Dr Anita Hill

Executive Director, Future Industries & CSIRO Chief Scientist

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Dr Anita Hill is the Executive Director of Future Industries at CSIRO which includes Manufacturing, Health and Biosecurity, and CSIRO Services. She also serves as Chief Scientist for CSIRO. In 2014 and 2015 during the transition of the CSIRO chief executives she served as acting Chief Executive. Previously she was Executive Director of Manufacturing, Digital Productivity, and CSIRO Services, and before that Executive Director of Manufacturing, Materials, and Minerals.

Prior to that she was an Office of the Chief Executive Science Leader and Chief of CSIRO Process Science and Engineering. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) and former Chair of the Victorian Division. She is a current member of the Advisory Boards of the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN University of Queensland), Australian Centre of Excellence in Electromaterials Science (ACES University of Wollongong), The Australian Synchrotron, Swinburne Industry Research, and Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics (editorial board). She is a former member of Advisory Boards for the Victorian Centre for Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing (VCSCM), the Australian eHealth Research Centre (AeHRC), the National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia (NCEDA), and the Institute for Frontier Materials (Deakin University).

Dr. Hill’s research is in materials and process engineering and, more specifically, in transport of atoms, ions and small molecules in condensed matter. Dr Hill was awarded a Bachelor of Engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA.

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Current Roles

  • Executive Director
    Future Industries Sector