Dr Mark Harwood
Mark Harwood completed his tertiary education at the University of Sydney where he received B.Sc., B.E. (Hons) and Ph.D. degrees. His postgraduate studies were focused on radiotelescopes and computer techniques for antenna design and measurement.
Mark played a key role in the development of Australia’s national satellite system from its inception in 1980. He was responsible for the conceptual system design for four generations of Optus satellites. Mark has now retired from Optus where he was General Manager, Strategy and Planning for the satellite business.
During his university years, Mark was something of a ‘closet Christian’ because he could not understand the basis of his faith. He assumed that God must have created through the processes of evolution (theistic evolution) but that idea provided no meaningful basis for Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross. When he was confronted on the historical truth of Genesis he realised that the early chapters of Genesis were actually true and fundamental to the Christian faith. His subsequent journey of investigation convinced him of the theological and scientific basis of the Genesis account of creation.
Dr Harwood is now employed by CMI as a speaker and scientist and he has oversight of the speaker development program and the Australian and Singaporean volunteer groups. Today, he speaks passionately about the Gospel relevance and the scientific integrity of the Genesis account of creation, both in Australia and internationally.
See a sample video of Dr Mark Harwood here:
See also Dr Harwood’s interview in the Creation magazine: ‘What goes up …’: An interview with satellite specialist Dr Mark Harwood, B.Sc., B.E. (Hons.), Ph.D.
Articles published with Creation Ministries International:
- An unbalanced perspective—A review of Christian Perspectives on Origins by Steve Badger and Mike Tenneson
- Concealed under Carlisle Cathedral’s carpet: dinosaurs!
- Created to be inhabited
- Anyone for tennis?
- Is there scientific proof of the existence of God?