Russell J. Crawford

Russell J. Crawford

Professor Russell Crawford is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Life & Social Sciences at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. He obtained his MSc from Swinburne in 1987, followed by a PhD from The University of Melbourne in 1995. He is the President of the Australian Council of Deans of Science and is a Fellow of the Royal Austraian Chemical Institute. His research is in the area of surface and colloid science, with his early work focusing on the surface chemistry of mineral flotation and the removal of heavy metals from aqueous environments. His more recent research has investigated the ways in which biological organisms interact with solid substrate surfaces, particularly those used in the construction of medical implants.

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean of the Faculty of Life & Social Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia