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Vanessa Ha and Mark Ryan with the equipment used to stretch the yarn samples used in their shape-memory polymer research.
29 March 2019

The Reactive Tourniquet is a multi-functional material project, one of several exciting research ventures for the Future Soldier program.

27 March 2019

DST's Brodie McDonald has been awarded an Early Career Research award by the Defence Materials Technology Centre for his contributions to vehicle survivability.

Media Release
18 March 2019

Defence is partnering with industry to develop Defence's space capability. 

14 March 2019

Defence scientists have developed game-changing 'common aperture' radar receiver technology which will improve the performance of the ADF's Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN).

13 March 2019

DST scientists are developing a personal cooling system that uses heat pipes to rapidly and efficiently move heat from a human torso to a cooling device.

Prof Calum Drummond and Acting CDS Todd Mansell.
1 March 2019

DST and RMIT University have signed a new four-year collaboration agreement to undertake experimentation and testing on advanced materials and structures.

L-R: David Perry, Northrup Grumman USA; Mike Gallagher, Acting CEO Northrup Grumman Australia and Acting CDS Todd Mansell at the signing
Media Release
27 February 2019

Defence technology research will be expanded under a strengthened strategic alliance between DST and global security company, Northrop Grumman Australia.

14 February 2019

Scholarships are available to high-performing students to undertake a full-time PhD at the University of New South Wales in Canberra.

Media Release
12 February 2019

The Australian Government is committed to encouraging young Australian women to pursue their interests in STEM both at school and in the workforce.

11 February 2019

Defence is seeking to extend and expand scientific research in human performance.