Celebrating quiet achievers: Rizwan Rashid & Suresh Palanisamy
DMTC’s Awards for Excellence provided an opportunity to acknowledge two members of the DMTC community for their long-standing commitment to collaboration and industrially-relevant research.
Professor Suresh Palanisamy from Swinburne was presented with a Special Commendation for more than a decade of contributions to DMTC as a program leader, project leader, mentor and advocate for the company.
Suresh’s expertise and input, individually and in collaboration with industry and government agency counterparts, has been pivotal to outcomes achieved across a range of DMTC activities and disciplines.
Rizwan Rashid from Swinburne was presented with the SoldierOn Award, a new category of award to recognise quiet achievers and individuals who embody DMTC’s values of integrity, trust, inclusivity and commitment in their work ethic and pursue successful and enduring outcomes for DMTC and its partners.
Dr Rashid was nominated for his tireless and often unrecognised efforts in support of a number of advances in areas of involving laser-assisted as well as conventional machining, laser cladding repair, additive manufacturing and surface engineering. Dr Rashid has made invaluable contributions to a number of DMTC technology development projects over the past 10 years.
Rizwan has also been one of the driving forces behind the success of DMTC’s supply chain development program working with regional clusters of Australian small businesses. His work ethic, responsiveness and commitment to collaboration is acknowledged universally by colleagues and the DMTC Management Team.