My educational background is in theoretical physics. My PhD thesis (Moscow University of Applied Physics and Technology) dealt with models of sound-vortex interaction and flow acoustics. I have significant R&D experience in defence sponsored projects (data fusion, sensor networks, flow noise, new vibro-elastic materials) on which I worked in academia and industry. I have been working at Defence Science and Technology since 2005, initially in the area of Hazard Modelling and Bioengineering. Since 2014 I am the Group Leader for Acoustic Signature Control, a group which researches novel solutions for acoustic signature management.