Dylan Sherman

Dylan Sherman
Policy Chair
2022 – 2025
dylan@fpspi.org

Dylan is an alum of Future Problem Solving from the Australia affiliate. After competing in 2007-2012, he has continued to engage with the program through various roles including coaching, evaluation, competition scene writing and national committee management.

He is a lawyer, nano-materials engineer, and educator who strives to create change through multidisciplinary action. Selected as a 2020 Australian John Monash Scholar and Oxford Clarendon Scholar, he currently studies a DPhil (PhD) in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, where he also holds a Stipendiary Lectureship and Junior Dean position at Trinity College. Prior to this, he was awarded a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (Honours) with the University Medal and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Sydney. Dylan was recognised as a 2022 American Chemical Society CAS Future Leader, with his published research investigating the application of nanoscale porous hybrid materials to gas sequestration, sensing and water purification technologies. In the legal sector, Dylan previously practiced as a corporate lawyer at Clayton Utz (Sydney), specialising in IP, product liability and administrative law, and is a world champion negotiator.

Passionate about youth education, Dylan coordinated the global program ‘Da Vinci Decathlon’ for 10 years to actively increase access for regional centres to enrichment and STEM programs. At the tertiary level, he works to empower communities of future ethical leaders as the 2021 Clarendon Scholars Association President and current Chair of the Association’s Strategic Advisory Committee. Alongside these pursuits, he is a multi-national champion percussionist and enjoys coaching and competing in orienteering through seldom seen natural landscapes.