Leadership | ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science

Centre Structure

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science focuses on three core activities.

  • Research: deliver high quality research outcomes.
  • Translations: make an impact on industry and inspire the next generation of researchers.
  • Administration: use public resources effectively to achieve the mission of the Centre.


The Director is Professor Paul Mulvaney. He is supported by an Executive Board representing the Centre's key portfolio areas of Science, People, Industry and Education and the Chief Operating Officer.

An Advisory Board, with experts in each of the core activities, provides oversight to ensure that the Centre is meeting its goals. The Advisory Board is chaired by Dr Gerry Wilson.

Centre Advisory Board

The Centre Advisory Board reviews all aspects of the Centre’s operations, including administrative functions, strategic planning and decision making, intellectual property, outreach and commercial translation.

Dr Gerry Wilson
former CSIRO
Research Director, Industrial Innovation
Prof. Elsa Reichmanis
Lehigh University, USA
Anderson Endowed Chair in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Prof. Moira O'Bryan
University of Melbourne
Dean of the Faculty of Science
Dr Amanda Caples
Victorian Government
Lead Scientist

Industry Advisory Committee

The Industry Advisory Committee is tasked with assisting the Centre in connecting with a broad range of organisations, strengthening industry engagement, and providing advice on translating research into commercial activities.

Prof. Michael Brear
University of Melbourne
Director, Melbourne Energy Institute
Ms Nicola Morris
Former COO, ARENA (Australian Renewable Energy Agency)
Mr Victor Rosenberg
ClearVue
Executive Chairman
Dr Scott Watkins
Kyung-in Synthetic Corporation
Chief Sustainability Officer
Mr Harold Yap
Woodside Power
Power Adviser

International Scientific Advisory Committee

 This Committee provides scientific oversight and advice to the Centre.

Prof. Elsa Reichmanis
Lehigh University, USA
Anderson Endowed Chair in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Prof. Marc Baldo
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Director for the Center of Excitonics, Professor of Electrical Engineering
Prof. Jenny Nelson
Imperial College London
Professor of Physics