David Jarvis, Head of Strategic & Emerging Technologies at ESA. Project manager Amaze (3D)
Professor David Jarvis is Head of Strategic & Emerging Technologies at the
European Space Agency (ESA), and he is responsible for €125 million of R&D
activity and a team of 12 managers and research fellows.
Professor Jarvis has 13 years’ experience conceiving, assembling and managing large-scale, international consortia of academic and industrial scientists in the fields
of new materials, advanced manufacturing and energy research.
This entails the co-development of strategic technologies, with universities and companies
in many different sectors such as space, aeronautics, automotive, power generation, chemical, security and nuclear fusion.
Prof Jarvis holds a BEng and PhD from Swansea University, UK. He has published about 25 scientific papers and made numerous patent applications in materials and manufacturing.
In 2012, Professor Jarvis was elected as a foreign member of the Royal
Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).
He is also the Chairman of Metallurgy Europe, a one billion euro programme on metals research.