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  • AFRL senior scientist elected to National Academy

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Dr. Richard Vaia of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate was recently elected a member to the National Academy of Engineering. Appointment to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions bestowed upon an engineer.NAE is a private, independent, nonprofit
  • Air Force engineer Jennifer Fielding receives special recognition from Society of Manufacturing Engineers

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Dr. Jennifer Fielding, Section Chief of Composite Performance and Applications at the Air Force Research Laboratory, was one of 20 women who received special recognition from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) for making their mark in aerospace and defense smart manufacturing. Smart manufacturing
  • AFRL, partners develop innovative tools to accelerate composites certification at new materials research facility

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – In partnership with industry, a team of Air Force Research Laboratory/Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) personnel are developing the capability to accelerate certification of advanced manufactured composite structures.Creating a new materials characterization subfacility, known as the Materials
  • AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate celebrates annual awards winners

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate recently held their 67th Annual Awards Luncheon at the Hope Hotel and Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center to honor top achievers.More than 100 finalists and awardees were honored at the event as Josh Forbes, materials engineer
  • AFRL creates new modular weapons storage for cargo aircraft

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Junior Force Warfighter Operations team is at it again.Their current project is an updated gun rack or Modular Weapon Storage System, for the U. S. Air Force C-130 aircraft.The team, known collectively as JFWORX, is a group of volunteer scientists and engineers from
  • AFRL sponsors service academy and university design challenge

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – As a result of real-world-battlefield needs, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Center for Rapid Innovation is sponsoring the Service Academy and University Design Challenge.The SAC/UDC challenges tackle some of the Department of Defense’s top urgent needs while focusing on highly visible and challenging
  • AFRL personnel connect with creative thinking process to enhance problem solving

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Air Force Research Laboratory personnel recently participated in a course on design innovation to learn and practice creativity techniques for enhanced problem solving. Because road blocks often develop in thinking processes, it is helpful to try new methods to spark imaginative solutions.The design
  • 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
  • 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
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