Andrew Rohl is Professor of Computational Science and a leading expert in the application of supercomputing and computer simulation technologies in materials chemistry with more than 120 published papers to his name. He has a D. Phil. from the University of Oxford and undertook post-doctoral studies at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London, where he used supercomputers to solve important problems for the oil industry. Returning to Perth in 1996, he used supercomputing to solve problems of relevance to the mineral processing industry. In 2004, Professor Rohl became the Executive Director of iVEC and developed a successful partnership across five institutions to provide major advanced computing facilities for all Western Australian researchers. This culminated in the $80 million Pawsey Centre, a world-class purpose-built data centre at Technology Park that houses the largest research supercomputer in the Southern Hemisphere. In 2012, Professor Rohl returned to Curtin and become the inaugural director of the Curtin Institute for Computation in 2015.