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(L-R) Dr Nick Beagley, Research Leader Land Human Systems, Ross Coad, Acting Group Leader - Food & Nutrition, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Defence, Andrew Nikolic, Member for Bass, and Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck, Minister for Tourism and International Education and Minister Assisting the Minister for Trade and Investment, at the DST Site in Scottsdale TAS.
Media Release
15 March 2016
Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, announced that the Government will invest $7.2 million in an innovative new food processing technology.
Jie Ding examines electrolyte material that can function as both battery component and body armour.
8 March 2016
Jie Ding and Deanne Bateman have together dedicated over 35 years to the world of science.
You could nominate for the Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia.
3 March 2016
If you’ve done innovative work for defence technology, you could nominate for the Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia.
Strategic Alliance signing between DST Group and QinetiQ. (L-R) Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinksy, Greg Barsby, Managing Director, Qinetiq and WGCDR Ben Main, Air Force (DGTA).
Media Release
1 March 2016
QinetiQ Australia and DST Group have formed a Strategic Alliance that will capitalise on the long-standing and deep partnership between both organisations.
DST Group's new Filter Screening Tool developed for the PC-9 aircraft.
13 February 2016
Defence Scientists have developed a Filter Screening Tool (FST) which will become the primary tool for routine assessment.
Part of cover image for DSTO Annual Review 2014-15
12 December 2015
DST Group has released its Annual Review for 2014-15, capturing the highlights and achievements for the last financial year.
L-R: Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss with Assistant Minister for Defence Darren Chester.
3 December 2015
Deputy PM Warren Truss has launched a book focusing on the work of Defence scientists to identify the search zone for the missing Malaysian flight MH370.
L-R Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky, Minister's Award winner Dr Mark Patterson, and the Minister for Defence Materiel and Science the Hon Mal Brough MP
26 November 2015
Dr Mark Patterson has won the 2015 Minister’s Award for his contributions to the protection and wellbeing of Australian soldiers.
DST Group's rework alignment tool
18 November 2015
Defence scientists have invented a tool to reduce effort and increase accuracy for repair work on aircraft.
Picture of Brian Ferguson, awarded signal processing scientist
12 November 2015
The Acoustical Society of America has recognised Dr Brian Ferguson for his contributions to in-air and in-water acoustic classification, localisation and tracking.