Samuel Nen Phaltang is a Queensland-based African-Australian Aerospace Avionics and Electrical Engineer and also holding a position as a Vice President of Nuer Community in Queensland. He has been a Youth leader from 2013 to 2017 where he inspired many youths with his cultural ability including teaching of youths. He is focused and driven by his pursuit for excellence. He takes pride in his current job as an engineer for Airbus in Australia Pacific where he is currently ambassador for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as part of Little Engineers. He has been involved in aAfrican community activities.
Samuel Nen John Phlatang, Aviation Engineer
Samuel was born and grew up in South Sudan Leer Town and left his home town in 2000 due to war, went to Uganda and Kenya before coming to Australia in 2007.
He graduated High School as an ESL student and got offered a chance to study bachelor of Engineering Aerospace Avionics at QUT. He graduated in 2014 and worked for Quality Avionics at Archiefield Airport and Signal Automation (Livezi) but later went back to university to study a bachelor of Electrical engineering at QUT again. He is currently studying Masters of Engineering at the University of New South Wales Canberra at ADFA. He says he selected this field because he was interested in understanding the functionalities of the helicopter gunship that chased him and his family away from his village in South Sudan.
Nen encourages African youths to follow his example regardless of difficulties they have faced. He has made himself noticed, despite the intricate demands of the job.“