Dr Matthew David
Ainsworth Building (J17) Level 2, Room 208A Kensington Campus
Dr. Matthew David holds a doctorate in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. He has more than 12 years of experience with composites for both aerospace and automotive applications beginning with his time at Airbus working on a research project on composite stiffened wing panels as an Aerospace engineering undergraduate from RMIT University. Dr. David began his formal career at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) as a research engineer focused on activities in the field of crashworthiness and composite bonding technologies. During his time at DLR, Dr. David collaborated in various multi-disciplinary research programs with a number of research institutions and government agencies from across the globe. He was also an active contributor to the Crashworthiness Working Group of the Composite Materials Handbook coordinated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Following this, he joined Multimatic, a Tier 1 Canadian automotive parts supplier. Matthew was a key contributor to the development of performance enhancement composite parts using advanced modelling and simulation tools. At present, Dr. David is employed by UNSW as the Centre Manager of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Center for Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites (AMAC). AMAC established under the Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP) of Australian Government, commenced its operations on 29 May 2017. This UNSW led Centre is a collaboration between the Australian National University (ANU), the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and several industry partners.