DST Group scientist Dr Long Nguyen received the Young Innovator prize at the 2016 Land Forces Conference in Adelaide. Supported through the DMTC scholarship program, Dr Nguyen’s doctorate research focused on modelling and predictive analysis of ballistic protection offered by new composites used in helmets and vests.
The application of Dr Nguyen’s research to Army land vehicles may provide protection against high lethality blast and ballistic threats encountered in theatre while maintaining reasonable vehicle weight.
DMTC postgraduate scholarships are awarded to those candidates whose research areas align with future defence capability requirements and the corresponding opportunities within defence industry. Sponsored postgraduates are supported through scholarships and professional development courses. In 2016 there were 16 active postgraduates involved in DMTC’s Education Program, with a further five conferred their PhD.Posted by DMTC on September 17th, 2016