Dr Andrew Rider

Dr Andrew Rider is currently the Aerospace Composite Technologies Group Leader in DST Group’s Aerospace Division.

He has over 25 years research experience in the areas of composite materials and bonded structure and the application of advanced repair technologies to Australian Defence aircraft.

More recently, the Aerospace Composite Technologies Group has developed research programs in multifunctional composite materials, with the purpose of creating advanced capability for future Defence Aerospace platforms.

Recent research within the group has developed antenna elements that have been directly integrated into composite structure, as well as, energy storage devices that are compatible with traditional composite manufacturing processes.