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60 seconds with … Rod Hill 

2 April 2008


Name: Professor Rod Hill            
Org. Unit: Industry Engagement & Commercialisation
Title: Pro Vice-Chancellor
Office of DVC-Research

How long have you been with Monash University?

4 months.

Prior to working at Monash, where were you located and what was your role?

I was working as the Group Executive for Manufacturing, Materials and Minerals at CSIRO's Clayton site.

What exciting challenges are ahead in your current role?

Helping to develop and implement the Master Plan for a Science and Technology Innovation Precinct at Clayton; increasing the impact of Monash's innovations through industry engagement and commercialisation; helping to attract significant industry alliances; and building a culture of 'impact through innovation' through cross-discipline collaborations.

What is it about your job that holds your interest or is particularly satisfying?

Discovering all of the great research innovation that is being done at Monash and helping to deliver it into industry and the community.

Of all the places in the world you would like to visit/re-visit, where is your favourite destination and why?

Kimberleys, Antarctica, Patagonia, Nepal, Flinders Ranges, St Petersburg, New York City.  I have no favourite as I have only visited the Flinders Ranges and NYC!

What is the best piece of advice you have received?

Do what you have targeted to do with passion and commitment.

What is something about yourself that most of your colleagues wouldn't know?

I am an eclipse chaser and a tektite hunter.

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