Full Name
Professor Andrew Harris
Job Title
Director, Technical Futures and Engineering Excellence Group
Laing O'Rourke
Speaker Bio
Andrew is a Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The University of Sydney, and the Australian director of Laing O’Rourke’s future engineering and innovation consultancy, the Engineering Excellence Group.

Laing O’Rourke is Australia’s largest private engineering and construction business, with local turnover of ~$3 bn p.a. Throughout his career he has worked at the interface between industry and academia. He is an expert in disruptive innovation, with deep expertise of digital, the internet of things,

advanced materials, robotics, automation, artificial intelligence, big data, the future of work, biomimetics, smart cities and disruptive technology incubation and acceleration applied to traditional infrastructure, engineering, energy, resources and manufacturing sectors.

Andrew was recognised as one of Australia’s 50 most innovative engineers by peak body Engineers Australia in 2016. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Engineers Australia (IEAust).
Professor Andrew Harris