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Prof. Greg Tegart
Adjunct Professor
Phone number:
(03) 9919 1340
Email address:
gregtegart1@ozemail.com.au

Qualifications
BSc (Univ Melb); MSc (Univ Melb); PhD (Univ Sheffield)

Professional experience
Professor Tegart has had a long career in Government and industry in the areas of research, teaching, administration, and high level policy advice to Government on science, technology and environment.

He is the author or co-author of some 250 articles in scientific and technical journals and has published several books and monographs on surface treatment of metals and alloys, mechanical metallurgy, climate change, technology and employment, and technology foresight. The most recent was a report for Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA), Assistive Health Technologies for Independent Living (Tegart, G. et al. 2014).

Recently he has been nominated 2016 ACT Senior Australian of the Year for his work on assistive technologies for the elderly. He will attend the national Australian of the Year awards with other finalists from around the country, and the winners will be announced on January 25

He has a BSc and MSc from the University of Melbourne and a PhD from the University of Sheffield. He initially worked for CSIRO Tribophysics in Melbourne and moved to England in 1955 to take up a Research Fellowship in the Department of Metallurgy at the University of Sheffield. From 1959 to 1966 he was Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in that University. In 1963-64 he was a visiting researcher at Northwestern University, Evanston, USA. From 1966-68 he was Professor of Materials at the College of Aeronautics, Cranfield, UK.

In 1968 he was the founding Manager, BHP Melbourne Research Laboratories and, in 1978, became Executive Assistant to the Chief General Manager, BHP Co Ltd. In 1979 he moved to Canberra as a Member of the Executive of CSIRO. From 1981-84 he was Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Science and Technology and, from 1984-87, Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Science. From 1987-93 he was Secretary of the Australian Science and Technology Council. In 1992 he became a Member of the Order of Australia for services to science and technology. He retired from the Australian Public Service in mid 1993.

From 1994-98 he was Visiting Professor of Science Policy at the University of Canberra and then Honorary Professor until 1999. Since 1995 he has been Visiting and Adjunct Professor in the Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies at Victoria University, Melbourne. From 1997-99 he was the founding Director of the APEC Center for Technology Foresight and from 1999-2007 Executive Advisor to the Center. He was Chair of the International Advisory Board of the Center. From 2002-2005 he was Distinguished Visiting Fellow, National Europe Centre, ANU. From 2006-2011, he was Chair of the Management Committee of the Australian Research Network for Advanced Materials.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and was a Member of the Council of the Academy (1984-87, 1990-92, 1994-97) and Chairman of its International Relations Committee (1988-99). He is now Deputy Chair of the Health Technology Forum of the Academy. He is a Foreign Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and of the Engineering Academy of the Czech Republic.
 

Research interests

  • Science and technology policy-national and international
  • Technology and society
  • Technology foresight and strategic intelligence
  • New technologies-nanotechnology and energy

Publications

Book and reports

Tegart, G., Harvey, E., Livingstone, A., Martin, C., Ozanne, E. and Soar, J. 2014, Assistive Health Technologies for Independent Living, Report for the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA), Melbourne.

Tegart, G. 2010, Smart Technology for Health Longevity, Report of a Study by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Melbourne, May.

Rasmussen, B. and Tegart, G. 2007, ‘Contribution to the Victorian Government Nanotechnology Statement’ prepared for the Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development, Melbourne.

Tegart, G. 2006, Future Fuel Technology: Summary Report of an APEC-wide Foresight Study, A Project of the APEC Industrial Science and Technology Group and the APEC Energy Working Group, APEC Centre for Technology Foresight, National Science and Technology Development Agency, Bangkok.

Tegart, G. et al. 2006, Environmental, Social, Legal and Ethical Aspects of the Development of Nanotechnologies in Australia, Report from the National Academies Forum for the Nanotechnology Strategy Taskforce, Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources, April, Canberra.

Sheehan, P., Sweeny, K., Rasmussen, B., Tegart, G. and Nicolau, D. 2003, Small Scale Technologies: Directions for Victoria, report to the Victorian Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development, Melbourne, September.

Tegart, G. and Johnston, R. 2003, DNA Analysis for Human Health in the Post-Genomic Era: An APEC-Wide Foresight Study, APEC, The APEC Center for Technology Foresight, National Science and Technology Development Agency, Bangkok.

Tegart, G. 2002, Nanotechnology: The Technology for the 21st Century, Volume 2: Final Report of a Foresight Project, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC Industrial Science and Technology Working Group and APEC Center for Technology Foresight, National Science and Technology Development Agency, Bangkok.

Tegart, G. 2000, The Future of APEC Megacities: A Foresight Approach, Review of studies by the APEC Center for Technology Foresight 1998-2000, APEC Industrial Science and Technology Working Group, Singapore.

Tegart, G. and Jewell, T. 2000, Healthy Futures for APEC Megacities: Report of a Foresight Project, APEC Industrial Science and Technology Working Group, Singapore.

Sheehan, P. and Tegart, G. (eds), 1998, Working for the Future: Technology and Employment in the Global Knowledge Economy, Victoria University Press, Melbourne.

Journal articles, refereed

Damrongchai, R., Johnston, R. and Tegart, G. 2010, ‘The impact of foresight studies on human healthcare in the post-genomic era’, International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, vol. 6, nos 1-3, pp. 151-165.

Tegart, G. 2009, ‘Energy and nanotechnologies: Priority areas for Australia's future’, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, vol. 76, pp. 1240–1246. ISSN 0040-1625.

Tegart, G. 2008, ‘An Australian viewpoint of issues in nanotechnologies’, International Journal of Nanomanufacturing.

Tegart, G. 2008, ‘Manufacturing in the Global Knowledge Economy’, International Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering.

Tegart, G., Damrongchai, N. and Johnston, R. 2008, ‘The impact foresight studies on human healthcare in the post-genomic era’, International Journal for Technology Management.

Tegart, G. 2007, ‘Issues in Nanotechnology for Australia’, ATSE Focus, no. 147, pp. 22-23

Tegart, G. 2006, ‘Critical issues in the commercialization of nanotechnology’, Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice, vol. 8, no. 3-4, December (released in 2007).

Damrongchai, N. and Tegart, G. 2005, ‘Nanotechnology Foresight in Asia-Pacific’, Journal of Science and Technology for Advanced Materials, Special Issue, vol. 6, no. 5/6.

Tegart, G. 2005, ‘Converging Technologies and their Implications for Technology Transfer: The Cases of European Networks (N EuroNet) and NBIC (nano-bio-info-cogno) Technologies as Drivers of Change’, Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 468–476.

Tegart, G. 2004, ‘Nanotechnology: The technology for the 21st century’, Foresight: The Journal of Future Studies, Strategic Thinking and Policy, vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 364–370.

Tegart, G. 2003, ‘Technology foresight: Philosophy and principles’, Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice, vol. 5, nos 2-3, pp. 279-285.

Tegart, G. and Jolley, T. 2001, ‘Sustainable transport for Asia-Pacific megacities’, Foresight: The Journal of Future Studies, Strategic Thinking and Policy, vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 419-429.

Tegart, G. and Jewell, J. 2001 ‘Healthy futures for Asia-Pacific megacities. Foresight: The Journal of Future Studies, Strategic Thinking and Policy, vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 523-532.

Book chapters

Tegart, G. 2006, ‘Critical issues in the commercialization of nanotechnology’, Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice, December.

Tegart, G. 2002, ‘National policy for the knowledge economy: Australia’, in B. Grewal, P. Sheehan, F. Sun and L. Xue (eds), China’s Future in the Knowledge Economy: Engaging the New World, Centre for Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University, Melbourne.

Tegart, G., Johnston, R. and Sheehan, P. 1998, Academy Study: Interim Report: A Preliminary Analysis of the Issues’, in P. Sheehan and G. Tegart (eds), Working for the Future: Technology and Employment in the Global Knowledge Economy, Victoria University Press, Melbourne.

Recent presentations

Tegart, G. and Prowse, S. 2008, ‘Converging Technologies in Biiosecurity’, invited presentation at the Symposium Biosecurity Challenges for Australia and its Region, National Centre for Biosecurity, Australian National University, Canberra, 11-12 February.

Tegart, G. 2007, ‘Converging Technologies to Combat Emerging Infectuous Diseases’, invited opening address at the Symposium on Raodmapping Converging Technologies fir EEIDs’, Bangkok, 3 December.

Tegart, G. 2007, ‘Manufacturing in the Global Knowledge Economy’, invited plenary presentation at the 16th IFHTSE Congress, International Federation for Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering, Brisbane, 30 October - 2 November.

Tegart, G. 2007, ‘Nanotechnologies and Energy’, invited presentation at the COMS2007 Conference, Micro and Nanotechnology Commercialisation Education Foundation (MANCEF), Melbourne, 2-6 September.

Tegart, G. 2007, ‘Introduction’, panel chair and invited presentation at the Thai-Australian Research Symposium on ‘Research and the Self- Sufficient Economy’, Australian Educational International Thailand, Bangkok, 28 May.

Tegart, G. 2007, ‘Future Fuels for the Asia-Pacific Region’, invited presentation at the Workshop on The National Security Implications of Energy Futures, Kokoda Foundation, Canberra, 11 May.

Tegart, G. 2007, ‘Converging Technologies-Characteristics and Examples’, invited presentation at the Workshop on Technology Roadmapping for Emerging Infectious Diseases, APEC Center for Technology Foresight, Phang-Na, Thailand, 5 February.

Tegart, G. 2006, ‘An Australian Viewpoint on Environmental Issues in Nanotechnologies’, invited presentation at the Conference on ‘Environmental Aspects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials’, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (UK) and Environment Agency (UK), London, 19 September.

Tegart, G. 2006, ‘Management Challenges in Commercialisation of Nanotechnologies’, invited presentation at the 2006 ICTM International Conference on Technology Management ‘Creating Competitive Advantage through Management of Technology’, Kuala Lumpur, 4- 5 December.

Tegart, G. 2005, ‘Opportunities for Australian industries to use nanotechnology in their businesses’, invited paper to the 2nd National Australian Conference on Nanotechnologies, Melbourne, 26–28 September.

Tegart, G. 2005, ‘Opportunities for Australian R&D Arising from the Enlargement of the EU’, seminar paper presented at the National Europe Centre, ANU, Canberra, 11 April.

Tegart, G. 2005, ‘Challenges Posed by New Technologies’, paper presented at a Workshop, Standards Australia, Sydney, 30 March.
Tegart, G. 2005, ‘Small Scale Technologies: Directions for Victoria’, paper presented at the AMN-2 Second International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Queenstown, New Zealand, 6-11 February.

Tegart, G. with Damrongchai, N. 2005, ‘Nanotechnology Foresight in Asia-Pacific’, invited paper presented at the International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Environmental Protection and Pollution (ISNEPP), Bangkok, 12-14 January.

Tegart, G. 2004, ‘Comments on Technology Roadmapping’ and ‘Introduction to Foresight and Scenario Planning’, presented at the Scenario Planning Workshop on Foresighting Future Fuels, APEC Energy Working Group, Krabi, 13-15 December.

Tegart, G. 2004, ‘Nanotechnology: Issues For Developing Countries’, seminar paper presented at the Institute of Nanotechnology, Science and Engineering, University of Technology Sydney, November.

Tegart, G. 2004, ‘Some Thoughts on Converging Technologies and their Implications for Technology Transfer’, invited paper presented at the International Workshop on Research, Development and Technology Transfer, Technical University of Prague, Prague, 13 October 2004.

Tegart, G. 2004, ‘Building Networks and Collaboration in Converging Technologies’, invited paper presented at the Conference on Converging Technologies for Agriculture and Environment, Sir Mark Oliphant Conference 2004, International Frontiers of Science and Technology, Melbourne, 9-12 .