The NSSN is led by two internationally recognised scientists who are leaders in their respective fields of physics and chemistry and bring a wealth of expertise to the network's ambitious program of research, innovation and industry collaboration.

The NSSN Board, chaired by Dr Susan Pond AM, and consisting of experienced leaders across the policy, research and industry spectrum provide guidance and oversight on network strategy and direction.

The NSSN Members' Committee consists of senior representatives of each of the member universities and the NSW Office of Chief Scientist & Engineer. It ensures that member university and government imperatives guide the strategy and activities of the network. 

A lean central team of talented staff lead the research programs and co-ordinate the operations of the network.






Jo White

Board Member

Dr Chris Armstrong

Office of the NSW Chief Scientist


Members’ Committee

Professor Sakkie Pretorius

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Macquarie University

Professor Kevin Hall

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation), University of Newcastle

Professor Brian Boyle

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Enterprise, UNSW

Associate Professor Eric Knight

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research - Enterprise & Engagement), University of Sydney


Professor Kathryn McGrath

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), UTS 

Professor Judy Raper

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation), University of Wollongong



Nicholas Haskins
Chief Operating Officer
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T 02 9385 5450

Dr Anthony Morfa

Business Development Manager
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Dr Don McCallum
Development Manager
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Dr Amanda Hayes
Research Theme Leader
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T 02 9385 5451

Dr Tomonori Hu

Research Theme Leader
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T 02 9351 6049


Inka-Maria Bane
Project Administrator
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Samuel Klistorner
Electronics & Development Engineer
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Dr Eric Magi