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:
In recognition of his contributions to process development in the ferrous industries and the development of a scientific understanding of abrasive-impact wear phenomena, Ian Sare was awarded a Centenary Medal for his research in metallurgical science and engineering.