Coveted CSIRO award for DMTC Project Leader
DMTC Project Leader Yen Bach Truong has been recognised for her outstanding research efforts with a CSIRO Julius Career Award.
The Julius Career Awards are designed to enhance the careers of exceptional early to mid-career scientists, and reinforce the culture of scientific excellence in CSIRO.
Dr Truong’s work is a critical part of CSIRO’s contribution to a DMTC project that is developing a new nanostructured fabric system for protective garments, to protect the wearer against chemical, biological and radiological threats.
CEO of DMTC, Dr Mark Hodge, was full of praise for Dr Truong’s contribution to the DMTC project.
“Yen’s work with the DMTC since 2015 has been really challenging, and she has risen to every one of those challenges,” Dr Hodge said.
“Yen has excelled in not just the expert and technical components of the project, but also in managing a wide range of industry and research partner inputs, from different institutions in Australia and New Zealand.
“Most importantly, Yen has significantly contributed to engaging with and meeting the requirements of our Defence customer.
“Yen is a really outstanding role model for early career women and men who want to translate an interest in STEM disciplines into promising, long-term careers.”
Selected by a distinguished panel of senior CSIRO scientists, researchers receive three years of grant funding and support to pursue short-term external secondments or skills development.
Among other things, Dr Truong plans to use the award to attend an international Materials Research Society conference to advance her understanding of potential applications for nanofibrous materials in sensors.
Further information about the DMTC project led by Dr Truong is available here.