Open Forum


Aidan Byrne, CEO, ARC, will discuss, strategic direction, future challenges and priorities for ARC.

Start Date

26th Sep 2012 10:30am

End Date

26th Sep 2012 11:45am


Lecture Theatre 2, University Centre, Sandy Bay campus

RSVP / Contact Information or x2419 by Friday 21 September

Professor Aidan Byrne was appointed to the position of CEO of the Australian Research Council (ARC) in July 2012. Prior to this appointment, he was a distinguished leader in research and research management at the Australian National University for 20 years.

Professor Byrne completed a BSc and MSc degrees at the University of Auckland before commencing a PhD degree at the ANU in 1981.  Following the completion of the degree in Department of Nuclear Physics he held positions with the University of Melbourne and spent over 2 years in Bonn, Germany as a von Humboldt fellow.  He returned to ANU in 1989 as a Research Fellow and in 1991 commenced a joint appointment between the Department of Physics, in the Faculty of Science and the Department of Nuclear Physics, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering.  He was Head of the Department of Physics from 2003 - 2007 and as Dean of Science.

His research interests involve the use of gamma-rays as probes to determine the structure of heavy nuclei and as probes in the examination of the atomic level structure of materials (especially semiconductors); he has published over 200 papers.

We hope you are able to come along to this forum.