Bio - Professor Ian Young AO

Professor Ian Young AO is Kernot Professor of Engineering at the University of Melbourne, Chief Executive with Conviro Pty Ltd and President, Cloud Campus Pty Ltd. He was previously Vice-Chancellor at the ANU from 2011 to 2016 and Vice-Chancellor of Swinburne University of Technology from 2003 to 2011. He was Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Adelaide from 1999 to 2003. For part of this time he simultaneously held the position of Pro Vice-Chancellor (International).

Following a PhD at James Cook University of North Queensland, Professor Young began his academic career at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg Germany, ultimately becoming Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of New South Wales. Professor Young's research interests are in Coastal and Ocean Engineering and Physical Oceanography. He has won numerous awards including: the C N Barton Medal and Lorenz G Straub Medal. In 2003 he was awarded the Centenary Medal for services to Australian Society. In 2012 he was named an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to tertiary education. Prof Young ‘s current board membership includes Chair, VerNet Pty Ltd and Director PAL Digital Pty Ltd.