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UNSW appoints new Dean of Engineering

UNSW Australia announces the appointment of Professor Mark Hoffman as
the new Dean of Engineering.

Functioning as the University’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) since
2012, Professor Hoffman was previously Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty
of Science and Head of the School of Materials Science and Engineering. UNSW is
ranked 17th in the world in materials science (QS Subject Rankings 2013-14).

Professor Hoffman will take over the new position in February 2015 from
Professor Graham Davies who is moving back to the UK after seven years as Dean.

Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Iain Martin explained that the new Dean
was selected through an international recruitment process, which was initiated
early this year when Graham Davies informed them of his intention to step down.

As PVC (Research), working with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research),
Professor Hoffman has been responsible for UNSW’s international research
strategy and for providing strategic leadership in improving the University’s
overall research performance.

According to Professor Martin, UNSW Engineering is Australia’s leading
engineering faculty, and under Graham’s leadership, has developed a strong
international reputation. He is confident about Mark’s ability to build on
these achievements and lead the faculty into the future.

UNSW’s engineering faculty is ranked in the world’s top 30 (QS World
University Rankings 2014-15).

Professor Hoffman first joined UNSW as a lecturer in 1997 following
appointments at UC Berkeley in the US, the Technical University Darmstadt in
Germany, and in Japan. A reputed international researcher, he has also received
a number of teaching awards. 

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