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

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.
Portrait of Chris Wallbrink, recipient of the 2013 Jaap Schijve Award.
2013 Jaap Schijve Award
DSTO's Dr Chris Wallbrink is the first Australian to receive the international Jaap Schijve award for young aeronautical engineers.
Dr Doug Cato is the winner of the 2012 Minister's Achievement Award in Defence Science for his work on whales sounds
2012 Minister's Achievement Award in Defence Science
Dr Doug Cato is the 2012 winner of the Minister's Achievement Award in Defence Science.
Land Warfare Conference 2012
Second Best Paper Award at Land Warfare Conference 2012
Minister Warren Snowdon presented awards for best papers and best scientific poster.
DSTO's Dr Allan Paull receives the von Karman Award for International Co-operation in Aeronautics.
2012 Von Karman Award
Defence Science and Technology's (DSTO's) Dr Allan Paull receives the von Karman Award for International Co-operation in Aeronautics.
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2012 TTCP Award
Nineteen past and present Defence Science and Technology (DSTO) staff members were recognised for their international collaboration in 2012.
Acting Chief Defence Scientist Dr Warren Harch, Dr Elena Mazourenko and Secretary of Defence Mr Duncan Lewis.
2012 Secretary of Defence Fellowship
Dr Elena Mazourenko is the winner of the 2012 Secretary of Defence Fellowship.
L to R: Minister for Defence Science and Personnel Warren Snowdon, Minister's Award for Achievement in Defence Science 2011 awardee Cheng Anderson, Secretary of the Department of Defence Duncan Lewis.
2011 Minister's Achievement Award in Defence Science
Dr Cheng Anderson is the 2011 winner of the Minister's Achievement Award in Defence Science.
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2011 TTCP Award
Twenty past and present Defence Science and Technology (DSTO) staff members were recognised for their international collaboration in 2011.

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