New Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) for UNSW Sydney

03 Nov 2021
New Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) for UNSW Sydney

Following an extensive national and international search, Scientia Professor Sven Rogge has been appointed as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research).
Sven brings a wealth of experience to furthering the strategic priorities and objectives of research at UNSW Sydney. He is internationally recognised in the field of condensed matter physics and quantum information science, holding a PhD in Physics from Stanford University and honoured as a Fellow of the American Physical Society. With an impressive publication record, Sven has secured external grant funding on an ongoing basis, spanning the full funding pipeline from blue sky basic research through to translational application.
Since moving to UNSW in 2011 from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, Sven has developed a strong track record as a leader in both academic research and administration, as a former Head of School of Physics at UNSW, a Program Manager within the ARC Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, the current President of the Australian Institute of Physics, and most recently, the interim PVCR since March 2021.

Sven stepped into the interim PVCR position at a particularly important time for the Division of Research & Enterprise as it consolidated its new structure post workplace change. UNSW is grateful for his contributions over the last year in taking leadership of the reconfigured PVCR portfolio, which includes Research Grants & Contracts, Research Ethics & Compliance, and the Research Strategy Office.
Sven has also driven the Centres and Institutes review and continued the work of UNSW’s flagship Scientia Academic program in attracting exceptional early to mid-career researchers. Sven’s recent advocacy for changes to the ARC pre-prints rule is an extension of his focus on supporting early to mid-career researchers and demonstrates his leadership within the broader research community.
Professor Rogge’s appointment commenced on 1 November 2021.