Dr Gary Annat is the the Innovation Manager of the Chemicals and Plastics Manufacturing Innovation Network at Monash University. Gary studied Science at Monash University, completing his PhD in chemistry studying ionic liquids and publishing 13 papers in scientific journals. Gary has been employed as the Research Support Manager of the MacFarlane research group in the Chemistry department at Monash University. This role has involved the management of several projects, including budget tracking, meeting milestones, resource management and reporting to funding bodies. Gary has also played various roles of responsibility in the School of Chemistry, particularly for the new Green Chemical Futures building. Gary is a member of the Australian Research Management Society and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.