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Read how DSI has helped enhance the defence ecosystem through collaborations, funding and networking in our latest impact case studies.in the defence sector

Bacteriophages as an Alternative Therapy to Skin Infections

The discovery of antibiotics in 1928 was a landmark in medical science. However, as antibiotics evolved, so did the very bacteria they were attacking, and antibiotic resistance soon began to
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A New Generation of Novel Optics Find Application in Defence

Swinburne University and defence technology experts DefendTex recently teamed up to conduct innovative research, utilising their combined expertise. The team studied how to minimise environmental as well as personnel health and safety risks associated with detonation of energetic materials in diverse Defence-related
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Thoughts Become Actions: PhD Contributes to Breakthrough Bioelectronic Technology 

In an Australian scientific breakthrough, a tiny device capable of translating brain signals into computer commands began a world-first clinical trial in 2019. The Stentrode™, a world-first matchstick-sized brain-computer interface (BCI), was implanted into a blood vessel in the brains of two people severely
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DSI BEHIND THE SCENES: Dr Claire Davis

DR CLAIRE DAVIS – ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DSI DSI’s got a new Associate Director, whose years of experience in Defence means she’s hit the ground running. Dr Claire Davis tells us more
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PhD Develops Tool to Uncover Australian Defence Research Hubs

With its ear to the ground, seeking out research capability to advance Australia’s defence sector, the Defence Science Institute (DSI) plays a pivotal role in fostering R&D collaborations between Defence, industry and
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Supporting Research and Development for Composite Advancement

In the dynamic, challenging defence and national security sector maintaining a competitive edge comes down to who has the best technology and equipment. Faster, lighter and stronger is always sought
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Thoughts Become Actions: PhD Contributes to Breakthrough Bioelectronic Technology 

In an Australian scientific breakthrough, a tiny device capable of translating brain signals into computer commands began a world-first clinical trial in 2019. The Stentrode™, a world-first matchstick-sized brain-computer interface (BCI), was implanted into a blood vessel in the brains of two people severely
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Equipping Australia’s Armed Forces – Nurturing Sovereign Defence Capability From The Ground Up

The research, materials and approaches used in modern manufacturing are evolving rapidly and transitioning their target markets towards a much more diverse array of industries including construction, food packaging, transport,
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DSI BEHIND THE SCENES: Professor Len Sciacca

With deep networks across university and the defence sector, DSI’s Liaison Managers act as the perfect conduits to collaboration between industry and academia. Enterprise Professor, Defence Science & Technology, and Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Melbourne, Len Sciacca talks about his roles in education, industry and defence and the importance of long-term collaboration for successful research outcomes.
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Measuring Mental Preparedness for Unpredictable Circumstances

In modern military operations the ability to react with agility and speed while a situation unfolds is critical. Measuring one’s mental preparedness, termed ‘Operational Cognitive Readiness’ (OCR), could potentially help
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