Who we are
We Are A Gateway To Australia’s Defence Science Capability
With a deep network across Australia’s science and technology landscape, we help build defence science research networks, facilitate collaborations and assemble multi-disciplinary teams including scientists, engineers, and researchers from industry and the academic community.
The Defence Science Institute (DSI) was established in 2011 within the University of Melbourne and is funded jointly by the State Government of Victoria, the Commonwealth Government’s Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group and our university members.
Our multi-disciplinary team comprises senior professionals from industry, government and academic backgrounds.
Professor Adrian Pearce
A/Prof Claire Davis
A/Prof Toby Murray
CONTRACTS AND BUSINESS ANALYSIS
MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS
DSI Board Members
Mr John O’Callaghan (Chair)
VICTORIA DEFENCE INDUSTRY ADVOCATE, STATE GOVERNMENT OF VICTORIA
Mr Unni Menon
ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CAPTURE TEAMS JOBS, INNOVATION AND BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF JOBS, PRECINCTS AND REGIONS
Dr. Maria Athanassenas
ACTING PROGRAM LEADER, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY COORDINATION, SCIENCE EBGAGEMENT & IMPACT DIVISION, DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY GROUP
Professor Liz Sonenberg
PROFESSOR AND PRO VICE-CHANCELLOER DIGITAL & DATA, THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Ms Laura Anderson
CHAIRMAN, SVI GLOBAL PTY LTD.
Mr Miles Partridge
DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING, TECTONICA AUSTRALIA PTY LTD.
Dr Tony Lindsay
DIRECTOR OF LOCKHEED MARTIN STELARLAB, LOCKHEED MARTIN AUSTRALIA
Professor Callum Drummond AO
DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR AND VICE PRESIDENT RESEARCH AND INNOVATION, RMIT UNIVERSITY
Dr Joanna Donagan
DIRECTOR, GLOBAL INNITIATIVES, OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY VICE-CHANCELLOR (GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT) MONASH UNIVERSITY
DSI Liaison Managers
Dr Navid Mohajer
RESEARCH FELLOW, MECHANICAL DESIGN STEMS DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Dr John Besida
RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION, RMIT UNIVERSITY
Ms Rosy Calabro
CENTRE COORDINATOR, SIR LAWRENCE WACKETT CENTRE
A/Prof Daniel Lai
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING
Mr Quin Chang
DIRECTOR OF ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT, LA TROBE UNIVERSITY