Professor Alan Finkel

Professor Alan Finkel


Special Adviser to the Australian Government on Low Emissions Technology; Chair, Technology Investment Advisory Council
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Elected in 2015
Citation on election

As Chancellor of Monash University and President of ATSE, Professor Alan Finkel actively promotes education and research in the broadest sense including the substantial medical research endeavour at the University. As a research neuroscientist then businessman Alan developed advanced voltage clamp, patch clamp, data acquisition and imaging systems that contributed to the worldwide benefits from cellular electrophysiology and drug discovery, and medical devices for monitoring and treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. Alan is the founder of the Australian Course in Advanced Neuroscience, a former Board Member of the Florey Neuroscience Institutes and the Burnett Institute and a philanthropic donor to medical research.

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