International recognition for “quiet achiever”

Former DMTC Director, Emeritus Professor John Norrish, has been made a Fellow of the American Welding Society in recognition of his distinguished contribution to the discipline.

The AWS is the peak body for welding and joining technology in the United States, with about 70,000 members industry, national research labs, universities and training organisations from the US and around the world.

Being elected a Fellow of the Society is a recognition of the distinguished contribution of individual members in the field of welding science and technology, in John’s case over more than 50 years.

Earlier this year John was also made a Fellow of DMTC, at which time DMTC Chair Tony Quick acknowledged John for his “unquenchable energy, vitality, willingness and ability to get involved in the detail of so many of our critical programs.”

There are more details on the University of Wollongong’s website here.

Posted by Harry Baxter on December 20th, 2018 Tagged: , , , , ,

Special recognition for DMTC Fellow

Federal Member for Ryan, the Hon Jane Prentice MP, used a speech in Federal Parliament earlier this year to publicly acknowledge the career of one of the founding fathers of DMTC, Emeritus Professor David St.John from the University of Queensland.

You can watch Mrs Prentice’s speech here.

The recognition in Federal Parliament followed David’s acceptance, earlier this year, of one of three inaugural DMTC Fellowships for significant meritorious contributions to the company.

In March 2019  a symposium named in Professor St John’s honour will be held at the international TMS 2019 conference in Texas. TMS brings together more than 4,000 engineers, scientists, business leaders and other professionals in the minerals, metals and materials disciplines.




Posted by Harry Baxter on December 18th, 2018 Tagged: , , ,

Honour for young researcher

DMTC congratulates Emily Kibble (pictured below), who won the AIDN-WA Young Achiever Award for her work on preventative measures against pathogenic bacteria. The award was presented by the Australian Industry and Defence Network Western Australia this month.

PhD candidate Emily Kibble

Emily is part of the research team at the University of Western Australia working on a DMTC project within the Medical Countermeasures program, along with research partners DST, the Peter Doherty Institute at the University of Melbourne and the University of Wurzburg. Emily is also supported under DMTC’s Education Program.

As the Western Australian Young Achiever award recipient, Emily will now be among the contenders for a national award to be announced in February 2019.

Posted by Harry Baxter on December 12th, 2018 Tagged: , , ,