Dr. Susan Pond - Chair, Australian Initiative for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (AISAF)Dr. Susan Pond AM, MBBS (Hons 1, USyd), MD (UNSW) DSc (UQ), MD honoris causa (UQ), FTSE, is Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney and was appointed to the Dow Sustainability Program at the United States Study Centre in 2010.
Dr. Pond’s interests include: the transition of the transportation sector to alternative fuels; the market sectors driving demand for advanced biofuels, such as aviation and maritime; and the policy settings to enable development of integrated systems and the multiple product and business opportunities arising from conversion of renewable feedstocks to chemicals and fuels.
Susan is Vice President of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and Board Member of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization, Commercialization Australia, Biotron Ltd, the Centenary Institute and the Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology.
Dr. Pond has a strong scientific and commercial background in biotechnology. She has an extensive publication record and is an inventor on 5 patent families. From 1997-2009, Dr. Pond held senior executive positions in Johnson and Johnson, most recently as Chairman & Managing Director for six years of Johnson & Johnson Research Pty Limited. Dr. Pond was Director and then Chairman AusBiotech Limited from 2004-2008.