Dr Ian Sare AM FTSE

    Dr Ian Sare is a respected strategic thinker in defence science and technology, and has had a distinguished 39-year career in Australia’s two largest public sector research and development organisations – CSIRO and DSTO.

    His responsibilities at DSTO included oversight of the development of technologies underpinning military platforms in the air and maritime domains, as well as those supporting defence in chemical, biological and radiological environments. He also led the engagement of DSTO with its Defence Department clients, and managed the development of the organisation’s strategic plan and its annually-developed program of science and technology.

    Awards and Qualifications

    • Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to science and technology, to research, and to national security
    • BSc in metallurgy, University of New South Wales
    • PhD in metallurgy, University of Cambridge
    • Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    • Centenary Medal: For Service to Australian Society in Metallurgical Science and Engineering
    • Golden Jubilee Award, Institute of Metals and Materials Australasia

    Career History

    • Associate, aadi Defence Pty Ltd
    • Board Director, VCAMM (Victorian Centre for Advanced Materials Manufacturing) Ltd
    • Advisory Committee, ARC Research Training Centre for Naval Design and Manufacturing
    • Advisory Board, ARC Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals
    • Deputy Chief Defence Scientist (Strategy and Program), DSTO
    • Australian Steering Committee Member, Chemical, Biological and Radiological Defence Materiel Memorandum of Understanding(CBR MOU)
    • Executive Chair, Aerospace Systems Group, The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP)
    • Deputy Chief Defence Scientist (Platform and Human Systems), DSTO
    • Chief, CSIRO Manufacturing Science and Technology
    • Chief, Division of Manufacturing Technology, CSIRO
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