NRL Receives Secretary of the Navy Innovation Award, Honorable Mention

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. More
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NRL Welcomes the Honorable Frank Kendall

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). More
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Dr. Ira Schwartz Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

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. More
Dr. C. Michael Roland

Dr. C. Michael Roland Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

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. More
Dr. Noam Bernstein

Dr. Noam Bernstein Elected American Physical Society Fellow

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. More
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Dr. John Steuben Awarded ASME Best Ph.D. Thesis of the Year

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. More
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Dr. John Michopoulos Receives ASME Excellence in Research Award

Head of the Computational Multiphysics Systems Laboratory at NRL, Michopoulos is presented the distinguished American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Excellence in Research Award, the highest honor bestowed to an active researcher by the ASME’s Computers and Information in Engineering division. More
Dr. Jay Boris

NRL Scientist Receives the Numa Manson Medal

Dr. Jay Boris, chief scientist for Computational Physics, is presented the Institute for the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems Numa Manson Medal for distinguished contributions to the dynamics of explosions and reactive systems. More
Karl Battams and Russ Howard

3000th 'Sungrazer' Comet Imaged by NRL Space Instrument LASCO

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. More
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NRL Center for Corrosion Science and Engineering Awarded Prize for Affordability

The award honors a five-member team of materials research engineers from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Center for Corrosion Science and Engineering for the reduction in costs associated with corrosion control of Navy ships, and achievements in the development and transition of nonskid and topside coatings to the fleet. More
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NRL Researchers Receive Office of Naval Research Technology Achievement Award

Eleven research meteorologists from the NRL Marine Meteorology Division received the honorary Dr. Arthur E. Bisson Prize for Naval Technology Achievement. The award honors the team for expertise and innovative scientific work resulting in the rapid development, from basic research to transition to operations, of an innovative and versatile Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) system significantly improving the prediction of tropical cyclones (TC). More
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Neptune® Software from NRL Saves Money Across Multiple Rocket Satellite Missions

Jeffery Cleveland is on a mission to save the government a lot of money. The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) uses a common software, called Neptune®, to fly all its satellite missions and manage all its antennas on the ground. But Cleveland thinks Neptune could be even bigger. “It’s a multi-mission command and control software, capable of flying virtually any satellite,” says Cleveland. Kirtland Air Force Base is just one place that's already realized how using Neptune, instead of writing all new software for each mission, helps save time and money on satellite operations. More
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Hap Hughes of NRL Awarded for Radiation Survivability Research

On April 23, 2015, Hap Hughes of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) received the Peter Haas award for his contributions to the field of radiation survivability. He was recognized at the Hardened Electronics and Radiation Technology (HEART) conference in Chantilly, Virginia. More
NRL's Robert Gignilliat

NRL’s Robert Gignilliat Presented Joint NATO Scientific Achievement Award

Head of the Electro-Optic/InfraRed Measurements and Simulation Section and U.S. delegate to the NATO task group, Gignilliat and an international task group comprised of 10-member nations receive the award in recognition and appreciation for outstanding work and significant scientific contribution in the mitigation of ship electro-optical susceptibility against conventional and asymmetric threats. More
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Dr. David Abe Elected IEEE Fellow

Head of the Electromagnetics Technology Branch at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Dr. Abe is conferred IEEE Fellow for contributions to the development of high power microwave and millimeter wave vacuum electronic devices. More
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Researchers Build a Transistor from a Molecule and a Few Atoms

NRL is part of an international team of physicists that has used a scanning tunneling microscope to create a minute transistor consisting of a single molecule and a small number of atoms. This transistor could be important for future device technologies as well as for fundamental studies of electron transport in molecular nanostructures. More

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