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Scientific & Technical Interest
May 10, 2016
Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) communities around the world are exploring ways in which different services can collaborate on naval missions. These communities envision UAS capabilities supporting joint warfighter missions over land, littoral and blue water regions.
ICEX2016 Expedition
May 5, 2016
NRL scientists from the Marine Geoscience Division concluded a month-long sea-ice research expedition as part of the Navy’s 2016 ICe Exercise (ICEX) designed to develop a comprehensive understanding of the physical structure and evolution of Arctic sea-ice.
NRL Main Building
April 20, 2016
Particle atomic layer deposition (p-ALD) is highlighted as a technology that can create new and exciting designer core/shell particles to be used as building blocks for the next generation of complex multifunctional nanocomposites.
March 31, 2016
As a participant of National Lab Day, NRL welcomed students from nearby communities to experience innovative research in the areas of intelligent autonomy, sensory and human/robot interaction systems, power and energy systems, and space science and satellite systems research.
March 11, 2016
The Innovation Challenge is a groundbreaking interagency initiative intended to spur innovative thinking and encourage collaboration on policy issues that matter most to our national security and prosperity, converging technological innovation with defense, diplomacy and development (D3) objectives.
Cooperative Soaring_NRL_AVIA_PSU
January 6, 2016
Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and the Air Vehicle Intelligence and Autonomy Lab at Pennsylvania State University, demonstrate autonomous soaring algorithms used to keep unmanned sailplanes aloft for sustained flight durations.
Popular Science Best of Whats New logo
December 18, 2015
The popular science and technology publication awards the Close-in Covert Autonomous Disposable Aircraft (CICADA) micro disposable air vehicle the 2015 Best of What’s New Award in the category of Aerospace.
Luminescent Nano-Particles ACS 2015
November 17, 2015
The ultimate goal is to better understand how the billions of neurons in the brain communicate with one another during normal brain function or dysfunction as result of injury or disease.
CARE II launch
October 6, 2015
NRL, in collaboration with numerous universities and government laboratories, will use data gathered form the experiment to study the effects of dusty plasmas — thought to be a source of radio interference.
Karl Battams and Russ Howard
September 15, 2015
On September 15, Karl Battams—a computational scientist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)—confirmed the discovery of the 3,000th near-sun comet using an NRL instrument. "We are taking images of the region of space that surrounds the sun," says Battams, "and this allows us to see small objects very near the sun that would otherwise be invisible from earth." The images come from NRL's LASCO instrument, which orbits on the SOHO spacecraft.

Featured Stories
Dr. Colin D. Joye
May 6, 2016
The PECASE award represents the highest honor bestowed by the federal government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
April 11, 2016
As the lead payload developer for the program, the Naval Center for Space Technology at NRL is responsible for integrating and validating the disparate components required for the Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) mission.
April 1, 2016
NRL research physicist, Dr. Alexander Efros, is bestowed the honor of Fellow by the Materials Research Society (MRS), recognizing a record of success in research in the field of optical science materials and technology.
Department of the Navy Innovation
March 18, 2016
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus honors four U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) researchers as top innovators within the Department of the Navy (DoN). The award program is part of a broader DoN effort to inspire, empower and reward Sailors, Marines and civilian innovators, representing a distinguished testament to the outstanding ingenuity and significant accomplishments and professionalism of the DoN workforce.
March 8, 2016
NRL hosts Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, USD(AT&L), Frank Kendall, at its Washington, D.C., headquarters to honor researchers and engineers for significant acquisition accomplishments and introduce Fellows of the department’s Laboratory University Collaboration Initiative (LUCI).
January 14, 2016
Dr. Ringeisen’s ingenuity and scientific insight have resulted in numerous breakthroughs that demonstrate biofabrication and tissue engineering capabilities critical to advancing Navy science and technology interest.
Dr. Schwartz APS 2015
December 1, 2015
Head of the Nonlinear System Dynamics Section at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Schwartz is recognized for his pioneering contributions to the understanding and development of topological insights into the dynamics, fluctuations, and control of strongly nonlinear physical and population systems.
Dr. C. Michael Roland
November 25, 2015
Chemist and senior scientist for the Soft Matter Physics Division at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Roland is recognized by the APS for important experimental contributions and physical insight into the temperature and pressure dependence of the dynamics of polymeric systems.
Dr. Noam Bernstein
November 23, 2015
As Fellow of the APS, Bernstein is recognized for for his pioneering research in the development of multiscale simulations in solids, atomistic simulations of mechanical properties, and the development and application of atomistic methods for structural and finite temperature properties of materials.
Dr. John Steuben
November 5, 2015
Since 2013, the ASME Computers and Information in Engineering (CIE) Division has presented the award in recognition of promising young investigators who authored the best Ph.D. thesis of the year in the area of computers and information in engineering.