U.S. AIR FORCE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH RESEARCH IN NANOSCIENCE

M. CHIPLEY
PROGRAM MANAGER, PARTICULATE AND FLUID MECHANICS, AFOSR

In FY 97 and prior years, within the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), only the Aerospace Materials Sciences Particulate and Fluid Mechanics program was funding efforts in nanosciences technology, with a total effort of approximately $750,000 per year. The emphasis was on material properties, numerical modeling/simulation, and constitutive relationships.

In FY 98, the Director, Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E) announced a DOD-wide MURI effort in nanosciences. Within AFOSR three directorates will be involved in nanoscience technology: Aerospace Materials and Science, Mathematics, and Physics. Each directorate has submitted proposals to DDR&E for the FY 98 MURI program topic Nanoscience. Under the Nanoscience topic are five subtopics; AFOSR is the lead for two of these. Each sub-area will be funded at approximately $1 million/yr.

FY 98 MURI Nanoscience Topics:

  1. Engineering of Nanostructures and Devices

  2. Computational Tools for Design, Analysis and Optimization of Nanometer Scale Devices and Operation. AFOSR POCs: Maj. Scott Schreck (202) 767-7902, Capt. Brian Sanders (202) 767-6963.

  3. Nanoscience: Size Distribution Control of Self-Assembled Semiconductor Nanostructures for Multispectral Detector Arrays. AFOSR POC: Maj. Michael Prairie (202) 767-4931.

  4. Nanoelectronics: Low Power, High Performance Components and Circuits

  5. Carbon Clusters and Nanotubes

Complete information on the MURI programs can be found on the websites of AFOSR (http://www.afosr.af.mil), ARO, and ONR.

Based on the increasing effort in the MURI program, the Particulate and Fluids Mechanics program will decrease slightly to an annual effort of approximately $600,000 per year, with an emphasis on constitutive relationships under quasi-static conditions. The majority of the work will be related to clay soils, rock, and concrete experiencing very high strain rate loadings by earth penetrators or blast loads. AFOSR is a Technical Affiliate of the University of Florida Engineering Research Center.

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Published: January 1998; WTEC Hyper-Librarian