Prof Susan Bourne is the Interim Dean of the Faculty of Science at UCT. Prior to this appointment she was the Professor of Physical Chemistry and Head of the Department of Chemistry at UCT. She holds a BSc(Hons) and PhD degree, obtained at UCT. Her research interests are in Supramolecular Chemistry and Crystal Engineering. She is an NRF B-rated researcher and has published extensively in international peer-reviewed journals. She is the chair of the Structural Chemistry Commission of the International Union of Crystallography, and serves on the Editorial Boards of two of the leading journals in crystal engineering.