February 11, 2020
When faced with battlefield threats, American Soldiers depend more than ever on body armor to protect them. To adapt to the evolving dangers of getting shot, the Army created a flagship program dedicated to protection technologies. The U.S. Army CCDC Army Research Laboratory has an essential research program to focus attention and resources on this important topic. Join the lab's Tracie Dean for an in-depth discussion with Army researcher Dr. Chris Hoppel about the future of materials engineering and how they plan to make America's Soldiers stronger and safer!
Hoppel is the program manager for the lab's Physics of Soldier Protection to Defeat Evolving Threats Essential Research Program at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
Read more... https://www.army.mil/article/232585/
November 7, 2019
Army scientists and their partners at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory have developed a high-energy aqueous lithium-ion battery that won’t catch fire no matter how damaged it becomes. These new batteries continue to operate in conditions where traditional batteries fail. Join ARL's Tracie Dean for a special edition of What We Learned Today with the lab's Dr. Arthur von Wald Cresce!
Read more... https://www.army.mil/article/229601/
October 25, 2019
Cracking the code of how aerodynamics affect high-speed projectiles will enable the Army of the future to realize its number one Army Modernization priority: Long-Range Precision Fires. U.S. Army CCDC Army Research Laboratory Director Dr. Phil Perconti talks with aerospace engineer Dr. J.D. Vasile from the lab’s Weapons and Materials Research Directorate.
October 11, 2019
Neuroscience and the Soldier: How will future troops sense, perceive and interact with the world of technology? U.S. Army CCDC Army Research Laboratory Director Dr. Phil Perconti talks with recently promoted Dr. Vernon Lawhern, a mathematical statistician from the lab's Human Research and Engineering Directorate.
September 17, 2019
What’s the next big thing? Imagine thinner, stronger and lighter metals, ceramics and plastics. How will that change the world? More importantly what will it mean for the U.S. Army of the future? Dr. Phil Perconti, director of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory, talks with up-and-coming materials engineer Dr. Victoria Blair.
August 26, 2019
Join us for a conversation with materials engineer Dr. Marshall Schroeder from the U.S. Army CCDC Army Research Laboratory about the future of batteries and the work he's doing to power technology for American Soldiers.
August 19, 2019
Sometimes experiments don’t go as planned, but researchers end up learning from failure. In this week’s episode, U.S. Army CCDC Army Research Laboratory Director Dr. Phil Perconti talks with research chemist Dr. Jesse Sabatini about why a possible contender to replace TNT didn’t pass muster.
August 12, 2019
Imagine a future where a vehicle would convert any form of heat into electricity for ground propulsion. What will that mean for the Army of tomorrow? Let’s find out as Dr. Phil Perconti, director of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory talks with computer scientist Justin Shumaker.
August 5, 2019
Robert B. Reams Jr., started his research career for the federal government in 1952. Sixty-seven years later, he will retire after a distinguished career with the U.S. Army CCDC Army Research Laboratory. Listen to the conversation as Director Dr. Phil Perconti has “Bob” tell his story and why his work was important for American Soldiers.