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

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.
Loris Molent
2010 Minister's Achievement Award in Defence Science
On Friday 29 October, Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon, presented international awards to 13 Australian defence scientists whose research has significantly enhanced Defence capabilities.
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2010 TTCP Award
Thirteen past and present Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) staff members were recognised for their international collaboration in 2010.
Greg Combet shaking hands with Dr Gordon Frazer after presenting him with his award.
2009 Minister's Award for Achievement in Defence Science
Dr Gordon Frazer is the recipient of the Minister's Award for Achievement in Defence Science for 2009.
Dr Bruce Hinton with his Minister's aircraft maintenance Award for Achievement in Defence Science.
2007 Minister's Award for Achievement in Defence Science
Dr Bruce Hinton is the recipient of the 2007 Minister's Award in Defence Science for his outstanding achievement in preventing and controlling corrosion in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) aircraft fleet.
Dr Stephen Cimpoeru with his Minister's Award for Achievement in Defence Science.
2006 Minister's Award for Achievement in Defence Science
Dr Stephen Cimpoeru was awarded for his outstanding achievement in enhancing the survivability and protection of Army vehicles.
Dr Tony Lindsay with Senator Sandy Macdonald and CDS Dr Roger Lough.
2005 Minister's Award for Achievement in Defence Science
Dr Tony Lindsay was awarded for his outstanding achievement in enhancing protection for Australian Defence Force (ADF) aircraft against electronic warfare threats.
Graeme Egglestone (left) inspects a camouflage jacket with a soldier.
2002 Minister's Award for Achievement in Defence Science
Graeme Egglestone received the 2002 Minister's Award for Achievement in Defence Science for developing a range of innovative combat clothing for Australian soldiers.
Dr Chris Norwood, new Australian submarines scientist in a DSTO lab.
2000 Minister's Award for Achievement in Defence Science
Dr Chris Norwood received a 2000 Minister's Award for Achievement in DSTO for his significant contributions to the management and control of noise and vibration in maritime platforms.

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