Researcher

Mr David Lyons

My Expertise

Composite materials. Mechanical engineering design. Naval architecture. Industry practitioner - engineering.

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

Experienced consulting engineer and teacher in the fields of composite materials, naval architecture and yacht design.

Professional Associations – CEng - Chartered Engineer (Engineering Council, UK). Fellow, The Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Member, Engineers Australia. RPEQ - Registered Professional Engineer, Queensland.

LinkedIn – www.linkedin.com/in/davidhlyons

Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – UNSW...view more

Experienced consulting engineer and teacher in the fields of composite materials, naval architecture and yacht design.

Professional Associations – CEng - Chartered Engineer (Engineering Council, UK). Fellow, The Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Member, Engineers Australia. RPEQ - Registered Professional Engineer, Queensland.

LinkedIn – www.linkedin.com/in/davidhlyons

Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – UNSW 1987

Grad. Cert. University Learning & Teaching

Other Professional Associations/Memberships

  • International Technical Committee Offshore Racing Congress (1997 - )
  • Special Regulations sub-Committee International Sailing Federation (2009 - 2016)
  • National Safety Committee Yachting Australia(2010 - 2016 )

Legal/Technical Expert - Composite Materials and Naval Architecture

  • My expert reports have been tendered in the NSW Coroners Court, Supreme Court of NSW, the NSW District Court, The Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of New Zealand.  I have appeared at numerous higher-level mediations as expert and appeared as a witness in court proceedings as an expert engineer.

1987-1989          Unilever – manufacturing engineering

1989-1992          DIAB Australia – composite engineering

1992-1996          Full time consultancy – Director, Seaflyer Pty Ltd

1996-2004          DIAB Australia – composite engineering

2000 -                 Lecturer, School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, UNSW

2004–2011         EMP Composites (Nuplex Industries) – Founder, general manager

2011 -                 Full time consultancy – Director, Seaflyer Pty Ltd t/as Lyons Chartered Engineers

 

National and international sailor – competed at the Admiral’s Cup (UK), Australian Champion Melges 24 class 2009, overall winner 1993 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race on my own design Micropay Cuckoo's Nest.

Recipient, Australian Sports Medal 2000 (Sailing).

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Location

Ainsworth Building J17, Room 208D
UNSW Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Kensington Campus, NSW 2052


Contact

+61 2 90659480
0296631222

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