Tung Tran

Adelaide, South Australia

Police officer, criminal investigator

As a serving South Australian police officer and victim of a shooting while on duty, Tung has firsthand experience of the inefficiencies of our criminal justice system. He wants to refine the way police collect, catalogue and present crime scene evidence in a bid to reduce response times and alleviate administrative paperwork. The grant is helping him to develop his MyEvidence software platform for mobile use and buy equipment to test and develop analysis models for hazardous substance identification. The implementation of molecular sensing capabilities will help emergency services safely respond to hazardous situations, including chemical spills, suspicious packages and even save lives in drug overdoses.

“My vision is for the Australian criminal justice system to be regarded as the best in the world.”

Tung Tran