Professor Joe Shapter, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure)

Areas of responsibility

As Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure), Professor Shapter is responsible for the strategic leadership of the University’s research infrastructure. The role ensures the effective operation, development and financial sustainability of the university’s extensive range of research infrastructure, as well as sourcing external funding to support large scale purchases. The role also oversees the University’s eResearch strategy.


Joe received his PhD in Reaction Dynamics from the University of Toronto in 1990. He subsequently held an NSERC Fellowship at The University of Western Ontario before moving to Australia in 1996 to take up a position at Flinders University. He took up his position at UQ in February 2018. Joe served as Dean of the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences for six and half years and headed the Flinders involvement in both the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility (AMMRF) and the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) and was SA Director for AMMRF. His major interests are in the area of novel nanomaterial production, nanometer scale of these materials and their applications in for example sensors or solar cells.

Professor Joe Shapter
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure)
Bsc (Hons) Nfld., PhD Tor., FRACI

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Room 455, Level 4
Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (Building 75)
The University of Queensland
Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia


Ms Sue Weir
Executive Assistant

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