Frank is an Honorary Professor at the University of Southern Queensland and an Adjunct Professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Previously he was the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Surveying and Pro Vice Chancellor (Research) at the University of Southern Queensland and Professor.
Prior to USQ he was the Dean of Engineering at the University of Tasmania. He held a research chair in pavement technology at the Queensland University of Technology and was the Regional Executive Manager for the Australian Asphalt Pavements Association (AAPA), 1998 – 1999. He has a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgy, a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and a Master of Engineering (Research) all from the University of Newcastle NSW as well as a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Queensland and a Doctor of Engineering from USQ. He has taught and researched in the area of pavement materials and design for over 30 years around the world.