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  • AFRL produces lighter, thinner transparent armor

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Transparent aluminum, a technology first suggested in the science fiction film “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,” is now a reality.With a growing need in the Department of Defense for transparent armor for personnel protection and infrared windows for reconnaissance applications, the Air Force Research
  • AFRL student challenges inspire innovation

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Teams of emerging scientists and engineers are developing solutions to some of the Air Force’s most challenging problems, thanks to an Air Force Research Laboratory competition that harnesses the talents of students and cadets from throughout the country.The AFRL University and Service Academy Challenges are
  • 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
  • AFRL employees offer helping hand to those affected by recent tornadoes

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Many surrounding areas of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base were damaged from tornadoes that struck Mercer, Montgomery, and Greene County, Ohio on Memorial Day.As Air Force Research Laboratory Material and Manufacturing Directorate employees realized their coworkers were affected by the tornadoes, they quickly
  • AFRL Junior Force Council sponsors Advanced Science & Technology Symposium

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- AFRL’s junior scientists and engineers are showcasing their state-of-the-art research and seeking mentors from industry, academia and government partners at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Advanced Science & Technology Symposium, May 29, 1-4 p.m., at the Wright Brothers Institute in Dayton.This event is
  • AFRL launches ARCNet, autonomy R&D portal

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The future of autonomy research is a click away, with the launch of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s ARCNet portal.ARCNet is the Autonomy Research Collaboration Network, and is a new electronic platform and business opportunity which facilitates collaborative research and development related to autonomous
  • Air Force, industry consortium advancing tech for aeromedical evacuation

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Through an industry-academia partnership and a recently-released request for proposals, the Air Force Research Laboratory is looking to advance human-monitoring research and development for the future warfighter.The request for proposals, announced May 6, 2019, targets projects designed to accelerate
  • AFRL matching tech to needs with international partners

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force Research Laboratory is reaching out to technical innovators and entrepreneurs within Israel to tap into potential new partnership opportunities. A group of AFRL scientists and engineers, hosted by Dr. Ehud Galun of the Israel Ministry of Defense, visited universities throughout Israel to learn
  • AFRL achieves “shocking” materials technology breakthrough

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory, along with research partners at Los Alamos National Laboratory, are working to change the shape of materials technology with a breakthrough development that could open up a new range of possibilities for the military and beyond.Through an Air Force Office of Scientific
  • US and Japanese scientists conduct joint composites study

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Dr. Keisuke Umezawa of the Air Systems Research Center in the Japanese Ministry of Defense recently joined the Air Force Research Laboratory on an engineers and scientists exchange program.The JMoD chose Umezawa for the ESEP based on his experience as a stress analysist of polymer matrix composite materials.
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