FILE: The Air Force Research Laboratory headquarters at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The AFRL has a workforce of more than 10,000 worldwide, with 60 percent based here. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

Air Force Research Laboratory to host tech expo, speakers event at convention center

AFRL will showcase advancements in 16 different research areas as part of a technology expo from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dayton Convention Center. The research topics on display will include a new rocket system, sensor technology, an engine with artificial intelligence and a new cargo ramp for C-130 aircraft that could save the Department of Defense over $2 million a year in fuel costs, among other things, according to a release from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

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The expo will include displays highlighted during the Department of Defense’s Lab Day in April at the Pentagon, according to the release.

AFRL is based at Wright-Patt, the largest single-site employer in Ohio with about 29,300 civilian employees and military personnel with an estimated economic impact of more than $15.54 billion.

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After the expo, nearly 500 Air Force researchers and engineers will share stories of achievements during the third AFRL Inspire event at the convention center.

Inspire, which will start at 1 p.m., is a “celebration of the people and contributions that make AFRL an outstanding research organization,” according to a press release. It will highlight the “innovative ideas” and “passionate people” that AFRL has to offer.

“Each speaker brings a different slice of AFRL that highlights the lab’s willingness to dream big and tackle heroic challenges for Airmen,” according to the release.

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Seven AFRL leaders will speak during the Inspire event, including:

• Dan Miracle, senior scientist in AFRL’s materials and manufacturing directorate.

• Amber Anderson, an engineer and program manager in AFRL’s directed energy directorate.

• Ivett Leyva, program officer for high-speed aerodynamics at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

• Justin Davis, 2nd Lieutenant and program manager for AFRL’s information directorate.

• Peter Mozloom, senior computer scientist and team lead in AFRL’s information directorate.

• Sarah Woody, Captain and deputy course director for the critical care air transport course at the School of Aerospace Medicine.

• Brennan Taylor, program manager in AFRL’s direct energy directorate at Kirtland Air Force Base.


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