2024 Call #1 Winners Announced at Annual Meeting 

2024 Call #1 Winners Announced at Annual Meeting 

Published On: April 23, 2024Categories: Funding

Congratulations to the 11 teams who are recipients of our 2024 Call #1 awards! We’re honored to support these outstanding contributions to the defense industry. 

Buried Dielectric Photonic Crystal Surface Emitting Lasers

PI: Dr. Kent Choquette, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 

Collaborators:
Dr. Minjoo (Larry) Lee, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Bradley Thompson, AFRL RY 


Dynamic X-ray of Energetics

PI: Dr. Terrence Meyer, Purdue University 

Collaborators:
Dr. Jesus Mares, AFRL RW
Iowa State University
Spectral Energies, LLC 


Integrated Quantum Computing Photonic Transciever

PI: Andrew Volk, Applied Optimization 

Collaborators:
Dr. Rudra Gnawali, AFRL RY
University of Dayton 


Development of Beta-Gallium Oxide on Thermally Conductive SiC and Diamond Substrates Using Innovative Epitaxial

PI: Dr. Shubhra S. Pasayat, University of Wisconsin, Madison 

Collaborators:
Dr. Thaddeus Asel, AFRL RX
Great Lakes Crystal Technologies 


E-SWIR High-Gain APD Mini-array 

PI: Dr. Teresa Basko, SK Infrared 

Collaborators:
Dr. Gamini Ariyawansa, AFRL RY
University of Dayton
University of Dayton Research Institute
Hysonic Technologies
Raytheon Technologies
Elevate Ventures 


Tampered Microelectronics Detection Using ResCav 

PI: Aditya Nechiyil, Rescav 

Collaborators:
Dr. Robert Lee, Rescav
Dr. Gregg Chapman, Rescav
Christian Eakins, AFRL RY
Dr. Jamin McCue, AFRL RY 


Metal Printing and Sintering in the Vacuum of Space 

PI: Dr. Calvin Stewart, The Ohio State University 

Collaborators:
Dino Celli, AFRL RQ
NASA
The Virtual Foundry 


Frontally-cured Resins for In-space Composite Manufacturing (FRIC’M) 

PI: Dr. Jeffery Baur, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 

Collaborators:
Dr. Hilmar Koerner, AFRL RX
University of Dayton Research Institute 


Reactive Cases for Enhanced Blast 

PI: Dr. Diane Collard, Purdue University 

Collaborators:
Dr. Kelsea Miller, AFRL RX
Next Offset Solutions 


Joint Activity Testing to Evaluate Operational Readiness of Space Domain Awareness Human-Machine Teaming 

PI: Dr. Michael Rayo, The Ohio State University 

Collaborators:
Dr. Lorraine Borghetti, AFRL 711 HPW 


Recessed Ga-Polar AlGaN/GaN HEMTs for High Frequency Applications 

PI: Dr. Chirag Gupta, University of Wisconsin, Madison 

Collaborators:
Dr. Andrew Green, AFRL RY
Agnitron Technology 

 

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