Paul Di Pietro is responsible for creating a thriving UOW ecosystem that facilitates and grows research knowledge exchange and translation and promotes entrepreneurship. Paul completed his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at UOW before completing his PhD at UNSW in the area of laser processing. Since then Paul has held a number of leading positions in industry and government. Paul's last role was Director of UOW's Facility for Intelligent Fabrication. Prior to this he held the position of Head of Innovation and Integration at ANSTO and was previously the Managing Director of AINSE.