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Air Force Capt. Joseph Ausserer assists Aerospace Propulsion Outreach Program students installing their design for testing and evaluation in the Aerospace Systems Directorate’s Small Engine Research Laboratory. The program, referred to as APOP, is a directorate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) initiative that funds year-long undergraduate engineer capstone programs across the country that focus on gas turbine engine projects. (Courtesy Photo) Aerospace Systems Directorate Uses Educational Partnerships to Further STEM Program
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate’s (AFRL/RQ) is using Educational Partnership Agreements as important tools in the Aerospace Propulsion Outreach Program. The program, referred to as APOP, is a directorate science, technology, engineering, and math initiative that funds year-long
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Default Air Force Logo AFRL agreement with Advanced Optical Technologies, Inc. supports tech transfer
The AFRL Directed Energy Directorate in New Mexico recently signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Advanced Optical Technologies, Inc. that allows AOT the use of advanced Air Force instrumentation at AOT's new facility in the Sandia Science & Technology Park. The instrumentation was developed by AOT for DoD contracts here over
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Default Air Force Logo AF responds to hiring freeze
The Air Force is working with the Defense Department to provide additional guidance on the federal civilian hiring freeze implemented Jan. 23.
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Default Air Force Logo New site will boost the Air Force Research Laboratory’s ability to drive innovation
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A new downtown Dayton collaboration site is expected to bolster the two-way flow of innovation for the Air Force.On January 30, Wright Brothers Institute (WBI) signed a lease for approximately 8,000 square feet inside 444 E. Second Street in downtown Dayton. Pursuant to its partnership intermediary agreement
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Maj. James Enderby, joined by R2-D2, served as emcee and coordinator for the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate’s Star Wars-themed Safety Down Day.  The annual event encourages personnel to observe and refresh themselves on proper safety protocol.  (U.S. Air Force photo/David Dixon) AFRL Directorate highlights workplace safety with themed event
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- In a galaxy not so far away, safety was the word of the day.The AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate highlighted safety as a top priority on January 26, 2017, taking time out to observe the organization’s annual Safety Down Day. Star Wars was this year's theme, and the message was all about using the
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Col. Patrick Storms (third from left), Chair of the Aerospace Medicine Department at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, talks with the students in this year's Advanced Aerospace Medicine for International Medical Officers course. The students spend 23 weeks at USAFSAM for the course. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rick Eldridge) International students part of USAFSAM’s rich heritage
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- As the oldest continually operating institution of its kind, the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine -- part of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing -- has long been a leading institute for education, research and operational consultation in the field of aerospace
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Dr. Adam Pilchak, a materials research engineer at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, is the recipient of the 2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their career. (U.S. Air Force Photo) AFRL researcher honored with Presidential Early Career Award
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- An innovative materials research engineer in the Metals Branch, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, was named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by President Barack Obama, January 9.Dr. Adam L. Pilchak is one of only
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Jon Tirpak served as guest speaker for the 64th Annual Materials and Manufacturing Directorate Awards Luncheon. Having begun his career as a lieutenant in the directorate in the early 1980's, Tirpak now serves as the Senior Program Manager for the Advanced Technology Institute Advanced Materials Division. (U.S. Air Force photo/David Dixon) AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate celebrates annual honorees
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The men and women of the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate came together January 13, 2017, to celebrate “A Century of Scientific Excellence” and honor the year’s outstanding performers at the 64th Annual Awards Luncheon.Laura Rea, Senior Technology Program Manager for the Soft Matter Materials
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Dr. Shekhar Guha, senior scientist, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, will be formally named an OSA Fellow in a ceremony in San Jose, California, May 2017. Guha designs experiments incorporating laser beam propagation through linear and nonlinear media, which are useful for predicting experimental results.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Donna Lindner/released). AFRL researcher named optical society fellow
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A prominent materials research engineer from the Air Force Research Laboratory was confirmed as Fellow of The Optical Society at the organization’s annual meeting in October. Dr. Shekhar Guha, a materials research engineer in the Photonic Materials Branch, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, AFRL, will
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Dr. Mark Benedict, a senior materials engineer and America Makes Chief Technology Adviser at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate discusses the potential for additive manufacturing of aircraft components in metal. The complex geometry of the rocket nozzle benefits from the use of additive manufacturing due to its complex, specialized design. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Marisa Alia-Novobilski) Embracing opportunity: additive technology for manufacturing
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – It’s a materials scientist’s dream, but as some experts say, an engineer’s nightmare. For scientists and engineers at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, can be a powerful tool for rapid innovation.Ultimately, it’s a
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