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DMTC Annual Report released

DMTC is proud to announce the release of its latest Annual Report, which is available online and is currently being distributed to key stakeholders.

The report summarises the activities and achievements of the DMTC community for the July 2016 – June 2017 period and highlights continuing efforts to deliver enhanced Defence capabilities while also investing in Australian industrial capacity and in the research leaders of the future.

Our report also looks forward to opportunities and strategic developments for DMTC and its industry and research partners in 2018 and beyond.

View from our Publications page.

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DST Scientist honoured with Minister’s Award

DMTC congratulates Defence scientist, Ms Zenka Mathys, PSM, who has won the 2017 Minister’s Award for Achievement in Defence Science for improving fire safety for Navy ships, submarines and crew.

Ms Mathys is also a member of the DMTC Project 9.14 team, looking to advance blast and shock testing methodologies.

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, congratulated Ms Mathys (from Defence Science and Technology’s Maritime Division) for her outstanding scientific achievement in developing fire protection systems which have contributed significantly to the survivability of Navy platforms.

“Ms Mathys is a very deserving winner of this important defence science award,” Minister Payne said.

The annual Minister’s Award for Achievement in Defence Science recognises original and outstanding contributions capable of enhancing Australia’s defence effectiveness and efficiency.

More information is available here.

Mathys

Pictured (l-r) Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Ms Zenka Mathys, Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC. Image courtesy of the Department of Defence

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Round Two getting underway

DMTC’s Medical Countermeasures Program is growing with Round 2 projects announced by the Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP.

Medical countermeasures (MCMs) are vaccines, therapeutics and/or diagnostics against chemical, biological and radiological threat, emerging infectious disease and pandemics.

The new projects follow on from the first round of DMTC’s MCM Program that has been underway for around 15 months.

With its priorities set by Defence, seed funding for the DMTC MCM program has been provided by CSIRO and the Defence Science & Technology Group through its Next Generation Technologies Fund (NGTF). The aim of the MCM program is to accelerate the advanced development and deployment of countermeasures, with technical expertise from industry and research partners.

Under DMTC’s proven co-investment model, funding provided by Government customer agencies is leveraged by contributions of cash and resources from industry and research partners.

The Minister’s press release is available here and more details will be available on our website as soon as contract negotiations and project agreements are complete.

 

 

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Success for DMTC at Innovation Awards

DMTC has featured prominently in prestigious awards recognising success in naval and maritime innovation.

The Maritime Australia Industry Innovation Awards were presented by the Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, on 4 October at the Pacific 2017 International Maritime Exposition in Sydney.

DMTC received a High Commendation for its leadership of a project to study Microbiological Corrosion on Australian naval vessels, and DMTC researcher Peter Kabakov was recognised with the prestigious Young Innovator scholarship prize.

DMTC researcher Peter Kabakov

Employed by the Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Mr Kabakov has worked on a DMTC project involving research partners ANSTO and University of Wollongong and DMTC industry partner Thales Australia (Thales Underwater Systems) to establish an Australian production capability for single crystal, piezoelectric ceramics.

Read the full press release – DMTC Pacific awards

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