DSTO welcomes new Chief Defence Scientist
From today, Dr Alexander Zelinsky takes up the post of Chief Defence Scientist and head of the Defence Science and Technology Organisation.
Dr Zelinsky has worked with private and public sector organisations at the senior executive level and was previously the Group Executive, Information Sciences Group in the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
He was appointed to the position of Chief Defence Scientist and head of DSTO in December 2011 by the Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon.
“Since joining the CSIRO in 2004, Dr Zelinsky’s focus was on building the research capabilities of his Group to address Australian national challenges, particularly in energy, health, agriculture, mining and environment sectors,” Mr Snowdon said.
Dr Zelinsky is an internationally recognised scientist who has made substantive technical contributions in addition to providing leadership to the high technology community.
DSTO is pleased to have Dr Zelinsky on board.
View Dr Zelinsky's biography.