Chief Scientist & Engineer

Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte

About the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer

The NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer consults widely with academia, industry and government to ensure scientific knowledge and research can be adapted and used to benefit NSW.

The appointment of world-renowned robotics expert Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte (right) as the new NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer was announced on Monday 28 May 2018, by Premier Gladys Berejiklian. Professor Durrant-Whyte, who was previously Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Ministry of Defence, commenced on 3 September 2018.

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Highlighted Events

POSTPONED: 8 April Breakfast Seminar - The Science of Bushfire Risk

Due to COVID-19 this event is now scheduled for 19 August. More information can be found here.

The 2020 NSW Science & Research Breakfast Calendar can be found here.

Successful Physical Sciences Fund Grand Recipients Announced

The NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, the Honourable Rob Stokes MP, has congratulated the applicants who have been successful in receiving funding in the inaugural Physical Sciences Fund. More information on the Fund can be found here.

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Latest news

NSW PHYSICAL SCIENCES FUND SECOND ROUND NOW OPEN

The Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer is now accepting applications for this $5 million fund. Full Story »

2020 BREAKFAST SEMINAR SERIES SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the 2020 Science & Research Breakfast Seminar Series has been suspended. Full Story »

COVID-19 Delays Opening of Two Sponsorship Programs

Student Competition Program and Conference Sponsorship Program delayed until further notice. Full Story »

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