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Professor Simon Redfern to move to Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

College Fellow Professor Simon Redfern has been appointed the new Dean of the College of Science at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore). He will start his new role next summer.

Before coming to Cambridge, Professor Redfern was Lecturer in Geochemical Spectroscopy in the Departments of Earth Sciences and Chemistry at the University of Manchester. He was the founding Chair of the NERC Cambridge Earth System Science DTP as well as being a Director of Studies at Jesus College, which he joined in 1997.

Professor Redfern is currently Professor of Mineral Physics and Head of the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge. He is also a member of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management, providing independent scrutiny and advice to the UK governments on the long term management of higher activity radioactive wastes. He has previously served as a British Science Association Science Media Fellow at the BBC.

As Dean of NTU’s College of Science, he will oversee the Asian School of the Environment, the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. 

Professor Redfern said: "I am very excited to join NTU Singapore in my new role as Dean of Science. I have watched with admiration NTU’s rise in global stature in recent years. The rise of Asia and the dominant position that both NTU and Singapore hold in this region present many exciting opportunities and I look forward to working with the leadership team led by Prof Subra Suresh to take NTU to greater heights."

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