Dr Mark Hodge
Chief Executive Officer
Dr Mark Hodge was appointed inaugural DMTC Chief Executive Officer in June 2008. A professional engineer with a background in technology management and commercial application of technology, Dr Hodge has worked in the defence and aerospace sector for over 15 years.
Prior to joining DMTC, Dr Hodge was the CEO of Australian Aerospace & Defence Innovations Ltd, working with domestic and international industry & government clients to manage technology and develop commercialisation and corporate strategies in the aerospace and defence sectors. He spent five years as Senior Engineer and Director of Research and Development for the US based Defence sector technology development company, METSS Corporation and has lectured in materials technology and mechanical engineering at Monash and Victoria Universities respectively.
Dr Hodge has authored several US patents and is widely published in journals, trade publications and conference proceedings. He holds a BEng (Hons) and PhD (Engineering) from Monash University and has completed executive management qualifications at the Ohio State University and the University of Melbourne. In October 2008 he won the Monash Materials Engineering Alumni of the Year award.