Mr. Molent provides innovative training and applied solutions related to Aircraft Structural Integrity issues. He also offers consulting advice and training experiences to international and local government, industry and academia.
Loris Molent AM graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Engineering (Aeronautical) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He commenced employment at the then Aeronautical Research Laboratories in 1984, and has worked in the fields of aircraft structural integrity, structural mechanics, structural & fatigue testing, advanced bonded repair, aircraft vulnerability & aircraft accident investigation. He has provided training and consulting to a broad audience.
He has over 250 publications in these technical areas and is a qualified aircraft accident investigator. He has been attached to both the then Civil Aviation Department (1985) and the US Navy (NAVAIR, 1990-1991) in Washington D.C. as an airworthiness engineer. In 1997 Mr Molent’s research work was assessed as the equivalent to a PhD and was promoted to Senior Research Scientist. Mr Molent was the Defence Science and Technology Group’s Head of Emerging Aircraft Structural Integrity. Loris is also an accomplished and engaging public speaker & lecturer in his technical areas of expertise. He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is married to Catherine and has two children (Natasha and Alexander) and lives happily in Melbourne Australia.