SNFosterShanelle N. Foster, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, was selected as one of the nine finalists for the Chief of Naval Research (CNR) Concept Challenge within the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Congratulations!

Chief of Naval Research (CNR) Rear Adm. David J. Hahn has publicly announced the finalists at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., Jul. 20-21. The Expo is the premier science and technology event for the Navy and Marine Corps, and convenes every two years. Attendees have access to senior Navy and Marine Corps leadership and program officers to learn how to do business with ONR.

The CNR Concept Challenge is a historic call for innovative ideas to support the Navy and Marine Corps of the future. The CNR Challenge also aligns with Hahn’s new strategic direction—a Framework— for the U.S. Navy’s continuum of research and development. All idea submissions were reviewed by a team of subject matter experts within the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Dr. Shanelle Foster was selected to develop "3D printing of magnetic cores for electrical motors".  The other finalists are: 

-- Robert Yurko and Patrick Henning, for developing an advanced, portable fluid-analysis lab
-- Lei Zuo, for creating an energy-harvesting backpack
-- Benjamin Conley, for enhancements to existing thermal-imaging capabilities
-- Joe Kennedy, for a prototype system that assesses various sources of position, navigating and timing data
-- Harrison E. Holmes, for creating low-cost solutions for additive-manufacturing metals
-- Jack Zaientz and Eric Martinson, for research developing anticipatory service robots
-- Jim Coward, for a supercontinuum laser source for shipboard protection
-- Martin Kearney-Fischer, for the HERMES autonomous aerial cargo delivery vehicle


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