Plenary Speakers

Air Commodore Joe Medved

Director General, Defence Aviation Safety Authority

Air Commodore Medved is an experienced aviation safety professional who holds an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering and postgraduate degree in aircraft vehicle design, aerospace engineering and business management.

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Joe Medved

Dimitri Mavris PhD

Regents Professor, School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology

For over 30 years, Dimitri has specialised in the integration of multi-disciplinary physics-based modeling and simulation tools. Dimitri's primary areas of research interest include advanced design methods, aircraft conceptual and preliminary design, and non-deterministic design theory.

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Dimitri Mavris

Dr. Alex Shekhter

Research Leader for Aerospace Platform Systems, Defence Science and Technology Group

Dr Shekhter sits on advisory boards for RMIT’s Sir Lawrence Wackett Defence and Aerospace Centre, DSTG and RMIT’s Structures and Materials Research Program Committee and Monash University’s Materials Science and Engineering Industry Board. Dr Shekhter holds a Bachelor of Materials Science and PhD in Materials Engineering from Monash University where she is also an Adjunct Professor. Dr Shekhter’s research interests include innovative structures and materials technologies, advanced space structures and materials and additive manufacturing.

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Enrico Palermo

Head of the Australian Space Agency

Enrico has led the Australian Space Agency since January 2021 from its headquarters in Adelaide. Since his commencement, Enrico has overseen a number of major milestones. Under his leadership, the Agency has reached an agreement with NASA for an Australian-designed, built and operated rover to be included in a future mission to the Moon. The first launch permit and launch facility license under the new Australian Space (Launches and Returns) Act have been issued, and there has been the first commercial launch attempt.

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Enrico Palermo

Important Dates and Events

Call for abstracts open

20 May 2022

Call for abstracts close

01 Aug 2022

Notification of abstract acceptance

08 Aug 2022

Early bird registrations open

12 Aug 2022

Paper submission deadline

01 Nov 2022

Early bird registrations close

25 Nov 2022

Standard registrations open

26 Nov 2022

Notification of paper acceptance

20 Jan 2023

AIAC20 Day 1

27 Feb 2023

AIAC20 Day 2

28 Feb 2023

Avalon Airshow

01 Mar 2023