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APISAT 2024 ORGANISING GROUPS AND SOCIETIES

Host Organising Society

The Host Organising Society, the Australian Division of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS Australian Division)
Meet your Organising Committee for APISAT 2024

 

The Australian Division of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS Australian Division)

As the oldest global Aerospace Society, the Royal Aeronautical Society is a prominent, independent, authoritative body that has influence on issues confronting today’s aerospace community. We foster expertise and professionalism through education, consultation, networking and recognition, by participating in government and industry body forums, conducting professional conferences/seminars, through industry promotion and measured advocacy and by briefing the media the Society plays an important role in raising the profile of, and connecting the participants across, the aerospace community.

Cees Bil
Chair

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RMIT University, Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty Member

Dr Nicholas Bardell
Deputy Chair

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Dr Nicholas Bardell has held a lifelong interest in aerospace and aviation and has spent his entire working career as an academic and a practicing professional aerospace engineer. He has held a number of academic appointments, and his industrial experience has been gained in a technical capacity on various civil and military aircraft projects whilst working for well-known aerospace majors such as BAe, Rolls-Royce, Northrop-Grumman and GKN Aerospace Engineering Services. He has published over 70 Journal and Conference papers, is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and is registered as a Chartered Engineer.

Qualifications: BSc (Hons), PhD, CEng, FRAeS.

Dr Man (Annie) Liang
Scientific Committee Chair/Publication

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Dr Annie Liang is a senior lecturer at RMIT University, teaching and researching in the areas of intelligent systems and simulation software for the aviation sector. She has a PhD in applied mathematics from ISAE-SUPAERO, one of France’s leading aerospace engineering schools, where she focused on optimising and controlling air traffic management systems. She has published multiple scientific papers in prestigious journals and conferences and received the Young Scientist Award in 2022 for her innovative research on sustainability and social awareness in aviation. She is passionate about developing and applying cutting-edge mathematical and computational methods to solve complex and real-world problems in the aviation industry and to contribute to its safety, efficiency, and environmental impact. She holds a Remote Pilot Licence issued by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, and she is a Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).

Geoff Wilkinson
Program Coordinator/Committee Member

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Geoff is the immediate Past President of the Royal Aeronautical Society –
Australian Division (RAeS-AD). He has accrued forty-seven years of global
professional aviation experience. His various roles and responsibilities have
spanned airline finance, airline operations, aerial reconnaissance planning
and execution, airport engineering consulting, mentoring senior airline
personnel, to his current University aviation lecturing responsibilities. He
continues postgraduate research in airport engineering safety.
During his tenure as President, Geoff served on the Executive Committee of
the Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology
(APISAT). He continues to contribute to the International Council of the
Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS). He chairs the ICAS Australia Board as Sydney
prepares to host the Australasian ICAS Congress in 2026.
Geoff was the recipient of the ‘Australian Aviation Mentor of the Year’ award
in 2019 in the UK. He has always advocated life-long learning and supports
‘Learning Organisation’ (LO) principles. He remains a Travel Industry Mentor
Experience (TIME) Mentor with the Sydney based Organisation, together with
his role as RAeS-AD Past President (until April 2024) and Perth branch
committee responsibilities.
Geoff has recently joined the team at WA DEFENCE REVIEW publication as
Aviation & Space Affairs Correspondent where he writes on various aviation
and space activities.
Geoff is passionate and motivated towards the advance of aviation,
particularly safety enhancement. His lecturing over the years has resulted in
many life-long friendships. His interests in this and other fields have taken him
to many global destinations.

Host Organising Group

The Host Organising Group Engineers Australia, is Australia’s national body for engineering and whose purpose is to advance the science and practice of engineering, for the benefit of the community.

Engineers Australia

With engineers we stand

Thinking that sparks new systems, structures and processes.

Innovations that make what could be, into what is.

Engineering is the essential link between thinking and doing. Between idea, and implementation. It’s our means for positive, sustainable change, with an influence on every aspect of modern society.

Engineers identify problems and seek opportunities. Their ability to provide solutions moves us all forward. Our role is to support them.

There for every engineer

As Australia’s national body for engineering, we’re the voice and champion of our 120,000-plus members. Providing them with the resources, connections and growth they need to do ethical, competent and high-value work in our communities.

It’s inspiring promising student engineers. Opening doors for graduates and setting them up for success. Enriching the skill sets of engineering professionals at every stage of their career, helping them learn, discover and fulfil their potential. With esteemed Chartered credentials offering recognition and prospects across the globe.

A trusted ally

Our partnerships across business, government and universities provide these sectors with a network of world-class engineers and assets that make progress possible.

Ultimately, what we do is simple. We support the engineering profession in every capacity. Representing it in policy and advocacy, upholding professional standards, nurturing talent and celebrating achievement.

At Engineers Australia, we back today’s problem-solvers.

So they can shape a better tomorrow.

Co-Organising Societies

The Co-organising Societies of APISAT.
Read about the origins of their societies and visit their websites to learn more about their fascinating work in the field of aerospace technology.

The Australian Division of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS Australian Division)

As the oldest global Aerospace Society, the Royal Aeronautical Society is a prominent, independent, authoritative body that has influence on issues confronting today’s aerospace community. We foster expertise and professionalism through education, consultation, networking and recognition, by participating in government and industry body forums, conducting professional conferences/seminars, through industry promotion and measured advocacy and by briefing the media the Society plays an important role in raising the profile of, and connecting the participants across, the aerospace community.

The Korean Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences (KSAS)

Founded in 1967, the Korean Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences (KSAS) is the leading professional organization for Aeronautical and Space Science in the Republic of Korea, with 5,500 members. The KSAS aims to promote the development of aeronautical and space science in the Republic of Korea through facilitating the interactions amongst members, supporting research activities, sharing up-to-date knowledge and discoveries, and educating the next generation and the public. The KSAS publishes monthly a peer-reviewed research journal, the Journal of the Korean Society for Aeronautical & Space Sciences.

The Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences (JSASS)

Further progress of the aerospace engineering is expected as a leading field of the science and technology. More than sixty years after the world war, aerospace industry in Japan has made a progress to proceed in our own foot. With this progress, our society has actively conducted international exchanges and cooperation with the other societies in Japan as well as enhancement of our journals. It is difficult to obtain the cutting-edge information in the wide field of aerospace engineering. However, our society has 15 authorized technical committees covering various technical fields to select the principal topics for the conferences and the journals.

The Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics

The Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (CSAA) was founded in 1964 by a group of aeronautical scientists led by Qian Xuesen (1911-2009, also known as Tsien Hsue-Shen). Over the past six decades, it has committed to facilitating the advancement of aeronautical sciences and aviation industry through a variety of activities.

CSAA is well-organized and enjoys a good reputation in the Chinese aeronautical community. It has about 260 corporate members and over 110,000 registered individual members. There are 47 technical committees, covering nearly all aeronautical disciplines, 14 work committees and 3 special committees for steering its activities in academic exchange, international cooperation, talents recommendation, science popularization, education and training, science & technology consulting, achievements evaluation and appraisal, publication, conference and exhibition, degree thesis evaluation, UAS and awarding, etc.

It organizes over 100 activities every year. Eight member stations have been established in districts with high member density to provide better services. Besides, 20 local societies have been established all around China.

CSAA sponsors 8 journals, namely, Aerospace Knowledge, Aerospace Knowledge Youth, Acta Aeronautica Et Astronautica Sinica, Chinese Journal of Aeronautics, Journal of Aerospace Power, Journal of Aeronautical Materials, Advances in Aeronautical Science and Engineering and Journal of Guidance, Navigation and Control.

CSAA has developed cooperation with its counterparts in the U.S., Russia, U.K., Japan, South Korea, Australia, Czech and Israel. It is a full member society of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS) and is about to join the International Coordinating Council of the Aerospace Industries Association (ICCAIA) on behalf of China’s aviation manufacturing industry.