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University of Sydney engineers in Top 100


22 June 2005

University of Sydney staff and graduates feature prominently in the latest ranking of Australia's Top 100 Engineers.

The top 100 lists Australia's most influential engineers and is published in this month's Engineering Australia magazine.

Greg Hancock
Greg Hancock

Prominent in the Academia and Research section is Professor Gregory Hancock, the current Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Bluescope Steel Professor of Steel Structures. In the past year Professor Hancock has introduced new flexible first year programs and has managed accreditation of the Faculty by Engineers Australia.



Also listed is Peter North, Chairman of the Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering at the University of Sydney, one of Australia's most influential engineering think tanks. Peter North also holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Sydney.



Among the prominent Sydney engineers in the top 100 is Frank Sartor, NSW Minister for Energy and Utilities, and Minister for Science and Medical Research. He graduated from Sydney in chemical engineering and spent more than 10 years as Lord Mayor of Sydney, during which time he played a key role in hosting the 2000 Olympics.



Harry Poulos
Harry Poulos

Others listed include Emeritus Professor Harry Poulos, senior principal of Coffey Geosciences who was recently invited to peer review the foundation design of the world's tallest building to be built in Dubai; Michael Dureau a chemical engineer from Sydney University who is now Chairman of RedR, Registered Engineers for Disaster Relief and an adjunct professor at the Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering, and Dr John Mulcahy, a civil engineering graduate who is now CEO of Queensland's biggest company and one of Australia's 20 largest listed companies, Suncorp Group.