ADELPHI, MD (November 16, 2016) – Today, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory announced new partnerships with the University of Texas at Austin and other regional universities establishing ARL South. ARL South was established to give ARL a physical presence in this region and to enhance ARL’s growing global science and technology ecosystem.
ARL South was announced this morning at ARL’s open house at the Adelphi Laboratory Center in Adelphi, Maryland. Part of ARL’s Open Campus program, it will expand upon materials technology and other research through co-location and close collaboration.
“Through the Open Campus framework, ARL scientists and engineers collaborate side-by-side with visiting scientists in ARL’s facilities and similarly as visiting researchers at collaborators’ institutions. Now with the announcement of ARL South, this will be expanded to the University of Texas at Austin and other regional institutions,” said Dr. Philip Perconti, acting ARL Director. “Central to the research collaborations is mutual scientific interest and investment by all partners.”
“UT Austin is excited to serve as host for Army Research Lab’s new ARL South outpost as it forges connections with our campus and with universities in the region,” said Dan Jaffe, vice president for research at UT Austin. “We look forward to joining together to create new knowledge that can produce the technologies that continue to give our armed forces the advantages they need to succeed in their future missions. Already, several groups of UT Austin scientists and engineers are working together to map out their collaborative activities.”
While the headquarters for ARL South will be located at University of Texas at Austin, ARL research teams will be present at a number of other regional institutions. ARL plans to leverage research focused on solving non-military applications and adapt them for Army and DOD use.