Army Research Labs

Army Research Lab

If you would like to attend the seminar, and/or meet with an ARL representative, sign up here!

Specific areas of expertise include:

  • Computational Sciences
  • Information Sciences
  • Human Sciences
  • Materials Research
  • Energetic Materials Research- “ARL’s energetic materials research includes chemical synthesis and formulation, molecular dynamics simulations, computational chemistry, ignition and combustion studies, and propulsion physics. This research supports critical developments in gun, rocket, and missile weapons technologies.”
  • Lethality Division- Looking for possible collaborations with experts in detonation physics- Contact Conrad Monson (, 2-7722) if interested

  • We will also learn about ARL West’s (Playa Vista, CA) technical focus areas, which include:
    o Human Information Interaction
    o Contextual Analytics
    o Hybrid Human Interfaces
    o Integrated Analysis and Assessment
    o Joint Human-Agent Decision Making
    o Cybersecurity
    o Embedded Processing
    o Intelligent Systems

    2018 IDR Award Winners

    BYU’s Research Development office, in conjunction with the Office of the Vice President of Research, has recently started the largest internal grant program in the history of the university.

    BYU faculty can earn up to $120,000 through the Interdisciplinary Research (IDR) Origination Awards, two-year grants that are meant to help faculty conduct research across disciplines that will lead to additional funding from external sources.

    Three teams received the first ever IDR Origination Awards this past March: sociology professor Lance Erickson and a team doing Alzheimer’s research; humanities professor Troy Cox and collaborators doing second language literacy research; and plant and wildlife professor Neil Hansen leading a group doing irrigation system research.

    Grant awardees said the funding they received from BYU helped them gain enough traction to be strong candidates for external funding. The three winning project’s primary investigators in last year’s IDR Origination Awards will present at this year’s Research Networking Event, sponsored by BYU Research Development.


    2018 Research Networking

    Research Development is sponsoring the 7th Research (Speed) Networking Event. The objective of speed networking is for faculty to gain knowledge about research in different colleges and disciplines and to network for possible collaboration opportunities with colleagues in these disciplines. The event features 3 minute research presentations from 30-40 faculty with additional attendees who will listen but not present. The event will take place on Tuesday August 28, 2018 (the second day of the Annual University Conference) from 9:30-12:00 pm with lunch to follow. Presentations will be organized according to topics and a schedule of presentations will be provided for those who can’t participate in the whole event.

    Faculty who participated in previous events identified potential research collaborations and gained a greater understanding of research activities across different disciplines. They were very positive about the experience. Additional details for this event will follow; for those who would like to signup for the event now, please follow the link: 2018 Research Networking Sign Up. For those who want to see the presentations from past events, go to the Faculty Research page on our RD website.
    For questions, call Sarah Dorff (2-0132), Kristen Kellems (2-8967) or Conrad Monson (2-7722).