Phillip Wright

Professor Phillip Wright- Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering

Phillip Wright

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 over £130 million. He is responsible for a broad portfolio across the natural and environmental sciences, computing, engineering, mathematics, statistics and physics. The SAgE activity also extends to Singapore, where he chairs the NUIS and NewRIIS boards. He also has the executive board responsibility for digital activities and chairs the Digital Campus Strategy Group.

Professor Wright joined 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. He also established and led the ChELSI (Chemical Engineering at the Life Science Interface) Institute supported by the EPSRC and The University of Sheffield.

Australian-born Professor Wright holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of New South Wales in Sydney. He spent a considerable period in industry with BHP before moving to the UK. 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. He has been a member of the BBSRC's Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (IBBE) Strategy Advisory Panel for several years.


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