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

Dr Bob Mathews accepting his award at The Hague. Photo courtesy of Henry Arvidsson/OPCW.
OPCW-The Hague award
Defence Science and Technology Organisation's (DSTO's) Dr Bob Mathews has been awarded the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) The Hague award.
Rhys Lehmann with Dr Zelinsky and Air Commodore Noel Schmidt during the awards presentation.
2014 Royal Aeronautical Society’s ADF Aviation Safety Award
Rhys Lehmann has received the 2014 Royal Aeronautical Society’s Australian Defence Force (ADF) Aviation Safety Award for his outstanding contribution to helicopter flight dynamic modelling.
The Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert (right) awards Dr Stephen Burke with the 2014 Minister’s Award for Achievement in Defence Science.
2014 Minister's Achievement Award in Defence Science

Defence Science and Technology Organisation's (DSTO's) Dr Stephen Burke has won the 2014 Minister’s Award for Achievement in Defence Science.

Three of the developers of the Digital Video Guard, (L-R) John Shield, Mark Beaumont and Brad Hopkins, with SA Premier Jay Weatherill.
2014 Research and Development iAward
A digital encryption technology developed by the former DSTO has won a prestigious South Australian ICT Award.
Dr Greg Calbert (right) with Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky
2014 Secretary of Defence Fellowship
Australia's oil security will be scrutinised under a new Secretary of Defence Fellowship awarded to Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) Senior Research Scientist Dr Greg Calbert.
From left: Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky, Stealth Technology expert Dr Andrew Amiet and Mr Robert Stuart, Assistant Minister for Defence.
2013 Minister's Achievement Award in Defence Science
Dr Andrew Amiet has won the 2013 Minister's Award for Achievement in Defence Science.
(L-R) Acting Secretary of the Department of Defence, Brendan Sergeant, Captain Carl Bird, Mike Bell (DSTO), Laurie Bird (DMO), Mark Pitt (DSTO), Wing Commander Joe Bennett and CDS Dr Alex Zelinsky.
2013 Prime Minister 'Top Gold' Award for Excellence in Public Sector Management
Defence has been presented with the Top Gold Award for Industry at the 2013 Prime Minister Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management.
Anne-Marie with Dr Len Sciacca, a former member of the ARC College of Experts.
Member of ARC College of Experts
DSTO scientist Dr Anne-Marie Grisogono has been selected by the Australian Research Council (ARC) to join their College of Experts.
Portrait photo of Mark McKenzie.
South Australian Science Excellence Award
DSTO physicist Mark McKenzie has been awarded a South Australian Science Excellence Award for 2013.
Dr Alex Zelinsky, after receiving the Pearcey Medal, with Senator Kate Lundy.
2013 Pearcey Medal
Dr Alex Zelinsky has been awarded the 2013 Pearcey Medal.

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