Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure) - Professor Jacek Jasieniak
Professor Jacek Jasieniak is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure). His role is to support Monash’s commitment to facilitating and providing access to world-class platforms, facilities and infrastructure that researchers need to continue to produce excellent, interdisciplinary and impactful research. He works to ensure the University’s research platforms and research infrastructure are cutting edge and will meet the needs of Monash University’s research agenda.
Professor Jasieniak has been instrumental in delivering numerous major cross-disciplinary initiatives, including the Grid Innovation Hub, the Net Zero Initiative, Centre for New Energy Technologies and the Woodside Monash Energy Partnership. Critical to these activities has been his broad engagement across industry to ensure strong visibility of and alignment to Monash capability strengths. In recognition, Professor Jasieniak was part of the winning teams awarded with both the 2021 Australian Australian Financial Review Industry Engagement Award and Engagement Australian Excellence Award.
He has extensively disseminated his research outcomes and interests, through diverse outreach contributions ranging from energy poverty to smartphone batteries and blockchain, developing solar windows and creating net-zero cities through large scale solar cell deployment. These stories have reached millions of people.
Prior to his role of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure), Professor Jasieniak was the Associate Dean of Research for the Faculty of Engineering and also the Director of the cross-disciplinary Monash Energy Institute. Professor Jasieniak has also worked with the CSIRO, where he was a Group Leader of agile manufacturing before transitioning to Monash in 2015.
Professor Jasieniak completed a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) from Flinders University (2003, University Medal) and PhD from the University of Melbourne (2008, Chancellor’s Prize). He undertook postdoctoral work at the CSIRO (2008-11), and was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of California Santa Barbara (2011-12).