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Dr. Sheldon ‘Lee’ Semiatin, the Air Force Senior Scientist for Materials Processing and Processing Science, has been named the recipient of the 2018 ASM International Albert Savuer Achievement Award. The prestigious award recognizes him for making significant contributions to materials research and development that have led to the establishment of the discipline of Processing Science, impacting the worldwide research endeavor. (U.S. Air Force photo) AFRL senior scientist to receive prestigious materials science and engineering achievement award
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A senior scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate will receive the prestigious 2018 ASM International Albert Sauver Achievement Award in fall, 2018.Dr. Sheldon “Lee” Semiatin, the Air Force Senior Scientist for Materials Processing and Processing Science, will
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The Air Force Forward Operating Base of the Future demonstration focuses on alternative energy sources such as smart controllers, microgrids, advanced batteries and solar cells to ensure operational energy sources exist to power the Air Force global mission. The project also evaluates energy reduction technologies such as shelter insulation and efficient HVACs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Jason Goins) AFRL’s Energy and Environment Team wins top Air Force acquisition leadership award
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Energy and Environment Team was recently named the recipient of the Air Force John J. Welch, Jr. Excellence in Acquisition Leadership Award. The prestigious award recognizes the accomplishments of an Air Force team who, over the course of a year, make significant
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Dr. Santanu Bag, a project scientist at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, is exploring cost-efficient manufacturing of solar cells using additive technology. AFRL researchers explore automation, additive technologies for cost efficient solar power
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Inspired by newspaper printing, and taking cues from additive manufacturing technology, researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory are exploring new ways to make solar cells more cost efficient—increasing application potential in the process. “Sun is abundant, and it’s free,” said Dr. Santanu Bag, a
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Dr. Timothy J. Bunning, Chief Scientist, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, was elected to the 2017 Class of the American Chemical Society of Fellows. ACS is the world's largest scientific society and a leading source of authoritative science information, with more than 157,000 members worldwide. The fellow honor, awarded to only 65 members this year, recognizes members for distinguished contributions to science and for their contributions to development and leadership of the society. Bunning is one of only a handful of AFRL scientists to ever achieve this honor. (Courtesy photo) Air Force Senior Technologist named ACS Fellow
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --  A principal scientific expert at the Air Force Research Laboratory was selected as a 2017 Fellow of the American Chemical Society for his outstanding achievements and contributions to science and professional leadership in the field.Dr. Timothy J. Bunning, Chief Scientist, Materials and Manufacturing
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The Air Force Research Laboratory’s AgilePod has commenced a series of flight tests aboard a Douglas DC-3 aircraft in preparation for integration on the Air Force MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle later this year. AgilePod is fully flight-line reconfigurable, and enables operators to meet a variety of mission sets with multiple sensors on a single platform. (U.S. Air Force photo/David Dixon) AFRL’s cutting edge ISR platform commences Harvest Reaper flight testing
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A year of cutting-edge technology development and prototyping by Air Force Research Laboratory teams has culminated in a series of flight demonstrations as part of the Sensors Directorate Blue Guardian “Project Harvest Reaper.” AFRL’s AgilePod has embarked on a series of flight tests aboard a Douglas DC-3
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Dr. Dean Evans, Advanced Development Team Leader, in the Photonics Materials Branch, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, will be formally named a SPIE Fellow in an upcoming ceremony.   (U.S. Air Force photo) AFRL researcher named International Society for Optics and Photonics fellow
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A pronounced research leader from the Air Force Research Laboratory was recently selected as a fellow of The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). Dr. Dean Evans, Advanced Development Team Leader of the Photonic Materials Branch, Functional Materials Division, Materials and Manufacturing
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Dr. Jeffrey Calcaterra, the Structural Materials Evaluation Team Lead in the Systems Support Division, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, has been selected as the newest inductee into the Air Force Safety Hall of Fame. The award recognizes individuals who have made contributions of enduring and significant impact to Air Force safety and mishap prevention. (U.S. Air Force Courtesy Photo)

AFRL engineer inducted into Air Force Safety Hall of Fame
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --  It may not be as illustrious as a spot in the Pro Football or Baseball Halls of Fame, but for the Air Force, an induction into the Safety Hall of Fame indicates an unequaled excellence in dedication to maintaining and sustaining the safety of the fleet and the Force. Dr. Jeffrey Calcaterra, the Structural
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Dr. John Wertz, a materials research scientist in the Materials State Awareness Branch, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, demonstrates Digital Thread concept applications to aircraft maintenance activities. Real time aircraft data, checklists and feedback through Digital Thread capabilities can enable better decision making by warfighters on the field, enhancing life cycle sustainment of Air Force platforms.  (U.S. Air Force photo / Marisa Alia-Novobilski) Digital Thread laces decision-making, data for Air Force acquisition
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --  As information technology has advanced and improved over the years, modeling and simulation tools, sophisticated analytical capabilities and data analytics have increased in importance throughout a product’s life cycle. For the Air Force, a concept born in the lab is set to change the way weapon systems are
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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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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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