NRL Researcher Awarded as Part of a Team Saving Marine Corps Millions

Dr. Marriner Merrill, a research scientist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, was recognized as part of a team that received the Navy "Innovation Excellence Acquisition Team of the Year Award" for demonstrated engineering ingenuity in developing a repair solution for delaminated transparent armor, estimated to save the Marine Corps $105 million. More

NRL Research Paves Way Toward Development of New Monolayer Materials

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have discovered the reason for the large variations observed in the optical properties of new single monolayer semiconductors such as tungsten disulphide (WS2). Single monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), such as WS2, are an emerging class of materials that exhibit many promising optoelectronic properties, with the potential for future device applications. More

Navy, Carnegie Mellon Enter Education Partnership

ARLINGTON, Va.—The Office of Naval Research (ONR), Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have entered into an Education Partnership Agreement (EPA) to encourage and strengthen studies in the scientific disciplines. The agreement, signed July 31, recognizes the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) —including the role of artificial intelligence—to the U.S. Navy and the nation. More

Michael Walder Named Superintendent NRL Radar Division

WASHINGTON — On June 24, 2018, Michael Walder was selected for appointment to the Senior Executive Service at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and assigned superintendent of NRL’s Radar Division. More

Dr. Gerald M. Borsuk Receives 2017 Presidential Distinguished Executive Rank Award

WASHINGTON – The President of the United States, Donald Trump, conferred the award of Distinguished Executive for 2017 upon Dr. Gerald M. Borsuk, Associate Director of Research for the Systems Directorate, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. Borsuk received the award from the Secretary of the Navy, Mr. Richard V. Spencer, at a ceremony held in Washington D.C., June 15. More

The Bridge: The Role of NRL's Military Deputies

One of the U. S. Naval Research Laboratory's primary missions is to discover the needs of the Fleet and what technologies can be created to meet them. To obtain this goal, the laboratory bridges the gap between the researchers on shore and our Sailors and Marines in the field through our military deputies. More

NRL CBD Shores-Up Environmental Improvements

WASHINGTON — Just in time for Earth Day 2018, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Chesapeake Bay Detachment (CBD), located on the Chesapeake’s west bank, has finalized an extensive five-year initiative to stabilize, beautify and establish an ecological and nature friendly environment along the shores of one of Maryland’s greatest natural resources. More

NRL Names Sandhoo as Superintendent for Spacecraft Engineering

WASHINGTON — On April 1, 2018, Dr. Gurpartap “GP” Sandhoo was selected for appointment to the Senior Executive Service at the US Naval Research Laboratory and for assignment as the Superintendent for Spacecraft Engineering department of the Naval Center for Space Technology (NCST).

Sandhoo previously served as the executive assistant to the Director of Research for technology development, a position he held since 2012. More

NRL Meteorologist presents new wildfire climate research to global scientists

WASHINGTON – Last year was a record year for wildfires across the globe, and their impact on the atmosphere remains highly uncertain. Thanks to new research from expert scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, the world is gaining more insight into what drives these massive and escalating events. More

National Academy of Inventors inducts NRL research chemist

Dr. Brian L. Justus, head of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory's Optical Physics Branch, was elected a NAI Fellow on Dec. 12, 2017, and will be inducted into the National Academy of Inventors during the Seventh Annual NAI Conference on April 5 in Washington, D.C. More

NRL Patents Laser-Based Device for Autonomous Separation and Characterization of Cells

(WASHINGTON) – Inspired by the need for sensitive, selective, automated and cost effective clinical and research instruments that can sort cell streams for the detection of pathogens and disease, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has patented a laser-based microfluidic device to help researchers characterize and sort individual cells by measuring their optical force. More

Materials Research Team Lights the Way for More Efficient LEDs

WASHINGTON — Researchers at the U.S Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Center for Computational Materials Science, working with an international team of physicists, have revealed that nanocrystals made of cesium lead halide perovskites (CsPbX3), is the first discovered material which the ground exciton state is "bright,” More

NRL Tropical Cyclone Research Team Wins Unique AMS Award

(WASHINGTON • Jan. 10, 2018) – An interdisciplinary team of federal, private, and academic researchers, including scientists from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Marine Meteorology Division, were bestowed the unique “Special Award” from the American Meteorological Society (AMS), at the 98th Annual AMS Meeting in Austin, Texas, January 10, 2018. More

NRL Improves Optical Efficiency in Nanophotonic Devices

WASHINGTON — A team of physicists, headed by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), have demonstrated the means to improve the optical loss characteristics and transmission efficiency of hexagonal boron nitride devices, enabling very small lasers and nanoscale optics. More

NRL Researchers Advance Fleet Weather Predictions Through Innovation, Collaboration

MONTEREY, Calif. – The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s Marine Meteorology Division in Monterey, California, houses a team of scientists and engineers who work in conjunction with the lab’s broader scientific community to provide the fleet with the most accurate weather forecasts possible. More

Dr. Thomas Carroll Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

WASHINGTON – Dr. Thomas Carroll, research physicist in the Center for Computational Materials Science at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). Carroll is recognized by the APS for research in nonlinear dynamics including experimental detection of transient chaos in magnetic spin-wave materials, synchronization of chaotic systems, applications of chaos to communications and radar, and applying phase space techniques to signal analysis. More

New Unmanned Air System Tested on USS Coronado

(WASHINGTON) -- Researchers from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) successfully completed testing their Nomad flight vehicle off of USS Coronado (LCS 4) in August. This test demonstrated the Nomad’s upgraded launch and control capabilities as well as a new recovery capability by launching multiple vehicles in quick succession, conducting formation flying operations, and recovering all vehicles sequentially onboard the USS Coronado. More

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