science at 41 years of age and twice being honoured as an ARC Federation Fellow.

 

Keith has achieved numerous awards and accolades for his research including the Victoria Prize for Excellence in Science, Technology and Innovation, the Boas Medal of the Australian Institute of Physics, a Centenary Medal and two R&D100 Awards for Innovation.