Fire safety scientist wins Minister’s Award

Internationally recognised Defence scientist, Ms Zenka Mathys, has won the 2017 Minister’s Award for Achievement in Defence Science for improving fire safety for Navy ships, submarines and crew.

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, today congratulated Ms Mathys from Defence Science and Technology’s Maritime Division for her outstanding scientific achievement in developing fire protection systems which have contributed significantly to the survivability of Navy platforms.