Figure taken from "Molecular Lifting, Twisting, and Curling during Metal-Assisted Polycyclic Hydrocarbon Dehydrogenation": J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138 (10), pp 3395-3402
The materials, nanotechnology, and physics portfolio provides basic research across an incredibly wide range of technical domains. This portfolio is the result of merging the physics portfolio with the materials and nanotechnology portfolio. The materials portfolio carried two primary themes: Computational Materials Science, which focuses on developing models for predicting electronic, magnetic, thermal, optical, mechanical, and/or other properties of materials as well as the complementary materials characterization experiments for validation; and Functional Materials, which involves the development of novel materials for devices and systems with an emphasis on developing systems with desired operability in the extreme environments of aerospace applications. Similarly, the physics portfolio has focused on three main pillars in recent years: Advanced Carbon continues to be a major investment area, with new projects examining in situ characterization of nanotube growth processes and bonding dynamics; Sub-Wavelength Physics (formerly metamaterials) focuses on the design and implementation of material systems and devices which manipulate energy propagation for both electromagnetic and mechanical waves; new projects on multifunctional acoustic metamaterials, topological insulators, and tunable plasmonic devices for optoelectronic systems are just a few examples in this very active and exciting research area. Finally, significant global investments saw quantum computing attract a growing level of attention.
Correspondingly, EOARD maintains a significant number of projects in Quantum Technologies, including grants focused on entanglement via optoelectronics/photonics devices as well as projects in cold atoms, ion traps, photonic chip production, and precision clocks for position/timing/navigation, gravitational sensors, and more. Other minor initiatives in this portfolio are driven by strong AFRL Technical Directorate interactions, including steels and alloys, optics and photonics, and plasma and electro-energetic physics. Further information about the goals, aims, and activities for this portfolio can be found by contacting the Program Officer, Dr Jason Foley, at email@example.com.
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Information for Windows on Science (WOS)In addition to support of research grants and technical exchanges, we provide travel funding for foreign scientists to present and discuss their research with interested AF/DoD parties. See WOS information and forms to learn more.
Program OfficerDr. Jason R. Foleyeoard.firstname.lastname@example.org
About EOARDEstablished in 1952, the mission of the European Office of Aerospace Research & Development (office symbol: AFRL/AFOSR/IOE) is to discover, shape, and champion fundamental research of profound scientific impact and Air Force relevance. Located in London, our area of engagement includes Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and former Soviet states. EOARD provides direct financial support (and support on behalf of other AF and DoD funding agencies) for innovative international science, primarily through research grants. In addition, we support technical exchanges and visiting scientists to foster collaborations between leading researchers and the Air Force research community. (Contact a Program Officer or email@example.com.)