2012 Student Conference Success

The 2012 DMTC Student Conference was a great success with sixteen students presenting updates on their research projects. The best judged presentations from each of the three domains (air, land and sea) are being given the opportunity to present their work at the 2013 DMTC Annual Conference in Canberra. Students were also educated in the areas of IP and Commercialisation and Presentation Skills. The three winners were:

Land Domain: Eric Yang, The University of Melbourne, “Structural Performance of Armour Connections Subject to Impulsive Damage”

Sea Domain: Cameron Barr, The University of Melbourne, “Equal Channel Angular Processing of Nickel Aluminium Bronze for Marine Platforms”

Air Domain: Donna Capararo – University of Queensland, “Mechano-chemical rate determining step and mechanisms of crack initiation in aircraft coatings”

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DMTC Briefing Series – Part 4

DMTC is presenting a four-part briefing series to increase the awareness within the Defence community on the objectives and outcomes of the DMTC program, including technical achievements and enhancements to Australian industry capability.

The briefings are open to all, however they are targeted towards CDG and DMO representatives. Discussion and questions after each briefing are encouraged.

For further information, please contact

Briefing 4

Date: 6 December, 2012

Time: 13:00

Location: Canberra

Presenter(s): Dr Matt Dargusch – Chief Technology Officer.


Briefing Details:

This next presentation titled ‘Achievements and Opportunities in the Air Domain will discuss a number of technical outcomes of the DMTC Air Domain Program to date and provide insight into where DMTC can provide support to future sustainment and acquisition programs. The technical discussion will also present examples of cross-disciplinary utilisation of technology, and discuss opportunities to leverage successes in the Land and Maritime sectors into the Air domain.

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Round 2 of PIC Innovation funding closing soon

DMTC stakeholders are reminded that the second application round of the PIC Innovation Program will be closing at 2pm AEDT on Friday 7 December 2012. Any company wishing to apply for funding in this round will need to ensure applications have been submitted by this time. Defence has been quite specific that late applications will not be accepted by the Program. Details can be found here

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DMTC Project Leader wins prestigious Von Karman award

DMTC’s hypersonic and high temperature materials project leader, Dr. Michael Smart was awarded the prestigious von Karman award for international aerospace cooperation in aeronautics at the recent International Council of Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS) conference in Brisbane. Dr. Smart was a co-recipient of the reward with Dr Allan Paull (DSTO), Mr Doug Dolvin (US Air Force Research Laboratory) and Dr Kevin Bowcutt (Boeing Research and Technology, USA).

DMTC congratulates all recipients of this award. Further details can be found here

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