Dr David Wylie

    Dr David Wylie is a respected scientific advisor to the Royal Australian Navy. He has over 40 years’ experience in the defence sector in a range of maritime and platforms related activities.

    His focus as Chief of a number of divisions within DSTO was to provide science and technology support to Defence: these divisions specialise in materials, propulsion systems, structures and signatures. In this leadership role he directed over 200 multi-disciplined researchers in support of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters, naval surface ships and submarines. Previous research specialties include environmental acoustics, sonar systems and sonar signal processing.

    Awards and Qualifications

    • PhD in Physics (Radioastronomy), University of Sydney
    • MBA, University of California, Davis

    Career History

    • Specialist Associate aadi Defence Pty Ltd
    • Director General Science Policy, DSTO Melbourne
    • Chief Air Vehicles Division, DSTO Melbourne
    • Chief Maritime Platforms Division, DSTO
    Dr David Wylie specialises in the leadership and management of large research consortiums in the field of defence with a focus on ship and submarine materials, propulsion systems, structures and sensor systems.
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