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iLAuNCH leaders

Dr Rosalind Dubs | Chair of Advisory Board

Dr Rosalind (Ros) Dubs FTSE FAICD is a scientist who developed her executive career with commercial and international focus in the aviation, transport, and defence industries. 

  

Over her career, Dr Dubs chaired the Australian Space Industry Innovation Council and held governing board roles in private and public organisations, serving as non-executive director of Aristocrat Leisure Limited, ASC Pty Ltd, Astronomy Australia Ltd, ANU Enterprise Pty Ltd, Science in Australia Gender Equity Ltd, and SmartSat CRC Ltd.  She also managed international engineering companies for Thales SA and served as Director of Operations Support for Airservices Australia, Registrar of the Australian National University, and Deputy-Vice-Chancellor (External Relations) at the University of Technology Sydney.  

  

Dr Dubs is Chair of the Advisory Board for iLAuNCH and provides expert advice on product industrialisation, business development, major project oversight, finance and risk management.

  

“I expect the iLAuNCH Trailblazer to be a game changer for the Australian economy by progressing sovereign launch and launch manufacturing capability for our nation’s young space industry.  As Chair of its Advisory Board, I look forward to working with UniSQ and its university and industry partners to help propel Australia’s space sector to address market opportunities and build scale.”

Professor Anna Moore is at the forefront of the expansion of Australia’s space industry. She is Director of the Australian National University (ANU) Institute for Space (InSpace). 

  

Professor Moore was instrumental in the formation of the Australian Space Agency, as part of the Australian Government’s expert reference group. She is a distinguished researcher, a world-leading expert in astronomical instrumentation and a global leader in the emerging field of transient infrared astronomy.  

  

Her expertise is critical to the space industry in Australia, NASA, the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, and many other global space industry partners. Anna is an inspirational role model to many women and is ensuring women thrive in the traditionally male-dominated STEM workforce. While 16 per cent of Australia’s STEM-qualified workforce are women, the InSpace team is more than 50 per cent female.

  

Over her career, Professor Moore has raised over $150 million in funding across 23 manufacturing projects. She was awarded Female Leader of the Year at the Australian Space Awards (2021), and ANU InSpace was named Research Organisation of the Year at the Australian Space Awards (2022).

 

Professor Moore is a key researcher for iLAuNCH as a world expert in astronomical instrumentation.

 

“As Director of the Australian National University Institute for Space, a key university partner of the iLAuNCH Trailblazer, I will lead iLAuNCH operations in the Australian Capital Territory. Working with global industry and research partners across many disciplines, InSpace is uniquely positioned to create new opportunities and help advance Australia’s growing space industry.”

Industry Associate Professor Colin Hall is a distinguished materials scientist with a combined 27 years in academia and private industry and has delivered collaborative projects worth over $10 million within the past seven years. His research focus is on identifying new materials and enhancing current material uses, specialising in additive manufacturing and coatings for industry partners operating in aerospace, automotive, mining, agriculture and medical.

 

A/Prof. Hall is at the Future Industries Institute (University of South Australia), is a key member of the Materials Engineering Group, is the current branch president for Materials Australia, and is the SA node lead in the ARC ITTC Surface Engineering for Advanced Manufacturing (SEAM) working with partners LaserBond and SANTOS. He was awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for New Innovator for the commercialisation of the world’s first, OEM supplied plastic mirror in 2016.

 

Associate Professor Hall is a key researcher for iLAuNCH as an expert in thin film coatings and wear-resistant structures and coatings for extreme conditions.

 

I will be the South Australian node leader for iLAuNCH operations, responsible for project management and SA-based education delivery. The SA node will focus on the commercialisation of additive manufacture, optical coatings and combining the two technologies for bespoke space applications. Over the next four years we will bring in new manufacturers and expand existing activities to grow the space engineering ecosystem.”

Dr Tristan Shelley is an experienced Research Fellow with a wealth of experience in the aerospace industry, specialising in advanced composites manufacturing. Since 2019, Dr Shelley’s research focus at the University of Southern Queensland has been on a variety of projects including advanced pultrusion manufacturing, novel sensing technologies for the in-process monitoring of composites curing, and artificial intelligence techniques applied to composites manufacturing.

  

Between 2016 and 2019, Dr Shelley was a Research Engineer within the Composite Centre at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), The University of Sheffield, where he developed and led an industry research portfolio with Boeing, GKN Aerospace and Dowty Propellers worth over $8 million.

  

At the University of Southern Queensland, Dr Shelley has led a CRC-P on Advanced Composite Pultrusion Manufacturing program worth over $10 million, serves as Co-Director for the NO WASTE pilot precinct engaged in tackling regional waste issues through local research collaboration, and serves as Co-Director for the Sustainable Industry Manufacturing Planning for Long-term Ecosystems (SIMPLE) Hub.

  

Dr Shelley supports the establishment of iLAuNCH as an important element in Australia’s space industry as Interim Chief Technology Officer. 

  

“I am excited to see iLAuNCH have a major impact on the Space manufacturing sector. My current role as Interim Chief Technology Officer sees the development and facilitation of the core ground-breaking industry-led research projects, which address current challenges hindering the commercialisation of technologies.”