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Non Destructive Evaluation Tools developed by AFRL and partners allow aircraft maintainers in the field to remotely inspect under C-130 floorboards for underlying structural issues. (Courtesy Photo) AFRL and partners develop remote access tool for aircraft inspections
Mr. Charles Buynak, a research engineer from the Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, recently completed an effort to develop a portable Surgical Nondestructive Evaluation (SuNDE) tool that provides a supplemental field-level aircraft inspection capability for the identification and advanced notification of major
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2016
ASTM International Chairman Dr. Ralph Paroli (left) presents AFRL materials engineer Dr. Andrew Rosenberger with the ASTM International Award of Merit for his distinguished service and exceptional committee work in the area of metals fatigue and fracture.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Steve Thompson) AFRL materials engineer receives prestigious ASTM International Award of Merit, Fellowship
Dr. Andrew Rosenberger of the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate was honored with the ASTM International Award of Merit on May 3, 2016, in San Antonio for his distinguished service and exceptional committee work in the area of metals fatigue and fracture. A recognized expert in the area of mechanical behavior of materials, Rosenberger
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Advanced layered sensing, command and control and cyber technologies are anticipated to be important contributors to future Air Force capabilities. Air Force officials are rejuvenating the Strategic Development Planning process to deliver the multi-domain solutions needed to fly, fight and win in 2030 and beyond. (U.S. Air Force graphic) New Air Force Development Planning effort key to Third Offset
In 2030 and beyond, the Air Force will achieve air superiority with a networked family of capabilities that may include legacy systems like the F-22 and F-35, new concepts such as manned/unmanned teaming, and advanced weapons including lasers, hypersonic munitions, or cyber capabilities.To help the Air Force define and develop future capabilities,
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2016
1st. Lt. Jason Goins, project engineer from AFRL's Advanced Power Technology Office, briefs Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Lt. Col. Scott Fitzner, Chief, Acquisition Support Branch, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate on new energy capabilities demonstrated in the Forward Operating Base of the Future project. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sergeant Marissa Garner) Air Force Secretary kicks off AFRL Forward Operating Base of the Future Project
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James toured Joint Base San Antonio's Basic Expeditionary Airmen Skills Training facility (BEAST) March 22 to gain insight about the various operations and capabilities, and to kick off the Air Force Research Laboratory's FOB of the Future demonstration project."Today, I'm pleased to announce that the FOB of
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2016
Vice Commander of the 88th Air Base Wing Colonel Elena Oberg, along with Colonel Frederick Hunt, Deputy Director of the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, present Dr. Augustine Urbas with the Wright-Patterson Volunteer of the Quarter award at a March 9, 2016, ceremony for his work with Dayton high school students.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Marlana Sanders) Spirit of volunteerism shines in AFRL engineer
Cultivating an early interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics--or STEM disciplines--is an important part in developing the next generation of scientists and engineers.  Dr. Augustine Urbas of the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate has recently been honored as the Wright-Patterson AFB Volunteer of the Quarter for doing
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2016
AFRL scientist Dr. Timothy White recently received the Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the Materials Research Society for his work in liquid crystalline materials.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Lori Hughes) AFRL scientist receives award from prestigious research society
Dr. Timothy White of the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory was recently named a recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Young Investigator Award of the Materials Research Society. This award recognizes exceptional, interdisciplinary scientific work in the field of materials science by a young scientist or
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2016
AFRL materials engineer Dr. Benjamin Leever received the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Award of Excellence at a February 22, 2016, Pentagon ceremony for his role in standing-up the newest US Department of Defense Institute for Manufacturing Innovation. (U.S. Air Force Photo) AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate engineer lauded for advancing domestic manufacturing capabilities
Air Force Research Laboratory materials engineer Dr. Benjamin Leever received the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Award of Excellence at a February 22, 2016, ceremony at the Pentagon. The Honorable Frank Kendall presented the award for Leever's integral role in standing-up the newest U.S.
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2016
Dr. Timothy Bunning, Chief Scientist of the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, received a prestigious 2016 Materials Research Society fellowship for his work in responsive soft matter electro-optical and photosensitive materials.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Lori Hughes) AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate Chief Scientist honored with prestigious fellowship
Dr. Timothy Bunning, Chief Scientist of the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, has been named a 2016 Fellow of the Materials Research Society, a community of professionals that promotes the sharing and advancement of ideas to improve the quality of life and the state of materials research worldwide.As Chief
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2016
The enabling attributes of Gallium Liquid Metal Alloys (GaLMAs) make them ideal for 3D freestanding liquid metal structures, as demonstrated by these GaLMA “snowmen.” These structures can lead to the development of three-dimensional circuitry. (U.S. Air Force photo) Gallium alloys could be the future of radio frequency electronics
Electronic circuits and antennas for integral Air Force systems and tasks could one day receive a boost in effectiveness, thanks to the research and development of Gallium Liquid Metal Alloys (GaLMAs) underway at the Air Force Research Laboratory.GaLMAs are composed of the liquid metal, gallium, and other conductive metals.  They are being
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2016
Nobel Prize winning scientist Dr. Alan J. Heeger, along with colleague Dr. Xiong Gong, visited the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate on January 26, 2016, to present their research in room-temperature ultrasensitive photodetectors. (U.S. Air Force photo/David Dixon) Nobel Laureate visits AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate
Dr. Alan J. Heeger, recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, visited the Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate on January 26, 2016, to present his work with room-temperature ultrasensitive photodetectors.Heeger, who received the Nobel Prize for his breakthrough discovery and development of
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