Dean's Advisory Council (DAC)

The Dean’s Advisory Council has been established to support the Monash Engineering faculty to achieve our ambitious goals and strategic plan. The Advisory Council will share their perspective and understanding of how we can meet the needs of society through our academic endeavours.

Our council members encompass strong backgrounds from academia and industry and are highly accomplished individuals who share in our commitment to advance Monash Engineering to its greatest potential. Lending independent strategic guidance and experience, the council members will strengthen our ability to support research, education and innovation in engineering.

Angus Melbourne

Angus Melbourne – DAC Chair

Chief Commercial and Technology Officer, Orica

Angus Melbourne is currently the Chief Commercial and Technology Officer for Orica with responsibility for Strategic Marketing and Technology function, and Orica’s China business. Previously he held the position of Group Executive and President, Australia Pacific and Indonesia at Orica. Angus holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics.

Alec Broers

Lord Alec Broers FREng HonFMedSci FRS

Cross-bench Member of the House of Lords

Lord Broers was appointed a Cross-bench Member of the House of Lords in 2004. He was Master of Churchill College from 1990-1996 and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge from 1996-2003. Alec is an engineer who has specialised in the design and use of electron microscopes, and in the fabrication of microelectronic chips. He studied at Melbourne and Cambridge Universities and was a researcher at IBM’s R & D laboratories in New York for nineteen years where he fabricated the first man made devices with nanometre dimensions.

Lucia Cade

Lucia Cade

Chair, South Eastern Water

Lucia is a non-executive director and advisor with a broad portfolio that spans utilities, technology and innovation, industry led research & development and infrastructure investment. She is committed to sustainability and is a Global Advisor to the United Nations Global Compact - Cities Programme. Lucia holds Bachelor and Masters Engineering qualifications as well as a Bachelor of Economics from Monash. She has also obtained a Master of Business Administration from the Melbourne Business School.

Chris Davies

Professor Chris Davies

Interim Dean, Monash Faculty of Engineering

Professor Chris Davies is Interim Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Monash University. He has over 25 years’ experience as an academic at Monash University. He has been a Head of Department since 2012 and Deputy Dean, External Engagement in the Faculty of Engineering since 2020.  Professor Davies has significant experience in academic governance, having served as the President of Monash University’s Academic Board from 2016 to 2019, demonstrating a commitment to shared governance and ensuring and encouraging debate across the broadest cross-section of colleagues within the university.

Chee-Yoon Yue

Professor Mel Dodd

Head of Architecture at the Faculty of Monash Art, Design and Architecture

Professor Mel Dodd is an architect and academic. Educated at University of Cambridge and with a PhD By Practice from RMIT University (2011), she has lead architecture at a range of institutions since 1995 including the CASS, in London, RMIT University in Melbourne, and most recently Spatial Practices at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London - where in her role as Associate Dean she explored innovative partnerships between the university, external agencies and communities.

Andrew Dyer

Professor Andrew Dyer

Chairman & Non-Executive Director

Andrew is a Professorial Fellow at Monash University, where he serves on a number of advisory boards, including Chair of the Monash Energy Institute Advisory Council, Chair of the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute Advisory Board and is a member of the Monash Industry Council of Advisors (MICA). Andrew is the Australian Energy Infrastructure Commissioner for the Federal Government. He has also chaired and served on a number of boards in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering with first class honours from Monash University and an MBA from Georgetown University.

David Hawkins

David Hawkins

Chairman and Managing Director BASF Australia & New Zealand

David has been Chairman and Managing Director of BASF Australia and New Zealand since July 2016. He is a graduate of Monash University with Bachelor degrees in Chemical Engineering and Science (Applied Mathematics). He holds a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University and is a graduate member of the Australia Institute of Company Directors.

Ramesh Mashelkar

Dr Ramesh Mashelkar

Dr Mashelkar is director on boards of India’s leading companies, from Tatas to Reliance. 38 global universities have bestowed honorary doctorates upon him. As its leader, Mashelkar transformed CSIR, the world’s largest chain of laboratories - heralded as one of the top ten achievements of Indian Science & Technology in the 20th century. Mashelkar received the J.R.D. Tata Corporate Leadership Award in 1998 and was elected Fellow of Royal Society in 1998.

Emily Qiao

Emily Qiao

Chief Operating Officer at Robogals Global

Emily is currently pursuing a double degree in Electrical Engineering and Commerce (Finance). Her passion for advocating for diversity and bringing about societal change is currently reflected through her time as the Chief Operating Officer at Robogals, where she leads the marketing, technology, and people & governance portfolios. Previously, Emily was the National Finance Officer for UN Youth Australia and the 2019 Young Citizen of the Year for Glen Eira City Council. Emily is currently the Chief Executive Officer for Monash Carbon Capture and Conversion.

Anuja Rao

Anuja Rao

Managing Director of Select 3D

Anuja is Managing Director of Select 3D, an innovative ICT and Additive Manufacturing company and is committed to the advancement of the Australian economy. Previously, Anuja has held senior positions at Nokia, Siemens, Australian Defence and UXC Consulting. Anuja holds Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Computer Systems) qualifications from Monash University. She has also obtained an Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of New South Wales and holds a Diploma in Project Management. She is a graduate member of Australian Institute of Company Directors and Fellow of Engineers Australia.

José L. Torero

Professor José L. Torero

Head of Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering at University College London (UCL)

Professor José L. Torero is Professor Civil Engineering and Head of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering at University College London. He works in the fields of fire safety, combustion, environmental remediation and sanitation where he specializes in complex environments such as developing nations, complex urban environments, novel architectures, critical infrastructure, aircraft and spacecraft. He holds a BSc for the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (1989), and an MSc (1991) and PhD (1992) from the University of California, Berkeley. He received a Doctor Honoris Causa by Ghent University (Belgium) in 2016.

Megan Wheatley

Megan Wheatley

Partner, Wheatley Young Partners

Megan received a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Monash in 1998, and since then she has worked in the energy sector both in Australia and the UK with a strong focus on sustainable energy. Megan is a founder of Wheatley Young Partners which works with organisations to develop strategies to meet current and future challenges. Prior to this her roles have included Head of Communications and External Affairs at Senvion Australia, Director of the Clean Energy Council, and Head of Policy for the UK Business Council for Sustainable Energy in London.

Mary-Anne Williams

Professor Mary-Anne Williams

Michael J Crouch Chair in Innovation at UNSW

Professor Mary-Anne Williams is the Michael J Crouch Chair in Innovation at UNSW, where she collaborates to grow entrepreneurship and accelerate innovation in Australia. Mary-Anne is a Fellow at Stanford University, the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (ASTE).  She is Chair of the Digital Futures Forum at ATSE, Deputy Director for Business Innovation in the UNSW AI Institute. Her industry and government partners include South Western Sydney Local Health District, IBM, Google, Linkedin, Willow Garage (now Savioke), Amazon, CBA, Denmark's National Bank, EY, Samsung, Sony, Softbank and the United Nations.

Chee-Yoon Yue

Professor Chee-Yoon Yue

Director, NUS Enterprise at National University of Singapore (NUS)

Chee-Yoon Yue joined the National University of Singapore (NUS) as Director, NUS Enterprise on 1 st October 2021. Prior to this, he was Professor in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in various appointments. For his contributions, he was awarded the Singapore Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2002 by the President of the Republic of Singapore. He obtained his Bachelor’s and PhD degrees in materials science and engineering at Monash University, Australia in 1979 and 1983 respectively. He is Fellow of the Academy of Engineering Singapore and Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Singapore.