Mr. Joseph Edward Peak Receives Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award

Head of the Signature Technology Office at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Mr. Joseph Edward Peak received the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award, Jan. 25, for sustained performance, outstanding technical leadership, management, and research and development achievements that increased Navy, Marine Corps, Army, and Special Operations operational capabilities and survivability over the past 15 years. More

NRL Hosts Second Annual ‘Day at the Lab’ for Local Schools

Scientists and research engineers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), headquartered in the District of Columbia (DC), hosted five regional schools, March 2, in support of ‘National Week at the Labs,’ established in 2016 by the White House and the Office of the Secretary of Defense to inspire young people's interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). More

NRL's Not-So Hidden Figure

The box office hit film Hidden Figures is raising awareness towards overlooked contributions made by African-Americans in the science and technology (S&T)community. More

Dr. Bruce Danly Named New NRL Director of Research

Dr. Bruce Danly has been named the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s new Director of Research (DOR). Danly, appointed by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus officially began his new assignment Dec. 25. More

Dr. Earl Williams Receives Trent-Crede Medal

An internationally recognized scientist assigned to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory was awarded the prestigious Trent-Crede Medal for excellence in acoustic research during a joint ceremony hosted by the Acoustical Society of America and Acoustical Society of Japan Dec. 1, 2016 in Honolulu. More

NRL Produces Spin Filtering at Room Temperature with Graphene

An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have reported the first demonstration of metallic spin filtering at room temperature using ferromagnet-graphene-ferromagnet thin film junction devices — spin is a fundamental property of electrons, in addition to charge, that can be used to transmit, process and store data. More

Rear Admiral Hahn takes the helm

Rear Admiral David Hahn, the Chief of Naval Research, speaks to members of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Dec. 6, 2016. Just weeks into his new position in leading the naval research enterprise (which includes NRL), Hahn emphasized his three-part leadership philosophy: mission accomplishment, teamwork and personal growth and development. He also challenged all NRL employees to consider how their efforts support ONR’s mission to plan, foster and encourage scientific research in support of future naval power. (U.S. Navy photo by Jamie Baker, NRL Technical Information Services) More

NRL Honors Dr. Jas Sanghera with E.O. Hulburt Science Award

Dr. Jas Sanghera, head of the Optical Materials and Devices Branch at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), was presented the E.O. Hulburt Annual Science Award, December 16, in recognition of his exceptional contributions to basic and applied scientific and technological phenomena, and pioneering the development of novel glasses, ceramics, crystals, thin films, fibers, bulk optics and devices incorporating these materials. More