Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Society Fellow, Simon Ringer, appointed as PVC (Research Infrastructure) at the University of Sydney

Professor Simon Ringer FRSN FAASociety Fellow, Professor Simon Ringer FRSN FTSE, has just been named as the new Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure) at the University of Sydney.

Professor Ringer is currently the Director of Core Research Facilities at the University of Sydney, and a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical, and Mechatronic Engineering.

In his new role, he will have responsibility for strategy, policy, and advice relating to research infrastructure, technology, and services, including access to major national and international research facilities and leadership of the University’s core research facilities.

Professor Ringer has worked at UniSA, Monash University, UNSW, and in Sweden, Japan, and the USA. At the University of Sydney, he has held various leadership roles including as centre director of the Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, as an inaugural Multi-Disciplinary Initiative Director with AINST (now Sydney Nano), and as Director of Core Research Facilities.  He is an internationally renowned physical metallurgist, having led ground-breaking atomic-scale materials design for next-generation high-strength structural steels, semiconducting materials for nano-electronics, and new lightweight alloys that can dramatically offset our particulate and CO2 emissions. Several examples of his fundamental materials science research have been translated into industrial materials engineering practice.  

In addition to these academic and research roles, Professor Ringer currently serves as Secretary of the Fellows and Members Committee of the Royal Society of NSW.  

The Society extends its warmest congratulations to Professor Ringer on this appointment as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure) at the University of Sydney. 

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