Steve Rogers

Professor, Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation

1997 …2023

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Professor Steve Rogers is the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation at Charles Darwin University (CDU) who was appointed to CDU as the Director of Research and Innovation in 2020.

Professor Rogers has research and high-level leadership experience in the environment sector, mining exploration and mineral processing industries with an extensive understanding of the complex regional issues facing Northern Australia and the Asia-Pacific.

Professor Rogers was formerly the CEO at the Centre for Appropriate Technology Ltd (CfAT Ltd), an Aboriginal-controlled, not-for-profit technology and infrastructure solutions company based in Alice Springs, operating across rural and remote Australia. 

With a PhD in Microbiology, Professor Rogers spent 13 years with the University of Adelaide and CSIRO Land and Water at the Waite Research Institute in Adelaide. His research interests include using microorganisms to clean contaminated industrial sites.

Professor Rogers has held several other positions working with global mining and oil and gas sectors, as the CEO of the CRC for Landscape Environments and Mineral Exploration, Managing Director of the
Parker CRC for Integrated Hydrometallurgy Solutions and WA program manager with the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

Outside of his career, Steve has been a volunteer firefighter in WA and the NT for 11 years, enjoys bush camping with his wife and is an amateur cook. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Kent

Award Date: 1 Sept 1992

Master, Environmental Technology, Imperial College-University of London

Award Date: 1 Sept 1988

Bachelor, BSc (Hons) Environmental Studies, Sunderland Polytecnic

Award Date: 1 Sept 1986

External positions

Board Director, Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities

2018 → …

Board Director, Territory Natural Resource Management

2016 → …


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