2023 Star Team award honors two AFRL awards for innovation



ARLINGTON, Va. (AFRL) – The Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, announced the Air Force Office of Scientific Researchor AFOSR, winner of the 2023 Star Team awards Jan. 11, 2023. The Star Team designation, administered by AFOSR, is awarded annually to the top 10% of AFRL Laboratory Tasks conducting the most innovative research in house

“How we (research) science and how we change the results of our research is more important now than ever in the face of our greatest enemies,” the statement said. which Dr. Shery Welsh, director, AFRL/AFOSR. “The future begins with basic research, and one of AFOSR’s most important avenues of research is our own Air Force Research Lab and its distinguished researchers. Our AFRL Star Team awards are represent our most outstanding scientists and engineers.”

The Star Team has focused on increasing the life and disease of AFRL by strengthening and expanding its use, developing a new class of high ionic liquids that may increase the dynamics and partnerships with computational mathematics to increase the complexity of physics in vehicle design, Welsh said. .

Each year, AFOSR selects Star Teams and awards special prizes to the winners for three years to support research-based projects. The awards are not based on new research, but rather reward outstanding performance in ongoing research efforts. The award criteria are the research excellence, international standards and relevance of the Air and Space Force.

The 2023 winners represent AFRL technology experts who are at the forefront of innovation.

AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate winners:
– Dr. Philip Beran, “Multi-data-fidelity method for aerospace vehicle modeling”
– Dr. Daniel Garmann, “multidisciplinary computational aerodynamics”
– Dr. Kamran Ghiassi, “construction of the next generation of ionic liquids for the application of electricity”
– Dr. Stephen Spottswood, “aerothermoelastic modeling and modeling of high-speed vehicle structures”



AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate winners:
– Dr. John Wertz, “integrated data for multi-scale mixed microstructure classification”
– Dr. Philip Buskohl, “Contribution of nonlinearity and topological diversity to opto-mechanical reservoir computing”


“We are happy to show these troops who are exemplifying our role in the larger organization (Department of the Air Force),” said Dr. Timothy Bunning, chief technology officer, AFRL. “The teams, working on very difficult problems that form some of the long-term needs of the DAF, use and stay at the top of the ecosystem (Science and Technology) is a key role of the Air Force Research Laboratory.”


While AFRL funds research, Bunning said the lab’s primary mission is to develop Air Force thought leaders and Space Force interacts directly with industry and academia and government.


“Internally, we know these teams are the best, and I commend their teams and chain leaders for showing and valuing high performance in-house,” Bunning added. .


AFRL’s research consists of three main areas, or building blocks, in the evolution from scientific research to the delivery of important technologies to DAF and the nation. i: basic research, applied research and technological innovation. Management of the AFRL/AFOSR is the main body of research and the investment of new scientific knowledge within and outside the AFRL is an important first step on the way to the update.

This research effort is carried out by AFRL’s staff of approximately 11,500 military, civilian and contractor personnel, who lead the acquisition, development and integrating cost-effective technologies for our air, space and cyber forces.

“The AFOSR Star Team recognizes the expertise in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Technical Directorates that conduct scientific research on behalf of the DAF,” said Dr. Pat Roach, chief scientist, AFOSR. A global leader in basic science, the AFOSR Star Team award recognizes scientific achievement while promoting excellence in the field. research organization of the Air Force Research Laboratory and promote the importance of basic research while demonstrating the strength of DAF’s research activities.”



About AFRL
The Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, is the center of scientific research and development for the Department of the Air Force. AFRL plays an important role in leading the acquisition, development and integration of low-cost technologies for our air, space and cyberspace. With a staff of more than 11,500 in nine technology areas and 40 other projects worldwide, AFRL provides a diverse group of science and technology ranging from advanced research and technology development. For more information, visit www.afresearchlab.com.

About AFOSR
The Air Force Office of Scientific Research, or AFOSR, advances the field of scientific knowledge through its leadership and administration of the Department of the Air Force’s research program. As an integral part of the Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, AFOSR’s mission is to research, organize, champion and transform advanced basic research that significantly impacts the Air and Space Forces in the future. AFOSR achieves its mission by investing worldwide in advanced research efforts in relevant scientific areas. The core of AFOSR’s plan is to provide basic research results to industry, the sale of the Department of the Air Force acquisition; in the educational system, which can lead the way to further development; and other AFRL directors who are responsible for the relevant research leading to acquisition. Visit Air Force Office of Scientific Research c https://www.afrl.af.mil/AFOSR/.



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