I hope you had a pleasant weekend.
While the process for changing our name proceeds, I thought I should share with you one of the wonderful consequences of this proposal. The image above shows a card received from our friends and colleagues at CECS last week; "To the Director & staff of RSPE, thank you for the extra-ordinary act of university collegiality in asking Council to agree to you becoming the Research School of Physics. From the Dean, Staff and Students of CECS". It was a true pleasure to receive this, and illustrates that we all share the same vision for ANU.
Please join me and congratulate Professor Hoe Tan as our new Associate Director (Infrastructure). Hoe’s long association with the development of nanofabrication facilities is well known in the School and I am very pleased to have his experience in the School Executive. I invite staff and students to speak with him about their ideas to strengthen our research infrastructure and support our technical staff. I would also like to thank all the applicants for this position, each of whom amply demonstrated their passion for the School.
Prof Lan Fu, AD(HDR), will be acting Director for the next week while I join our AD(Education), Prof Joe Hope, and Masters Convenor, A/Prof Jong Chow, in Shandong to map the curriculum for the upcoming joint Shandong/ANU College. We will also be meeting some of the potential students for next year.