Group Executive for Manufacturing Materials and Minerals
Dr Calum Drummond received a PhD in Physical Chemistry from The University of Melbourne in 1987. He is currently CSIRO Group Executive for Manufacturing, Materials and Minerals comprising 1300 researchers and research support staff and an annual budget of AUD $247 million.
Immediately prior to this appointment, he was Chief of CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE) and held an Australian Research Council (ARC) Federation Fellowship.
Prior to becoming a Chief, Calum was seconded from CSIRO to be the inaugural Vice President Research at CAP-XX. CAP-XX manufactures supercapacitors for consumer electronic products.
The World Economic Forum designated CAP-XX as a 2005 global Technology Pioneer. CAP-XX was awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2006 Nanotechnology-enabled Energy Devices Technology Innovation of the Year Award. In April 2006 CAP-XX listed on the London AIM with a market capitalisation of US$ 110 million.
Calum’s personal research interests are in the area of advanced materials, including application to energy storage and biomedical products.
Calum also has a strong interest and passion for the commercialisation of research outcomes. He has been an author of over 190 publications including 4 invited book chapters, over 167 refereed journal papers, 12 patents and 54 CSIRO reports for companies.
The refereed journal papers have received more than 5000 citations, and his citation h-index is 39. He is ranked in top 1% of chemists via The Essential Science Indicators database from Thompson Reuters.
Calum is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE), a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI).
Calum is a member of the Australian federal government’s Future Manufacturing Industry Innovation Council, the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industry Innovation Council, and the Steel Industry Innovation Council.
He is Chair of the Australian federal government’s Expert Working Group for national research infrastructure in frontier technologies. He is a Professorial Fellow in Chemistry at The University of Melbourne and an Adjunct Professor in Chemical Engineering at The University of Queensland.