Professor Aidan Byrne

Australian Research Council CEO

Professor Byrne was previously the Dean of Science and the Director of the ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. He has a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise, particularly in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering.

The Australian Research Council (ARC) is a statutory agency within the Australian Government’s Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education portfolio. The ARC advises the Government on research matters, manages the National Competitive Grants Program, a significant component of Australia’s investment in research and development, and has responsibility for the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative.