Dr Benedict de St. Amatus is the founder of the Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials (AIHEM), a Chair of the AIHEM Academic Council. Dr de St. Amatus is also a founding member of United Scientists Association of Technology Inc. He is a Reader of the Australian Research Council and an active researcher in Process, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, who authored and co-authored more than 80 scientific manuscripts. Dr de St. Amatus is a recipient of multiple university and ARC research grants and a former ARC/CSIRO postdoctoral fellow. He has participated in the development of the fuel delivering system of the Olympic Torch and Community Cauldron for the Sydney-2000 Olympic Games, which received EA Engineering Excellence Award. Dr de St. Amatus is an ex-State Councillor of the Australian National Party in Victoria.