Full media release: http://www.csiro.au/news/New-leader-of-CASS.html
Following an extensive search and selection process, senior researcher and university executive Dr Philip Diamond has been appointed Chief of CSIRO’s Astronomy and Space Science Division.
Dr Diamond is presently Director of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.
Dr Diamond is past Chairman of the International SKA Steering Committee, and his role has also included coordination of PrepSKA, the important Preparatory Phase study for the A$2.5billion international Square Kilometre Array project.
Prior to his current appointment at Manchester University, Dr Diamond was the Director of the MERLIN and VLBI National Facility at the Jodrell Bank Observatory.
Dr Diamond holds a Bachelor of Science degree (majors in Physics and Astrophysics) from Leeds University, and a PhD in Radio Astronomy from Manchester University, both in the UK. Since gaining his PhD he has worked at the Onsala Space Observatory in Sweden, the Max-Planck Institute for Radioastronomy in Bonn, Germany and spent 12 years in various positions within the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in the USA.
Dr Diamond will commence as Chief of CSIRO’s Astronomy and Space Science Division on 1 June 2010.