Professor Judy Raper
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation), Wollongong University
Professor Judy Raper joined the University of Wollongong in 2008 with extensive management and research administration experience in other Australian and American universities. She has served on the ARC Engineering and Earth Sciences Panel at the University of New South Wales, and was Division Director for Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems at the National Science Foundation in Washington, DC.
Professor Raper is a chemical engineer of 40 years standing with expertise in air and water pollution control, particle technology, research and education.
Professor Raper followed her undergraduate and PhD degrees from the University of New South Wales with postdoctoral research at the University of Cambridge in the UK, working at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment at Harwell. She taught at both the University of Newcastle and the University of New South Wales before joining the University of Sydney as Dean of Engineering where she revolutionised the undergraduate engineering programs.
Recognition of Judy's achievements includes the Shedden Pacific Award for the Young Chemical Engineer of the Year (1992), the EA Professional Engineer of the Year (1997) and the Avon Spirit of Achievement Award for Science (1998). She was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and as an Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia in 2003. In 2013, Professor Raper was listed as one of Australia's most influential women, and as one of Australia's most influential engineers for three consecutive years (2013-2015). In 2017, she won the Chemeca Medal for distinguished service to the practice of Chemical Engineering.