Dr Dong Yang Wu took up her appointment as Chief of Aerospace Division in July 2017. In this role, she leads the work of over 300 scientists, engineers and technicians who undertake science and technology work to support the operation of Defence’s fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. Dr Wu has an M.A. and a PH.D in physical chemistry from The University of Haute Alsace (France), and a B.A degree in chemistry from Sun Yat-Sen University (China). She is a fellow of The Academy. Prior to joining DST, Dr Wu worked for The Boeing Company for eight and a half years as the Managing Director of Boeing Research & Technology-China, as the Manager of the Melbourne Technology Centre, and as the Chief Scientist of Boeing Research and Technology – Australia. Before joining Boeing, Dr Wu spent 17 years working at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) of Australia as a leading scientist and lead of the Sustainable Polymeric Materials Research Program, where she researched and successfully commercialised new technologies in Australia and globally.