Professor Calum Drummond


Calum Drummond As the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation at RMIT University, Professor Calum Drummond is responsible for the Research Office, the School of Graduate Research, e-Research, RMIT Gallery, Design Archives, Research Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Research Capability, including the eight enabling capability platforms (ECPs).

Professor Drummond has a strong interest and passion for the commercialisation of research outcomes. He joined RMIT University in 2014 from CSIRO where he was Group Executive for Manufacturing, Materials and Minerals comprising 1300 researchers and research support staff and an annual budget of $250 million. Immediately prior to this CSIRO Group Executive appointment, he was Chief of CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE), CSIRO’s largest division. Prior to becoming a Chief, Calum was seconded from CSIRO to be the inaugural Vice President Research at CAP-XX, an Intel portfolio company.

He is an active researcher with interests in the area of advanced materials, including application to energy storage and biomedical products. He has been an author of over 250 publications including 4 invited book chapters, over 180 refereed journal papers, 12 granted patents (families) and patent application filings, and 54 major commercial-in-confidence CSIRO reports for companies.