Some Recent Projects at Natick Lab (NSRDEC)

April 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm America/New York Timezone
MIT Lincoln Laboratory - Cafeteria
244 Wood St
Lexington, MA 02420

Life Members

The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) is located at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC) installation and is known locally as “Natick Labs”. NSRDEC is widely recognized for proposing creative technologies, and researching, developing, advancing, and transitioning these technologies to aid individual Soldiers on the battlefield. Historically, NSRDEC’s focus areas have ranged from food (Meals Ready to Eat, or MREs) and shelters/expeditionary maneuver, to uniforms and smart fabrics. Dr. Richard Osgood will outline some of the past and ongoing efforts at NSRDEC, including: developing nanomaterials for power and energy harvesting, communications and combat ID, thermal and signature management, solar power, chemical detection, and e-textiles. He will talk in more detail about a current project involving a microrectenna array developed for sensing as well as data or power transfer.

As a research physicist at NSRDEC, Dr. Osgood leads basic and applied research involving areas such as nanomaterials, optical materials, lightweight solar cells, optoelectronics, nonlinear optics, and fibers for the Soldier and his/her equipment (including Expeditionary Maneuver). He currently serves as acting lead of the Optic and Electromagnetic Materials Team. He received his PhD in Applied Physics from Stanford University in 1996, and has been an Army scientist at NSRDEC for more than 11 years. He has authored over fifty publications in the area of electromagnetic interactions with materials, and holds several US patents. Dr. Osgood serves on several panels reviewing government and FFRDC programs, policies, and long-range planning. Dr. Osgood also participates in advisory groups, such as the Interagency Advanced Power Group, writes and reviews articles for scientific and engineering journals, and reviews proposals for government agencies.

The meeting will be held at 4:00PM, Wednesday April 11th at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, 244 Wood St, Lexington, MA. The meeting will be in the Main Cafeteria.

Refreshments will be available at 3:30.

Please use the Wood Street entrance to Lincoln Laboratory. Signs will direct you from reception to the Main Cafeteria.