Coming from a family of four engineers and one artist, David’s interest in engineering has always been more than just a career. Graduating from UNSW as University Medallist, David went on to complete his PhD in computational mechanics at age 26. David has since been specialised in the continuum and computational mechanics of advanced structural materials such as carbon fibre reinforced plastics and biological tissue. He has worked as research fellow at the University of Nottingham UK, been research associate in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and is now a lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at UNSW Sydney. He has worked in applying his models for Boeing Research and Technology, the Composites CRC of Australia, and collegiate researchers around the world. David is a member of the Engineering Education Innovation Committee in the Engineering Faculty (ranked #1 in Australia) and has pioneered the development and implementation of new technologies into his teaching practice at UNSW. He is the course convenor and lecturer for the largest foundational first and second year engineering subjects (Engineering Mechanics and the Mechanics of Solids), teaching over 1,000 students each year. He is married to a philosopher and lives, hikes and rock climbs with his family in the beautiful world heritage national park, the Blue Mountains of Australia.
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