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  • Air Force scientists discover unique stretchable conductor

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory has developed liquid metal systems which autonomously change structure so that they become better conductors in response to strain.Conductive materials change their properties as they are strained or stretched. Typically, electrical conductivity decreases and resistance
  • 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 employees receive Great Minds in STEM Award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The Air Force Research Laboratory has winners in the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation Great Minds in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Heroes Award for 2019.GMiS is a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping America technologically strong by promoting STEM careers,
  • 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
  • AFRL researcher named American Chemical Society Fellow

     WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - A research chemist from the Air Force Research Laboratory was recently chosen as a 2019 Fellow of the American Ceramic Society for his exceptional contributions and accomplishments in the science and technology community.Dr. Hilmar Koerner, research team lead in the Structural Materials Division of AFRL, is
  • AFRL researcher honored with 2019 SASE award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers holds an annual awards banquet to celebrate the successes of SASE members who enhance the scientific and engineering professions through contributions to the global business world, academia, and local communities.Dr. Vikas Varshney is one of four award winners
  • AFRL investigating space weather effects on satellite materials

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory, in partnership with several universities, has investigated the effects of space weather damage to polyimides, materials used extensively in spacecraft construction due to their high heat resistance.The researchers determined the previously unknown chemical and physical
  • Air Force contracting process enhanced with new hybrid Funding Opportunity Announcement

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory, serving as Department of Defense Executive Agent Program Office of the Defense Production Act Title III Program, has issued a hybrid Funding Opportunity Announcement that will provide extensive flexibility to efficiently award production technology projects to strengthen
  • AFRL branch chief receives 2019 Women of Color in STEM Award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Segrid Harris has been selected by Career Communications Group, Inc. to receive the Managerial Leadership in Government award at the 24th Annual Women of Color STEM Conference.Harris is the Materials Integrity Branch Chief of the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory.The
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