Office of Naval Research Summer Faculty Research & Sabbatical Leave Program
The number of Faculty Fellows appointed by each lab is meant only as a potential indicator of research opportunities available, but should not be construed as a final number of available positions for the upcoming program. The actual number of Fellows appointed at a participating lab may vary each year.
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division Norco, CA

    Materials Science (cellular structures, amorphous materials)
    Surface Chemistry/Physics (sputter coating, electroplating, PVD, CVD, e-beam coating)
    Computer Science
    Mechanical Engineering
    Applied Physics
    Software Assurance
    Reliability Engineering
    Systems Engineering
    Design Assurance
    Heterogeneous Catalyst Synthesis and Characterization
    Advanced Electrical Grid System and Software Design and Implementation
    Measurements and metrology related to additive manufacturing
    Pervasive Connectivity
    Advanced Communications
    Wireless Technologies and Advanced Networks
    Embedded and Deployable Training Technologies
    Predictive Analytics

  • Naval Air Warfare Center - Aircraft Division - Patuxent River, MD

    Acoustic Science & Technology
    Advanced Aircraft Materials
    Advanced Processors/Computer Systems Technology
    Aircraft Controls & Displays
    Aircraft Design & Performance
    Avionic Systems
    Environmental Sensing
    Fiber Optics/High Speed Fiber Optics Networks
    Flight Control Design/Aerospace Test & Evaluation Engineering
    High Strength Cables and Harnesses
    Life Support & Human Factors
    Manufacturing Technology
    Microwave Technology
    Systems, Software & Computer Technologies (incl. Logic)
    Weapons System Analysis, Design, Integration

  • Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute - Cocoa Beach, FL

    Diversity/Equal Opportunity/Equal Employment Opportunity
    Organizational Effectiveness
    Institutional Research
    Organizational Assessment and Development

  • Naval Undersea Warfare Center - Newport, RI; New London, CT; Keyport, WA

    Numerical Analysis
    Communications & Electromagnetics
    Signal & Information Processing
    Underwater Propulsion
    Ocean Science/Technology
    Systems Engineering
    Mathematics/Computer Engineering
    Cognitive Neuroscience

  • Naval Air Warfare Center - Training Systems Division - Orlando, FL

    Individual and Team Training Methodology
    Virtual Environment Technology
    Advanced Distributed Learning
    Human Cognition
    Human Computer Interaction
    Performace Measurement
    Tactical Decisioin Making
    Embedded and Deployable Training Technologies
    Distributed Team Training Strategies and Technologies
    Intelligent Tutoring in Virtual and Distributed Simulation

  • Naval Surface Warfare Center - Carderock Division - Bethesda, MD

    Acoustic Ship Silencing
    Survivability, Structures & Materials
    Ship Machinery Systems
    Ship Systems & Logistics
    Ship Hydromechanics
    Advanced Electronics Instrumentation
    Submarine Maneuvering
    Electromagnetic Signatures

  • Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific - San Diego, CA

    Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
    Data Fusion, Anomaly Detection and Algorithm Development
    Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
    Electronic Warfare
    Cyberspace Operations
    In-sit Power Sources for Remote Operations
    Signal Processing and Analysis
    Robust Information Architectures
    Pervasive Connectivity, Advanced Communications, Wireless
    Technologies and Advanced Networks
    Fiber Optics/High Speed Fiber Optics Networks/Photonics
    Modeling and Simulation Application and Technologies Applied
    to Computers and Communications

  • Space and Naval Warfare Center Alantic - Charleston, SC

    Robust Information Architectures, Trusted Information Sources
    Pervasive Connectivity, Advanced Communications, Wireless
    Technologies, and Advanced Networks
    Command and Control
    Cyber Algorithms, Techniques, and Technologies for Predicting,
    Detecting, and Countering Cyber Threats
    Modeling and Simulation Application and Technologies Applied
    to Computers, Communications, Sensors and Processing
    Navigation Technology
    Sensor Systems
    Assisted/Automated Decision Aids
    Predictive Analytics
    Control for Adaptive Cooperative Systems
    Human Systems Interface
    Software Engineering Development and Application

  • Naval Air Warfare Center - Weapons Division - China Lake, CA

    Optical Sciecnes
    Electro-optical Technology
    Microwave Technology
    Applied Mechanics
    Propulsion Technology
    Energetic Materials
    Fire & Science Technology
    Environmental Technologies
    Material Science
    Targeting Technology
    Human Factors
    Embedded Computing
    MillimeterWave SolidState Technology
    Numerical Analysis/Digital Signal Processing

  • Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center - Port Hueneme, CA

    Materials Technology/Chemistry
    Applied Mathematics/Computer Modeling
    Environmental Compliance/Biotechnology
    Construction Technology

  • Naval Medical Research Institute - Silver Spring, MD

    Biological Defense Research
    Bone Marrow Research
    Combat Casualty Care
    Environmental Physiology
    Infectious Diseases - Malaria Research
    Infectious Diseases - Enteric Diseases Research
    Infectious Diseases - Viral & Rickettsial Dieases Research
    Infectious Diseases - Threat Assessment Department

  • Naval Health Research Center - San Diego, CA

    Sustained Performance - Behavior & Psychology
    Epidemiology & Disease Surveillance
    Neuroelectric & Neuromagnetic Assessment-
    Cognitive Performance
    Performance Enhancement - Extreme
    Physical Fitness/Job Performance
    Psychopharmalogy - Human Performance

  • Naval Surface Warfare Center - Indian Head Division - Indian
    Head, MD

    Energetic Materials
    Detonation Science
    Applied Mechanics
    Computer Analysis
    Environmental Technologies
    Material Science

  • Naval Surface Warfare Center - Dahlgren Division - Dahlgren,
    VA & Dam Neck, VA

    Surface Ship Combat Systems- Dahlgren, VA
    Directed Energy Systems- Dahlgren, VA
    Chemical, Biological and Radiological Defence Systems-
    Dahlgren, VA
    Homeland Defense and Force Protection- Dahlgren, VA
    Ordnance- Dahlgren, VA
    Littoral Warfare Systems- Dahlgren, VA
    Human System Integration- Dahlgren, VA
    Systems Engineering, intergration and cerification of complex
    systems- Dahlgren, VA
    Weaponization of Unmanned Systems- Dahlgren, VA
    Integrated Training Systems- Dam Neck, VA
    Radar Distribution Systems-Dam Neck, VA
    Command, Control and Communication Systems Integration-
    Dam Neck, VA

  • Naval Surface Warfare Center - Panama City Division -
    Panama City, FL

    Sensor Technology
    Control Systems
    Signal and Image Processing
    Coastal Warfare Analysis

  • Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory - Groton, CT

    Auditory Science
    Biomedical Science

  • Navy Medical Research Unit Dayton

    Research performed at NAMRL has contributed significantly to understanding health, safety, and performance consequences of flight on humans. Major topics of investigation have included spatial orientation, motion sickness, vestibular function, pilot fatigue, vision research, cockpit display characteristics, aviator selection testing, hypoxia, thermal stress, aviation medical standards, pharmaceutical studies, and aviator performance. Beginning in the 1940s, when the original Pensacola centrifuge was built, the laboratory has been particularly distinguished as a world leader in acceleration and motion-based research. This status was achieved through the efforts of such eminent researchers as Drs. Graybiel, Miller, and Guedry, whose work from the 1940s through the 1990s was facilitated by a unique collection of large research devices, including the Human Disorientation Device, the Coriolis Acceleration Platform, and the Visual-Vestibular Sphere Device. A new generation of unique large research devices is being installed at Dayton to assist NAMRU-D researchers in expanding this long and proud legacy.

    Beyond the countless contributions to aeromedical science, NAMRL researchers have also improved the health, safety and performance of naval aviators and aircrew through the development and transition of research products and devices. NAMRL products such as the transdermal scopolamine patch of the 1960s to ameliorate the effects of motion sickness and the Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device of the 2000s to provide hypoxia familiarization training to fleet aviators are two of many such examples of the lab’s historic and ongoing focus on "bench to battlefield" applications from research. NAMRL’s legacy will continue in Ohio, as the world-class scientists, laboratory facilities, and research devices housed at NAMRU-D will position the new lab at the forefront of aeromedical research for the next generation.