Peter Darvall

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Peter Darvall
6th Vice-Chancellor and President of Monash University
In office
2002 – 30 August 2003
Preceded by David Robinson
Succeeded by Richard Larkins AO[1]
Personal details
Residence Melbourne, Australia
Alma mater University of Melbourne
Ohio State University
Princeton University[2]
Profession Professor
Website From the Vice-Chancellor

Peter Darvall AO was the Vice-Chancellor and President of Monash University from 2002 until August 2003. Prior to this, he had a distinguished career in civil engineering and was at Monash for 33 years. He was educated at Scotch College Melbourne.[3]

Prior to being vice chancellor he was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Monash University, responsible for research and development and information technology, a position he held from 1993 to 2003, and was previously Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. Professor Darvall is the author of several books on mechanics and structures and has written numerous research papers on topics related to his areas of expertise. He has been a Board member of the Prince Henry’s Institute for Medical Research, Montech, the Victorian Strategic Industry Foundation (SIRF), the Baker Medical Research Institute, the Institute of Reproduction and Development and (CRCs) and the Cooperative Research Centres for Catchment Hydrology, Water Quality and Treatment, and Freshwater Ecology. He was also previously on the board of Melbourne Water.[2] [4]


Academic offices
Preceded by
David Robinson
Vice-Chancellor of Monash University
Succeeded by
Richard Larkins