Presentation: Barton Halpern, Director of the Army Research Office

Barton Halpern, Director of the Army Research Office

When: August 30, 2023,10:00 a.m.
Location: Walter Library 101, In-Person
Title: Overview of DEVCOM ARL ARO

Dr. Barton Halpern, Director of the Army Research Office (ARO), will present an overview of the DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory (ARL) ARO on August 30. DEVCOM ARL is the Army’s sole foundational research laboratory focused on cutting-edge scientific discovery, technological innovation, and transition of knowledge products. Faculty and staff are invited to join Dr. Halpern and his team to learn more about ARL research activities. 

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Dr. Halpern is responsible for setting and executing the nationwide extramural research agenda and programs on Army-focused basic research in the engineering, physical, life, mathematical, computer, information, and social sciences to provide critical enhancements to current warfighter needs and revolutionary advances required for technological dominance of the future force with emphasis on the Army’s Modernization Priorities. He is responsible for oversight of the entire ARL extramural 6.1 program. Dr. Halpern serves as a member of high-level executive scientific and technology committees and groups at the international, national, OSD, DA and other federal agency levels, providing technical expertise and influencing executive-level policy and programs.

Army Research Office

The Army Research Office (ARO) was founded in 1951 and is based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. The ARO has more than 100 scientists, engineers, and support staff who manage the Army’s extramural research program. ARO drives cutting-edge and disruptive scientific discoveries that will enable crucial future Army technologies and capabilities through high-risk, high pay-off research opportunities.

ARO’s program managers competitively select and fund basic research proposals from educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and private industry to increase fundamental knowledge and understanding in the chemical, life, physical, engineering, materials, mechanical, computing, information, network, mathematical, earth, and social sciences related to long-term national security needs. The research ARO funds is conducted at 250 universities across the country and around the world with more than 1,100 individual researchers.