Professor Vicki Chen is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology. 

Professor Chen holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a PhD from the University of Minnesota. She was formerly Head of the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, where she has strategically and successfully led the School's performance in research, teaching, infrastructure development, and academic recruitment. 

With seven ARC Discovery grants as first CI since 2005 and a multitude of national and international industry linked research grants, Professor Chen is a highly successful researcher with close to 7000 citations to her name. Professor Chen has also held senior positions as the Director of UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology and has held other significant roles, leading major multi-institutional, collaborative projects with international and industrial partners. Professor Chen's collaborations with industry stakeholders have seen a number of high profile outcomes including the recent development of antifouling technologies, novel membranes for water purification and brine treatment, and high performance nano-composite membranes for CO2 separation.