Professor Archie Johnston
As Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, Professor Archie Johnston's career has followed a natural progression from active researcher to academic leader, setting the agenda for engineering and technical education and policy at Australia's leading engineering faculty.
Building on a distinguished career as a civil engineer specialising in environmental fluid mechanics and water quality, Professor Johnston now guides the educational development of world-class graduates with both technical and interpersonal skills that are required by industry and prepares them for national and global leadership roles. From 2004 to 2009 he was cited as one of the most Influential 100 Engineers in Australia and in 2007, was honoured as the Sir John Holland Civil Engineer of the Year and Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year of the Business and Higher Education Roundtable.
Archie is a Fellow of Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), Engineers Australia, the Institution of Civil Engineers (London) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. As well as being Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, he is also Chair of Health Sciences Divisional Board at the University of Sydney.
In addition to being Chair of the Education Forum of ATSE, Archie is an Advisor to the Reliance Group of India, Advisory Professor to Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Advisor to the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India, and, is past National Chair of the Centre for Leadership and Management (Engineers Australia).
He is currently a director of the Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering, Smart Services CRC and CRC for Advanced Composite Structures as well as an independent expert for the Cooperative Research Centres Selection Round (2011).
A former President of the Australian Council of Engineering, Archie has been Dean of Engineering at the University of Technology, Sydney and is an Emeritus Professor at that institution.
He has been Peer Reviewer for the 2010 Excellence in Research for Australia, a member of the Judging Panel of 2010, 2011 and 2012 Prime Minister's Science Prizes and Chair of the Judging Panel for the 2009 Australian Construction Achievement Awards.