DMTC announces first Award winners

The Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC) has congratulated the winners of its inaugural Awards for Excellence, which were announced at the company’s conference in Melbourne late last week.

The Awards recognise individuals and project teams whose efforts have significantly contributed to the execution of DMTC’s vision and mission.

Dorji Chavara and Andrew Gillen of ANSTO received Industry Partnership Awards for their crucial contribution to the capability of DMTC Industry Participant BAE Systems in the Propulsion Systems program.

Four Early Career Awards were presented to recognise the efforts of early career technical officers, engineers and scientists to DMTC projects. Recipients of this Award were Zengxi (Stephen) Pan of the University of Wollongong, Elizabeth Pham and Matthew Moyle of BAE Systems and Ryan Middleton of VIPAC.

Dinesh Shanmugam of Thales Australia won a Research Collaboration Award for the collaborative spirit in which he undertakes his work in the Armour Applications program.

Presenting the Awards, DMTC CEO Dr Mark Hodge said it was highly encouraging to witness the level of enthusiasm and commitment these Award winners had demonstrated.

DMTC’s workshop and technical conference was held on the 18th and 19th of February at Hilton on the Park in Melbourne, with around 120 people attending.

DMTC is a joint venture that brings together defence industry, universities and government research agencies to develop new materials and manufacturing technologies that will enhance Australia’s defence capability.

Posted by DMTC on February 23rd, 2010