Emeritus Professor Bruce Milthorpe is the former Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Technology Sydney (2008-2016). He has 30 years experience in biomedical engineering, and 15 years senior leadership in tertiary education. Bruce is also a former director at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science, an Editorial Board member for the International Journal Materials Science: Materials in Medicine. In 2004 he was elected a Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering, and in 2014 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society New South Wales. Bruce is the Chair of the Board at Culture at Work an art-science research centre in Pyrmont.