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Our high achievers

DST scientists and engineers are frequently recognised for their achievements in helping to safeguard Australia with defence science innovation.

You can browse news articles celebrating our recent high achievers below, or filter the list to view recipients of some regular awards such as The Minister's Achievement Award and The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) Scientific Achievement Awards.

Latest recipients

Comcare Prevention Award

Defence's robotic ordnance-handling facility has enhanced safety by removing humans from hazardous situations.

Minister's Award for Achievement in Defence Science

Defence Scientist, Dr Sylvie Perreau, has been awarded the 2020 Minister's Award for Achievement in Defence Science, for her excellence in signal processing and wireless networks within highly classified environments both nationally and internationally.

ADM Women in Defence 'Rising Star' award

Less than three years into her professional career, Amy Stringfellow has been awarded the ADM Women in Defence 'Rising Star' award for her achievements in Defence science.

Dr Renée Webster’s analytical chemistry research is contributing to the safe and effective use of fuels by Defence.
National Measurement Institute (NMI) Prize

Defence scientist Dr Renée Webster has been awarded a prize for excellence by the National Measurement Institute (NMI) in recognition of her significant contribution to analytical chemistry.

Public Service Medal

DST's Dr Dale Lambert is one of a number of public servants to have been awarded a Public Service Medal in 2020 for outstanding public service.

Minister's Award for Achievement in Defence Science

Dr Neil Gordon has been awarded the 2019 Minister's Award for Achievement in Defence Science for his research that led to one of most important surveillance algorithms of the past 50 years.

Chief Defence Scientist Professor Tanya Monro presents the Eureka prize to Team Grey Scan
Eureka Prize

A University of Tasmania team has won a Eureka Prize for the development of the world's first trace detection device that can identify inorganic explosives in under a minute.

CDS Tanya Monro has won the South Australia Award for Excellence in Women's Leadership.
Excellence in Women's Leadership

Chief Defence Scientist Tanya Monro has won the South Australia Award for Excellence in Women's Leadership.

Public Service Medal

Dr Olivia Samardzic has received the Public Service Medal for her contribution to providing the ADF with superior operational capability.

DMTC Early Career Research

DST's Brodie McDonald has been awarded an Early Career Research award by the Defence Materials Technology Centre for his contributions to vehicle survivability.

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