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  • SAMPE honors AFRL with inaugural Organizational Excellence Award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering recently presented AFRL’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate with the inaugural SAMPE North America Organizational Excellence Award for their work in materials advancement and process engineering technologies. The award recognizes the
  • 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
  • AFRL seeks public input for state-of-the-art mobile weather platform

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The ability to quickly and accurately collect and assess atmospheric changes to execute military and humanitarian operations is critical to today’s warfighter executing missions in increasingly remote and complex battlespaces. Current mobile weather platforms, used since the 1960s, rely on helium—a heavy,
  • AFRL showcases game-changing technologies at DOD Lab Day

    Scientists and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory presented 16 technology research projects in various stages of maturity during the second biennial Department of Defense Lab Day May 18, 2017, in the Pentagon center courtyard.
  • Bio-inspired: Crickets, bats inspire AFRL researchers to develop smart ‘hair’ sensors for flight

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  Nature has inspired scientific and engineering innovations for hundreds of years. An apple falling from a tree inspired Isaac Newton to define the laws of gravity. The burdock burrs clinging to the skin of his hunting dog lead to Swiss engineer Georges de Mestral’s invention of Velcro. The ability of the
  • AFRL’s Advanced Power Technology Office helps ‘lighten’ C-5 energy footprint with composite technology

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --  Finding ways to integrate technologies that are cleaner, lighter, multifunctional and energy efficient to reduce fuel costs and maintain the force’s aging fleet is a primary mission driver of work by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Advanced Power Technology Office, based out of the AFRL Materials and
  • AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate Open House highlights a century of success

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – More than 200 guests, family members and friends of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate were treated to a day of science and technology at the inaugural RX Open House, April 7. Part of the AFRL Heritage Celebration, the Open House was an opportunity to showcase some of
  • Wright-Patterson’s women in STEM are not hidden figures

    Adrienne Ephrem, integration manager with the 711th Human Performance Wing, represents the third generation of female engineers in her family. It was her grandmother, Phyllis Bolds, who started this family dynasty of scientists and mathematicians, working as a physicist in the radar branch of the electronics laboratory here at Wright-Patterson from 1955-1957, and then later in 1957, transferring to their flight dynamics laboratory, working there until her retirement in 1987. Bolds' daughter (and Ephrem's aunt), Karen Beason, is also a a materials scientist, working as an environmental protection specialist in the 88th Civil Engineering Group.
  • 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
  • Air Force partnership with university enables 3D technology research

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force Research Laboratory 711th Human Performance Wing signed an Educational Partnership Agreement with Bowling Green State University’s School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies due to a mutual interest in the areas of human biomechanics and 3D motion analysis.  An EPA is a type of