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  • AFRL awards $1M to first Grand Challenge for Biotechnology

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The first of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s three Biotechnology Grand Challenges was awarded August 14 to Debut Biotechnology, Inc. for its proposal on biosynthesis of monomers for aerospace thermosets.“The Debut Biotechnology, Inc. proposal provides a path to a scalable, bio- and metal free synthesis of
  • AFRL engineer reflects on career, family legacy in aerospace

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – At the end of a storied 40-year career, Air Force Research Laboratory engineer Dieter Multhopp has a lot to look back upon.Over four decades, Multhopp has played an integral role in a broad variety of research projects, including experimental aircraft and cutting-edge flight technologies. He has worked on the
  • 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
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