Professor Amit Chakma
Prior to commencing at UWA, Professor Chakma completed his second term and 10th year as President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Ontario.
Prior to that time, he served from 2001 to 2009 as Vice-President (Academic) and Provost of The University of Waterloo in Canada.
Professor Chakma was Inaugural Chair of the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities. He has served as Chair of the Canadian Government’s Advisory Panel on Canada’s International Education Strategy, helping guide the development and launch of the Strategy in 2014.
He is a past Chair of the World University Service of Canada and a past member of the Science Technology and Innovation Council of Canada. He has a solid record of achievement in senior leadership roles at both universities. At the University of Western Ontario, he led a research-intensive university of more than 30,000 students, 2000 academic and professional staff and a budget in excess of $1 billion.
Professor Chakma has a substantial record of research. He is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and holds a Master of Applied Science and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia. His research has covered greenhouse gas control technology, energy and environmental model system modelling, petroleum waste management, gas separation and processing and mass transfer.