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Dr. Thomas Russell presents the AFOSR Overview at the AFOSR Spring Review 2013. At this review, Program Officers from AFOSR Technical Divisions will present briefings that highlight basic research ...

Dr. Thomas Russell presents the AFOSR Overview at the AFOSR Spring Review 2013. At this review, Program Officers from AFOSR Technical Divisions will present briefings that highlight basic research programs beneficial to the Air Force.

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  • 1 Integrity  Service  Excellence AFOSR OVERVIEW Dr. Thomas Russell, SES Director AFOSR Air Force Research Laboratory Distribution A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
  • 2 Distribution A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited Air Force Research Laboratory The Air Force’s Corporate Research and Development Laboratory
  • 3 AF Basic Research Manager • Transition Technologies to DOD and Industry - 907 funded transitions (follow-on-uses) from FY11 PI data call - AFRL is the principal transition path - 152 STTR small business - university contracts • Identify Breakthrough Research Opportunities – Here & Abroad - 60 Program Managers interacting with leading scientists and engineers across the globe - 3 International offices (London, Tokyo, Santiago) - Sponsored 165 scientific workshops and symposiums • Foster Revolutionary Basic Research for Air Force Needs - 1291 extramural research grants at 201 U.S. universities - 313 intramural research projects at AFRL, USAFA, AFIT - 1900 PIs, 3500 grad students, 603 post-docs supported Mission: We discover, shape, and champion basic science that profoundly impacts the future Air Force. Distribution A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
  • 4 • Current and previous AFOSR organizations were structured around number of SES positions - Not organized to optimize Science Mission, Organized to justify SES positions - Organization becomes series of stovepipes and opportunistic engagements • Current fiscal and scientific environment demands a change - Organization must be more collaborative and responsive - Scientific Community is changing how they execute research, we need to evolve from current structure AFOSR Reorganization Desired End State: A coherent, collaborative, 6.1 AF organization leading the way to tomorrow’s technologies Distribution A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
  • 5 • Maintain strong 6.1 focus and improve scientific quality across AFOSR – Maintain semi-autonomy for program managers as subject experts – Enhance responsiveness to rapidly changing scientific environment • Improve the ability to collaborate across all AFOSR portfolios • Improve the ability to collaborate across the International Enterprise Goals of Reorganization Two program manager committees were formed with a focus on RSXs – Distribution A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
  • 6 RT Basic Science Program Office SES 0/0/2/2 CME: 0 RTA Dynamical Sys and Control DR-4 0/0/8/8 CME: 0 RTB Quantum & Non- equilibrium Processes DR-4 0/0/8/8 CME: 0 RTC Information, Decision, & Complex Networks DR-4 0/0/7/7 CME: 0 RTD Complex Materials and Devices DR-4 1/0/7/8 CME: 0 RTE Energy, Power, and Propulsion DR-4 0/0/6/6 CME: 0 IOA Asia DR-4 4/0/6/10 CME: 0 IOE Europe 0-5 4/0/8/12 CME: 0 IOS South America DR-4 0/0/4/4 CME: 0 ION North America DR-4 6/0/4/10 CME: 5 IO International Science Prog Office 0-6 1/0/0/1 CME: 0 OM Operations Mgt DO-4 0/0/6/6 CME: 0 PK Contracting DO-4 0/0/40/40 RPP Plans and Budget DR-4 1/0/6/7 CME: 0 RP Business Integration DR-4 0/0/2/2 CME: 0 JA Judge Advocate 0-4 2/0/0/2 CME: 0 IT Info Technology DO-4 0/0/2/2 CME: 22 RPF Financial Mgt DO-4 0/0/2/2 CME: 0 AFOSR/CL Director SES 0/0/6/6 CME: 0 AFOSR Reorganization DD Deputy Director 0-6 1/0/2/3 CME: 0 AFRL/PK Chief RPFF External Funds 0/0/5/5 CME: 0 RPFB Direct Funds 0/0/5/5 CME: 0 RPFW Resources Mgmt 0/0/5/5 CME: 0 FY 12/02 Authorized OFF/Enl/Civ/Total 20/0/154/174 CME: 27 ITM Information Management DO-2 0/0/6/6 CME: 0 ITA Information Assurance DO-2 0/0/7/7 CME: 0 David Stargel William Roach Robert Bonneau Hugh DeLong John Schmisseur Distribution A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
  • 7Distribution A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited 35 73 1 27 8 44 204 40 CT 16 DC 23 DE 11 32 8 3056 7 5 MD 47 52 21 14 5 22 1 5 8 NJ 42 RI 16 22 81 76 4 1 73 4 11 151 2 7 32 101 2 Number of Projects: 1291 AFOSR Sponsored 70 Nobel Laureates 1 3 Top Funded Univ. • Stanford • Princeton • Georgia Tech • M.I.T. • UC San Diego • Univ of Michigan • UC Berkeley • Univ. of Maryland • Univ. of Arizona • Cal Tech Current PI Awards & Recognitions: • 4 - Nobel Prize winners • 52 - National Academies members • 2- President's Council (PCAST) • 24 - Presidential Early Career Award • 115 - Professional Society Fellows • 131 - Young Investigator Program Broad Academic Engagement Across the US 1 1
  • 8 Improving the AF Organic Research Capability Intramural Proposal Process • Best new-start proposals endorsed by AFRL Directors • Proposals peer reviewed • 10% of recipients designated as “STAR” teams Workforce Development • Centers of Excellence (7 Active/3 Pending) – Tie selected universities to TDs • International personnel exchanges (30) • Postdocs (80) & summer faculty (99) & students (22) at AF research sites Assures a healthy AF in-house basic research capability FY12 In-House Research Funding Data Distribution A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
  • 9 Building International Relationship to Avoid Technology Surprise • Building international goodwill • Strengthening partnerships • Avoiding technological surprise • Accelerating S&T achievements and transitions to the U.S. • Nanomaterials (Taiwan, Korea) • Metamaterials (Europe, Israel) • Fiber Lasers (UK) • Hypersonics (Australia, Brazil, Belgium) • Machine Cognition (Japan, Australia) • Brain Science (Korea) • Extremophiles (Chile) • Plasma Science (FSU) • SSA (Chile) • Bio-Inspired Flight (India, UK) • Quantum Info Sciences (UK) • Ultra-Short Pulse Lasers (Europe) Defense Science Board Report: “It is important for DoD to be involved in the cutting edge of basic research on topics of specific interest to the Department- whether the cutting edge is in the U.S. or overseas.” Recommendation: DoD increase the percentage of basic research funding that is invested internationally from 2.5% to 5% $19.7M at International Universities
  • 10 World R&D Publications (2000 to 2010): US share of global R&D steadily decreasing 2000 636,358 Articles 2010 898,416 Articles 41% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% European Union China United States Japan Middle East Canada Taiwan Other America South Korea Russia Aus/NZ Africa 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% European Union China United States Japan Middle East Canada Taiwan Other America South Korea Russia Aus/NZ Africa 2010 2000
  • 11Distribution A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited AF Basic Research Budget *Estimate Tax (AF, AFRL, Sec. 219), $33,072,000 AFOSR Support/Overhead, $35,706,222 AFRL (Intramural), $62,240,656 USAFA & AFIT, $4,032,500 Workforce (Post- Doc, SFFP, & Other), $16,378,482 Extramural Research, $193,196,791 International, $19,701,349 AF OSD PECASE, $4,088,381 MINERVA, $3,300,000 DURIP, $12,441,316 Overhead, $4,209,961 Tax, $4,316,000 National Defense S&E Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG), $35,982,849 ASSURE, $4,500,000 Multi-University Research Initiative (MURI), $71,434,493 FY 2012 FY 2013* FY 2014* FY 2015* AF 6.1 364,328 361,787 371,976 379,045 OSD Devolved 6.1 140,273 141,153 138,747 140,738 Total $K 504,601 502,940 510,723 519,783
  • 12 Educating the Next Generation ASSURE site at Fort Johnson, NY • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG - $36.0M) - Full tuition assistance + $31K/per year stipend - Fellows do not incur any service obligation - Supports over 550 PhD-track graduate students • Awards to Stimulate and Support Undergraduate Research Experience (ASSURE - $4.5M) - Provide undergraduates with research opportunities in S&E fields of DoD interest - Supports over 500 undergraduate students during summer months – managed by National Science Foundation • Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS - $.70M) - Provide high school students to conduct an original research investigation in the STEM field. • Professional Society Meetings, Scientific Exchanges, and other Scholar Programs - $8.89M • Historically Black Colleges & Universities and Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) USA Science & Engineering Festival , DC Distribution A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
  • 13 • Develop long-term relationships with leading junior PIs • 222 awards since FY07; 48 awarded in FY12 • Must have received PhD in the last five years • Awards up to 5 years • Goal: increase YIPs to >50/year Young Investigator Program (YIP) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 FY07 FY08 FY09 FY10 FY11 FY12 NumberofYIPs Fiscal Year
  • 14 Find AFOSR on Facebook Main AFOSR Page: http://www.facebook.com/afosr Aerothermodynamics & Turbulence Portfolio: http://www.facebook.com/afosr.GoFast Flow Interactions & Control Portfolio: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/AFOSR-Flow- Interactions-and-Control/ 8 June 2011 Distribution A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
  • 15 Summary • The White House and DoD strongly supports the basic research program • AF basic research: – Probes today’s technology limits and ultimately leads to future technologies – Creates knowledgeable workforce in fields of critical AF interest • AF basic research investments are fully coordinated and leveraging opportunities are exploited for innovation “Innovation also demands basic research. Today, the discoveries taking place in our federally- financed labs and universities could lead to … New lightweight vests for cops and soldiers that can stop any bullet. Don't gut these investments in our budget. Support the same kind of research and innovation that led to the computer chip and the Internet.” - President Obama, State of Union Speech, 24 January 2012 Distribution A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
  • 16 Happy 60th Birthday AFOSR1951 - 2011 Distribution A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
  • 17 AFOSR Mission • ID Breakthrough Research Opportunities – Here & Abroad • Foster Revolutionary Basic Research for Air Force Needs • Transition Technologies to DoD and Industry TODAY’S BREAKTHROUGH SCIENCE FOR TOMORROW’S AIR FORCE Discover, shape, and champion basic science that profoundly impacts the future Air Force