Dr. Chris Armstrong

Dr. Chris Armstrong

NSW Government

Dr Chris Armstrong PSM is the Acting NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer and the Director of the Office of Chief Scientist & Engineer. Chris and the Office work across a number of policy and program matters, and science and engineering issues of relevance to Government and the NSW economy. Currently a major set of activities includes work relating to quantum computing and related technologies, air quality in association with road tunnel developments in Sydney, issues of PFAS contamination in NSW, and mining in the Sydney Catchment.

Chris was also heavily involved in supporting the then Chief Scientist & Engineer on the Independent Review of Coal Seam Gas in NSW, as well as an assessment of coal dust associated with the Hunter Valley Coal Chain.

He was awarded a Public Service Medal in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours for “outstanding public service to science and engineering, particularly to policy review and development in NSW”.