The Registration for the Melbourne Lecture Series is closed as we reached the maximum capacity of the main conference room. We can no longer accept new participants. If you wish to participate, please send an email to [email protected] to be placed on the waiting list.
Engineers Australia and the Defence Science and Technology Group invite members and professionals to attend an upcoming Lecture Series “Exploring Innovation in Australian Maritime Defence Science and Engineering” to be held on Wednesday, 5 October 2016 in Melbourne, Engineers Australia Division Office. Lecture Series is hosted by Defence Science and Technology Group (DST).
DST is the Australian government’s lead agency responsible for applying science and technology to safeguard Australia and its national interests. As one of Australia’s largest employers of scientists and engineers, DST delivers expert, impartial advice and innovative solutions for Defence and national security.
The Australian Society for Defence Engineering (ASDE) is a technical society established by Engineers Australia in order to provide a forum to engage with various engineering fields and contribute to the practice of defence engineering. For further information, please contact ASDE National President Denton Bocking by e-mail: [email protected]
Speakers & Presentations
Dr Stephen K Burke, Maritime Division, DST: “Fatigue cracks, fast jets and Faraday’s law: non-destructive evaluation for structural integrity”
Dr Stephen Burke is Group Leader of Acoustic Material Systems with responsibility for leading and developing non-destructive evaluation techniques for composite propeller blades as part of the Advanced Material propeller program with the United States. Dr Burke’s work is vital to the program in being able to detect damage in the prototype composite blades as they undergo fatigue testing by DST.
Dr Burke has many achievements over his 30 year career developing highly innovative science and technology to support the structural integrity management of ADF platforms. His work has been critical in ensuring the safe operation of ADF air and maritime platforms as well as the safety of ADF personnel.
Dr Andrew Amiet, Maritime Division, DST: “The development of Radar Absorbing Materials for Australian Defence Platforms”
Dr Andrew Amiet is Head of the Electromagnetic Signature Management and Anechoics Group, DST Melbourne, with responsibility for developing materials to manage the signatures of ADF platforms. These signatures include the radar cross section (RCS), infrared (IR), visible and active acoustic signatures.
While Dr Amiet’s research has predominantly focused on developing radar absorbing materials (RAM) for submarines and ships, he has also contributed to reducing other signatures of ADF aircraft, army vehicles and surface ships.
5.30–6:00 pm: Light Refreshments
6.00–6.30 pm: Dr Andrew Amiet, Maritime Division, DST | The development of Radar Absorbing Materials for Australian Defence platforms
6.30–7.00 pm: Dr Stephen K Burke, Maritime Division, DST | Fatigue cracks, fast jets and Faraday’s law: non-destructive evaluation for structural integrity
7.00–7.30 pm: Q & A
Lecture Series registration includes:
• Attendance to both presentations
• Networking opportunities at the welcome tea and coffee
• Access to senior Defence and Industry delegates during the event
• Copies of both presentations slides
Eligible for 2 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours. CPD certificates of attendance can be obtained by emailing [email protected]