Professor Mark Biggs

Job title
Vice-Principal and Provost
FIChemE, CEng

Honours and awards

  • 2007-2008: Royal Academy of Engineering/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship

Membership of professional bodies

  • Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineering (FIChemE)
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • Former Fellow of Engineers Australia (FIEAust)
  • Founding Chair of the Australian Carbon Society and Carbon Division of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)
  • 1998-present: Member of the  EPSRC's Peer Review College
  • 2011-2014: Board Member of the Chemical College of Engineers Australia
  • 2011-2012: Board Member of the Centre for Engineering Leadership and Management (South Australia) of Engineers Australia (now known as the College of Leadership and Management)
  • 2010-2013: Member of the Australian Research Council's College of Experts

External appointments

  • 2014-2020: Visiting Professor at the University of Adelaide
  • Former Member of the Editorial Boards of Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group) and Chemical Engineering Science (Elsevier)
  • Guest editor for a range of other international journals, including twice for Powder Technology (Elsevier)


  • 1996: PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Adelaide
  • 1987: Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Honours), University of New South Wales

Career history

  • 1994-1996: Academic, Middlesex University
  • 1996-2000: Academic, Surrey University
  • 2000-2007: Visiting lectureship, University of Stuttgart
  • 2001-2008: Academic, University of Edinburgh
  • 2008-2014: Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Adelaide
  • 2010-2013: Head of the School of Chemical Engineering, University of Adelaide
  • 2014-2018: Dean of Science, Loughborough University
  • 2018-2020: Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University

Areas of research

  • Interfacial science and engineering
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Experimental work, including in the areas of carbon materials for energy applications (secondary batteries and solar cells) and granular materials
  • Has supervised PhD students and postdoctoral fellows
  • Collaborates with researchers around the world

Interests and Hobbies

  • History
  • Travel

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