Our high achievers

DST Group 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

US Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service

DST's Marcus McDonald has been awarded the US Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service.

Minister's Award for Achievement in Defence Science

Internationally recognised Defence scientist, Ms Zenka Mathys, has won the 2017 Minister's Award for Achievement in Defence Science.

South Australian iAwards
DST’s Trustworthy Systems team has taken out three iAwards in South Australia.
Defence scientist Dr James Palmer (right) and team member Simon Palumbo
Stanford Australia Foundation - CSIRO ON Accelerate Scholarship
Defence scientist Dr James Palmer has been awarded the inaugural Stanford Australia Foundation - CSIRO ON Accelerate Scholarship to attend an executive course in the US.
A photograph of Corporal Daniel Keighran VC and DST's Felicia Pradera
DMTC Research Collaboration Award
DST's Felicia Pradera has been awarded a Research Collaboration Award by the Defence Materials Technology Centre.
Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne, the 2016 Minister’s Award for Achievement in Defence Science recipient Dr Brian Ferguson and Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky.
2016 Minister's Achievement Award in Defence Science
Defence scientist Dr Brian Ferguson has won the 2016 Minister’s Award for Achievement in Defence Science.
DST Food Production Manager Peter Chick.
Individual Contribution Award - Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards
DST Food Production Manager Peter Chick has taken out the Individual Contribution category at the Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards ceremony.
Kayla Johnson won the Best Young Scientist Award at the International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology.
Best Young Scientist Award
Defence researcher Kayla Johnson has won the Best Young Scientist Award at the International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (ICTTP).
Award winning Redwing devices (Greengum and Greygum) were developed by DST.
Public Sector Innovation Award
The Redwing suite of counter-IED devices, developed by DST Group, has won the inaugural Public Sector Innovation Award.
Zenka Mathys receives PSM in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
2016 Queen’s Birthday honours.
Congratulations to Zenka Mathys who was awarded a Public Service Medal (PSM) in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday honours.

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