Dr Alan Baker

    Dr Alan Baker is a materials scientist specialising in advanced fibre composite materials, including polymer, metallic and ceramic matrix composites and structural adhesive bonding. His pioneering work on the bonded composite repair of aircraft structures has saved Australia many hundreds of millions of dollars. He is on the editorial board of three international scientific journals and has edited and contributed to several books, including a very popular text book Composite Materials for Aircraft Structures published by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

    Awards and Qualifications

    • Institution of Engineers AGM Michell Medal
    • Lawrence Hargrave Award
    • Minister’s Award for Achievement in Defence Science
    • Royal Aeronautical Society Gold Specialist Award
    • The Australian Fracture Group Award for Achievement
    • The Technical Cooperation Award
    • Professional Officers Association Award of Merit
    • Engineering Excellence Award, Institution of Engineers
    • Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    • Fellow of the Institute of Engineers, Australia
    • FIM, Fellow of the Institute of Materials, UK
    • PhD, Nottingham University

    Career History

    • Specialist Associate aadi Defence Pty Ltd
    • Program Leader, Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composite Structures
    • Senior Research Consultant, Advanced Composite Structures – Australia
    • Research Leader and Emeritus Research Leader Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO)
    • Senior Research Scientist Rolls Royce Advanced Research Laboratory
    • Research Fellow Nottingham University
    Dr Alan Baker is one of Australia’s leading researchers and material scientists specializing in aeronautical materials and structures, especially those of advanced fibre composites.
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