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  • Air Force awards grants to 40 scientists and engineers through young investigator research program

    ARLINGTON,VIRGINIA – The Air Force Office of Scientific Research — the basic research component of the Air Force Research Laboratory — today announced it will award approximately $17.8 million in grants to 40 scientists and engineers from 30 research institutions and businesses who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force's Young
  • 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:
  • NDSEG Program Conference kicks off in San Diego

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The premiere Department of Defense National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program (NDSEG) conference was held August 5-9 in San Diego, California. For the first time, fellows were gathered from all across the country for the opportunity to network, discuss and learn more about the Department of Defense (DOD).
  • 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 Scientists & Engineers join University of Wisconsin teams to address machine learning challenges

    MADISON, Wisc. — Scientists and engineers from across the Air Force Research Laboratory and other Department of Defense research laboratories came together June 5 with their academic counterparts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Chicago, and the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago to discuss fundamental machine learning
  • Long awaited launch of NASA’s GPIM mission to use AFRL-developed propellant

    ARLINGTON, Va. – NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) launched into space on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket early in the morning of June 25. GPIM will use, for the first time in space, a high-performance, environmentally benign “green” fuel developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The mission will test the non-toxic,
  • AFOSR develops Next Generation Scientists

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Some of the best and brightest ideas can come from young scientists eager to innovate and advance the world of science, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research is always searching for ways to harness that knowledge and talent to advance future U.S Air Force operations.Like many AFOSR Program Officers, Dr. Ali Sayir
  • Inspiring speakers, technologies welcome attendees to AFRL Inspire, Tech Expo

    DAYTON, Ohio – Seven people from Air Force Research Laboratory technology directorates across the country presented inspiring talks at the fourth AFRL Inspire event held May 16 at the Dayton Convention Center in front of more than 500 attendees.Sponsored by AFRL’s Learning Office, Inspire showcases the innovative ideas and passionate people AFRL
  • University of Florida set to become home for Air Force research in assured autonomy

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The Air Force Research Laboratory and the University of Florida kicked off a new university-led Center of Excellence for assured autonomy in contested environments May 13-14 at a meeting in Gainesville, Florida.The Air Force is interested in this research area because it needs its autonomous systems to be able to execute high-level
  • Air Force Research Laboratory seeks basic research funding proposals through new announcement

    ARLINGTON, VA — The Air Force Research Laboratory's Air Force Office of Scientific Research released a new open call April 10 seeking funding proposals from higher education and industry in nearly 40 scientific areas with relevance to the future U.S. Air Force mission.Using a carefully balanced research portfolio, AFOSR seeks to create