CCEM Seminar: Introduction to the Office of Naval Research Global
Apr 29, 2022
10:00AM to 11:00AM
Date(s) - 29/04/2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Speaker: Charles R. “Chip” Eddy, Jr., Science Director for Power & Energy and Materials, Office of Naval Research Global – London, UK
Location: ABB 431 or online
Dr. Charles Eddy joined the Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG) in October 2020 as Science Director for Mission Capable, Persistent & Survivable Sea Platforms, with focus on Power & Energy and Materials Science. He brings extensive experience in materials science to power and energy technologies and facilitates international research collaborations in other areas of emerging S&T, focusing primarily on the United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland and Canada.
As the international extension of the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG) operates with the mission to serve as the enduring Navy and Marine Corps global presence in technical and operational communities, investing in trusted partnerships to discover and connect science and technology leaders for sustained maritime security. As more than 80% of advanced research is conducted outside the borders of the United States, ONRG plays a critical role in avoiding technological surprise and in building long-term, mutually beneficial relationships through its desire of being the “partner of choice”.
ONRG achieves its mission through activities across six departments which operate around the world. These six departments include the International Science Program, Science Advisors, International Engagement, Experimentation & Analysis, Tech Solutions and Foreign Comparative Test. These departments cover science and technologies spanning from technology readiness levels (TRL) 0 (discovery) to 8 (system qualification through test and demonstration).
This talk will present an overview of ONRG and these six departments, then focus on the International Science Program (ISP) where Science Directors engage innovative international researchers through liaison visits, grants, travel grants and support for international workshops and conferences. The ISP works at the lowest TRL levels of discovery and basic and early applied research targeting a wide dissemination of research results through open publication in archival literature and presentation at international workshops, symposia and conferences. Examples of active research grants will also be presented to provide perspective on scope and structure of ONRG investments in building relationships with innovative international researchers and advancing fundamental science and technology.