Thoughts Become Actions: PhD Contributes to Breakthrough Bioelectronic Technology 

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 paralysed with motor neuron disease.  

 Equipping Australia’s Armed Forces - Nurturing Sovereign Defence Capability From The Ground Up

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, medical science, biotechnology and clothing. The Defence sector will be a key beneficiary of these diversified sovereign capabilities that are powered by leading-edge research and development (R&D).

Measuring Mental Preparedness for Unpredictable Circumstances

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 predict how an individual would perform in such unpredictable circumstances. 

DSI BEHIND THE SCENES: Professor Len Sciacca

DSI BEHIND THE SCENES: Professor Len Sciacca

 

PROFESSOR LEN SCIACCA – ENTERPRISE PROFESSOR, DEFENCE TECHNOLOGIES; ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING, THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

 

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 Technologies; Department of 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.

Supporting Research and Development for Composite Advancement

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 after, especially in the development of composites, and Australian universities and industry are proving that they can deliver.  

DSI BEHIND THE SCENES: Professor Iqbal Gondal

DSI BEHIND THE SCENES: Professor Iqbal Gondal


PROFESSOR IQBAL GONDAL - DIRECTOR INTERNET COMMERCE SECURITY LAB (ICSL), FEDERATION UNIVERSITY AUSTRALIA

 

With their finger on the pulse in the university and defence sectors, The Defence Science Institute’s (DSI) Liaison Managers act as the perfect conduits to collaboration between industry and academia.

Federation University’s Director Internet Commerce Security Lab (ICSL), Professor Iqbal Gondal talks about his journey into the field of education and defence.

Unconventional Research and Diversity in Defence

Unconventional Research and Diversity in Defence

The world of defence research spans an astonishingly broad array of disciplines, from science and technology to policy, law and ethics. But while the former subjects often take centre stage, with advancements in weapons and vehicles capturing the collective imagination, it is often the latter governing the use of these technologies that is overlooked.

PhD Develops Tool to Uncover Australian Defence Research Hubs

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 academia. Staying cognizant of this sovereign capability across Victoria’s university circles is vital.

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