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Our people

Meet the faculty’s leadership team and key management staff

Our team comprises world-class academics and researchers in the fields of engineering, project management and information technologies, with strong industry connections and a passion for educational excellence. 

Faculty leadership

Professor Archie Johnston

Professor Archie Johnston

Professor Archie Johnston was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies in 2009. From 2004 to 2009 Professor Johnston was cited as one of Australia's 100 most influential engineers 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.

Professor Johnston 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. He is Chair of the Education Forum of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and a member of the John Grill Centre Management Committee.

His previous roles include Dean of Engineering and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (research) at the University of Technology, Sydney. He also held the position of dean at the University of South Australia.

Professor Johnston has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Hons) and a PhD, both from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

Professor Kim Rasmussen

Professor Kim Rasmussen
Deputy Dean and Associate Dean, Research

Professor David Lowe

Professor David Lowe
Deputy Dean and Associate Dean, Education

Mr David Cox
Faculty General Manager

Associate Professor Javid Atai
Associate Dean, Research Training

Associate Professor Peter Gibbens
Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching

Professor Salah Sukkarieh
Associate Dean, Industry and Innovation

Associate Professor Ben Thornber
Associate Dean, Research Management

Associate Professor Marjorie Valix
Associate Dean, Coursework

Associate Professor Tim Wilkinson
Associate Dean, Student Life

Mr Keiran Passmore
Executive Director, Engineering Sydney

Ms Robyn Turner
Director of Academic Services

Mr Rajah Varatharajah
Associate Director of Finance

Ms Sandra Margon
Manager, International Partnerships and Engagement

Ms Jane Cusack
Executive Assistant to the Dean

Our researchers

Please find a researcher (academic profiles) or refer to the staff directory for contact information.

To find out more about our research expertise or find a researcher associated with a particular project or centre, please visit our research section

Faculty of Engineering and IT