Faculty Showcase Expertise at SUNY DOD Day
For the second straight year, SUNY and the RF hosted an interactive networking event in Alexandria, VA, that brought together 90 outstanding researchers across eight campuses to meet with Department of Defense (DOD) leadership and program management.
SUNY DoD Day affords SUNY faculty the opportunity to share their research in DoD priority areas including advanced materials, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, big data, biosciences & bioengineering, cybersecurity, electronics & photonics, environmental health & protection, extreme & edge computing, hypersonics, infectious disease, psychological health & traumatic brain injury, precision medicine, quantum science, specialty sensors, synthetic biology and weather prediction.
The event kicked off with a welcome by SUNY Senior Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development Grace Wang followed by a keynote address from Bindu Nair, Acting Director of the DOD Basic Research Office.
SUNY faculty participated in one-on-one sessions with program directors representing DOD Basic Research Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Air Force Research Laboratory, Army Research Laboratory, Army Medical Research and Development Command, Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, and Office of Naval Research; and explored collaborations with their SUNY colleagues.
Alexander Orlov, Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, commented that “SUNY DOD Day was really an eye opening and incredibly enriching experience. Realizing that my work can help to solve national security challenges and being able to discuss my ideas with funding officers was truly inspirational.”
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