Phillip Wright took up his post at Newcastle University in January 2016. As PVC (SAgE) he is responsible for a Faculty with a turnover of £130 million and serves as the line manager of 10 Heads of Schools, Faculty Deans and Directors of the Newcastle University Institute for Sustainability and Newcastle University International Singapore. Professor Wright joins Newcastle University from the University of Sheffield where he was Head of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and inaugural head of the Faculty of Engineering Graduate School, responsible for the recruitment and progression of some 800 PhD students in Engineering. He also established and led the £10m ChELSI (Chemical Engineering at the Life Science Interface) Institute.
Australian-born Professor Wright holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of New South Wales. His research interests lie in a mechanistic systems biology approach to solving biochemical reaction engineering processes. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and a member of several learned societies, including the American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE) and the American Chemical Society.
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