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  • AFRL set to open new Center of Excellence with Carnegie Mellon University

    ARLINGTON,Va. – The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate will kick off a new $5 million university led Center of Excellence (CoE) with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). The new CoE focuses on Data-Driven Discovery of Optimized Multifunctional Material Systems:
  • Air Force scientists discover unique stretchable conductor

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory has developed liquid metal systems which autonomously change structure so that they become better conductors in response to strain.Conductive materials change their properties as they are strained or stretched. Typically, electrical conductivity decreases and resistance
  • AFRL employees receive Fellow and Early Career Award recognition

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The AFRL Fellows program recognizes outstanding scientists and engineers in research achievements, technology development and transition achievements, or program and organizational leadership. Individuals selected for this honor represent the top 0.3 percent of AFRL's professional technical staff and join an
  • AFRL team invents cargo aircraft tire change tool

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – How many airmen does it take to change a cargo aircraft tire? Too many, according to J.D. Bales, Air Force Research Laboratory and Junior Force Warfighter Operations team member of the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate.The 60th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, part of the Air Mobility Wing at Travis Air
  • Additive manufacturing promising with AF-9628, a high-strength, low cost steel developed in AFRL

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Parts additively manufactured with AF-9628, an Air Force steel, are about 20 percent stronger than conventional AM alloys, in terms of ultimate tensile strength, according to research conducted by Capt. Erin Hager, an Air Force Research Laboratory employee and recent graduate of the Air Force Institute of
  • AFRL employees receive Great Minds in STEM Award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The Air Force Research Laboratory has winners in the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation Great Minds in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Heroes Award for 2019.GMiS is a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping America technologically strong by promoting STEM careers,
  • AFRL licenses second technology to local firm

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Battle Sight Technologies has acquired a second patent license related to infrared materials as signaling tools for nighttime military operations.A year ago, Dr. Larry Brott of the Air Force Research Laboratory, along with his co-inventors, licensed a technology to BST for a pressure-activated marker that
  • Students showcase innovation research for Air Force at AFRL summer poster session

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – About 70 student researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate displayed their research objectives, efforts and learning experiences at the directorate’s summer student researcher poster session Aug. 1 in the auditorium of Building 653.The students, ranging from
  • AFRL technology supported historic Apollo 11 mission

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The United States recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s historic walk on the moon. Project Apollo, led by NASA in the 1960s and 70s, achieved this feat following years of research, development and precursor missions. While countless individuals and organizations enabled the space
  • AFRL researcher named American Chemical Society Fellow

     WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - A research chemist from the Air Force Research Laboratory was recently chosen as a 2019 Fellow of the American Ceramic Society for his exceptional contributions and accomplishments in the science and technology community.Dr. Hilmar Koerner, research team lead in the Structural Materials Division of AFRL, is