University of California, San Diego
August 28, 2006
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I am pleased to announce that Dr. A.D.J. “Tony” Haymet will become our new Vice Chancellor for Marine Sciences, Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Dean of the Graduate School of Marine Sciences. Dr. Haymet is expected to join us in mid September 2006.
Dr. Haymet is a highly distinguished researcher who comes to UC San Diego from his position as the Science and Policy Director at CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia's national science agency, and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. Dr. Haymet, who will be a tenured professor of oceanography at SIO, holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and a Doctor of Science from the University of Sydney.
Between 1981 and 1991, Dr. Haymet completed postdoctoral work at Harvard University and taught at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Utah. In 1998, he became a Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry at the University of Houston. Dr. Haymet has published more than 160 peer-reviewed scientific articles. In 2003, Dr. Haymet was appointed Chief of CSIRO Marine Research, and in July 2005, became Chief of the newly merged CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, with a research portfolio spanning climate change, oceanography, fisheries, marine ecosystem sustainability, aquaculture and urban air quality. He also founded the “Wealth from Oceans” Flagship, one of six outcome-driven and industrially focused research portfolios set by Australia’s national priorities. While teaching at the University of Sydney in the mid-1990s, Dr. Haymet worked in Antarctica with former Scripps research Professor Art DeVries (University of Illinois).
Dr. Haymet’s professional associations include his election as incoming chair of the Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO); and in Australia as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems (ACE); founding partner of the newly formed Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI); chair of the Australian Federal Government’s Oceans Policy Science Advisory Group and member of the National Ocean Advisory Group and the Marine and Coastal Committee.
His experience as an interdisciplinary leader, scholar, author and researcher will be invaluable for UC San Diego to grow our work in marine sciences. His international stature, reflected in his professional and scholarly affiliations and awards, will serve UC San Diego and Scripps in moving forward with SIO’s strategic plan and establishing global partnerships.
We are delighted with Dr. Haymet’s decision to join the UC San Diego community. Please join me in welcoming Dr. Haymet.