AFRL Partners With UNM for New Directed Energy Center

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November 10, 2021 | Originally published by U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory on November 3, 2021

KIRTLAND AFB, N.M. (AFRL)  The Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL’s) Directed Energy Directorate is partnering with The University of New Mexico (UNM) to establish a center for directed energy studies, a congressionally-funded endeavor.

The Directed Energy Center will be based at UNM and jointly managed by UNM’s School of Engineering and UNM’s Center for High Technology Materials (CHTM).

AFRL is recognized as the nation’s center of excellence for the development of directed energy technologies and will oversee the founding of the center as well as the research taking place at UNM.

“We are extremely pleased to partner with UNM and to grow New Mexico’s experts in the field of directed energy,” said Dr. Kelly Hammett, Director of the AFRL Directed Energy Directorate. “Our nation will be better equipped to move forward in this critical technology as a result of this partnership.”

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