Investing in the future: Research & Collaboration

DMTC hosted another successful Student Conference in Melbourne on 9 October.

Our annual student conference is conducted in partnership with the Research Training Centre for Naval Design and Manufacturing (RTCNDM) and the Defence Science Institute.

PhD candidate Alain Moriana outlines his research at the DMTC Students Conference

The focus of the Conference is to give PhD and Masters candidates the opportunity to professionally present on the progress and conclusions of their research work to their peers and to continue to develop their presentation and communication skills.

Students came from across Australia to present their work and talk research with the next generation of R&D scientists and engineers.

Students presented to representatives from industry and Defence.

Students coming to the end of their PhD study were encouraged to consider that milestone as only the “end of the beginning” in relation to advancing in their research careers in the defence sector.

Posted by Harry Baxter on October 9th, 2018 Tagged: , , , ,

2016 Student Conference

Held on 9 November in Melbourne, DMTC’s annual Student Conference was conducted in collaboration with the Research Training Centre for Naval Design and Manufacturing (RTCNDM) and the Defence Science Institute (DSI).

A total of 19 students provided 300 word abstracts of their research work and a 15 minute presentation.

Students represented a wide range of universities including Swinburne University, RMIT, University of Queensland, University of Wollongong, Flinders University, University of Tasmania (Australian Maritime College), Monash University and the University of Melbourne.

The audience consisted of 40 people from across DMTC’s research, industry and defence community. Topics ranged from materials and manufacturing, motion planning and mapping – robotics, shock and CFD modelling, sustainment and through-life assessment models to simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM) algorithms.

The conference proved to be a great opportunity for students who had attended workshops on clear science writing and dynamic presentation skills to put their new skills to practice.  Just as importantly, the conference and conference dinner gave students the opportunity to network with each other and with their academic supervisors. An encouraging outcome was the number of students already discussing the links between their individual research topics and future potential collaboration opportunities.

Posted by DMTC on November 16th, 2016 Tagged: , ,