February 2020

Macquarie University was pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Magnus Nydén as Executive Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering, commencing mid-2020.

Professor Nydén is an elected member of the Royal Swedish Academic of Engineering Sciences and brings a wealth of experience on the interface between higher education and industry to the role – most recently as Chief Technology Officer and Public Policy Director at alternative fuel company Liquid Wind and as Global Chief Scientist at multinational specialty chemicals company Nouryon, based in Sweden.

Prior to that, Professor Nydén held roles working for the University of South Australia, initially as Director of the Ian Wark Research Institute, a Centre of Excellence for research into chemistry and physics linking higher education and industry. Latterly he was a Head of Department as part of a joint venture between the University of South Australia and University College London. Before working in Australia, he was a professor at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.