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Published: 06 September 2017

University of Surrey Vice-Chancellor to join Council advising Prime Minister on Science and Technology

By Natasha Meredith

Professor Max Lu, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Surrey, is one of five new appointees to the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology (CST).

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Bringing together a prestigious group of experts and sectoral leaders, the CST will advise the Prime Minister on strategic science and technology policy issues and help the government set priorities in these areas.

A world-renowned chemical engineer and nanotechnologist, Professor Lu moved early 2016 to Surrey from Australia, where he held a number of senior positions including Provost and Senior-Vice President at the University of Queensland. 

Professor Max Lu said: “I am honoured and privileged to join the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology. This provides an opportunity for me to contribute to UK's global leadership in scientific research and innovation at the strategic level."

Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser said: “The five new members of the Council for Science and Technology bring with them a breadth of experience and expertise which will enable the Council to continue to provide excellent advice to government on science and technology opportunities and challenges. This will help ensure the UK remains at the forefront of global science.”

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