Announcing our new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation)

15 Feb 2024

We are pleased to announce that Professor Lachlan Blackhall has been appointed the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) at The Australian National University.

Professor Blackhall is currently Entrepreneurial Fellow and Head of the ANU Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program (BSGIP) at ANU. His research and development activities focus on supporting and accelerating the global energy transition to address the existential challenges of climate change.

He has shown excellence and leadership in research for more than 15 years and has considerable expertise in innovation and entrepreneurship, having founded or co-founded several successful startups. As a postgraduate student at ANU he co-founded an entrepreneurship education program that has engaged thousands of university staff and students and catalysed the formation of numerous high-tech startups.

We look forward to the opportunities he will bring to our research endeavours when he starts in the role on Monday 26 February.