Professor John L Wilson

Deputy Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer of Swinburne Sarawak

Professor John Wilson, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Strategy Implementation)

Professor John Wilson exemplifies Swinburne’s emphasis on teaching and research with real-world application. Professor Wilson’s experience combines a substantial academic career with more than a decade in industry as a consulting engineer. Prior to being appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer of Swinburne Sarawak, Professor Wilson was Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Strategy Implementation), and Executive Dean for the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology.

He is an expert in structural systems, earthquake engineering, structural dynamics and sustainable structures and has consulted widely in these fields.

Professor Wilson holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Monash University, a Master of Science from the University of California (Berkeley) and a PhD from the University of Melbourne. He is the past joint recipient of four Chapman Medals and one Warren Medal. He was the Victorian Division Chairman of Engineers Australia in 2002, spokesperson for the Victorian Infrastructure Report Cards since 2005, Chairman of Judges for the Victorian Engineering Excellence Awards since 2011, Chairman of BD6/11, the committee responsible for the earthquake-loading standard for Australia and a member of ACI307 Committee.