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Mark Harwood

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Mark Harwood

Mark Harwood attended the University of Sydney where he received a Ph.D. on "Computer Techniques for Antenna Design and Measurement". His postgraduate studies focused on radiotelescopes and computer techniques for antenna design and measurement.

Mark has been active an active supported of creation missions in Austrial for many years where he as served as a leader for the Sydney Support Group. He is currently a speaker for Creation Ministries International.

Industrial Activities

Mark Harwood with a model of the Optus C1 satellite

Mark Harwood has been working in Australia for the past 30 years in the telecommunication industry, specializing in satellite communication. In the 1980s, he helped developing AUSSAT, Austrailia's first domestic satellite system that was first launched in 1985. Mark Harwood also designed the antennas and beams on the satellites and the communication system on spacecrafts.

Mark is now working in Optus which is an Australia's leading telecommunicational company that serves more than six million customers each day. The company provides a broad range of communications services including mobile, national and long distance services, local telephone, international telephone, business network services, internet and satellite services and subscription television. In 2001, SingTel became the parent company of Optus, paving the way for Optus to become a strong and strategic telecommunications player within the Asia-Pacific region.


During his university years, Mark believed that God created through the processes of theistic evolution. In 1979, he was dealing with the historical truth of Genesis and realized that the early chapters of Genesis were based on the Christian faith. His later journey of investigation convinced him of the theological and scientific basis of the Genesis account of creation.

Dr Mark Harwood is well known internationally in the commercial communications satellite field, but he says that there has never been any conflict between his beliefs as a creationist and his scientific understanding of how the real world works. He comments, ‘I’ve had a few verbal jousts with some colleagues, but when it comes to discussing science and the Bible I am always able to answer them logically. I’ve found that once this line of discussion has been thoroughly explored, it is then easier to move to issues of faith, and belief that Jesus is the Son of God.’


  • B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics
  • B.Eng. (Hons) in Electrical Engineering
  • Ph.D. on "Computer Techniques for Antenna Design and Measurement"


Mark Harwood
Creation Ministries International
PO Box 4545
Eight Mile Plains
Qld 4113 Australia
Phone: (07) 3340 9888
Fax: (07) 3340 9889
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