Week in Review: 7/16/17 – 7/22/17

7/18/2017

AFOSR-funded research has economic impact

Metamaterials is definitely a hot topic and this new type of material is making its mark in the production of highly sensitive compact microwave antennas. David’s message states that there are now 4 companies that have been “spun out” via his former PhD s

AFRL researchers explore automation, additive technologies for cost efficient solar power
http://www.wpafb.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1250368/afrl-researchers-explore-automation-additive-technologies-for-cost-efficient-so/

7/17/2017

UTA mechanical engineer publishes findings that show brain damage that could occur from blast-induced cavitation

Ashfaq Adnan, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, and his postdoctoral associate Yuan Ting Wu recently published research findings in Nature’s Scientific Reports revealing that if battlefield blasts may cause cavitation in the brain’s perineuronal nets, which, in turn, may collapse and cause neuronal damage.
https://www.uta.edu/news/releases/2017/07/adnan-scientific-reports.php

Department of Defense Awards Grants in Joint US-Korea Research Collaboration on Disaster Relief Robots

he Department of Defense (DoD) announced today that it will award approximately $3.5 million to six U.S. university teams for research into robotics for disaster relief.

These awards are part of a joint research project with the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy (MOTIE), agreed to in June 2015. Each joint team will involve U.S. performers funded by DoD, and Korean performers funded by MOTIE.
https://www.defense.gov/News/News-Releases/News-Release-View/Article/1249970/department-of-defense-awards-grants-in-joint-us-korea-research-collaboration-on/