Dr Smith is the CEO and technical director for EOS Space Systems. In the past, Dr Smith also held the positions of CEO of EOS Technologies and Head of Research and Development. Prior to joining EOS he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Defence Force Academy where he developed novel techniques for imaging-polarimetry and spectro-polarimetry at thermal IR wavelengths. Dr Smith has lectured in Physics, Electronics and Military Ballistics. He obtained Bachelors and PhD degrees from the University of Melbourne.