Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
75th APL Anniversary


Red planet

Johns Hopkins APL's Kaushik Iyer Named as American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellow
Kaushik Iyer, a materials physicist in the Space Technologies and Applied Research Group in APL's Space Exploration Sector, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The honor recognizes exceptional engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession.
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Red planet

Back to the Red Planet
NASA has tapped APL to build a powerful science instrument for an upcoming Japan-led sample return mission to the two moons of Mars.
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Adam Watkins, left, of the Force Projection Sector, and Phillip Graff, right, of the Asymmetric Operations Sector

Two Lab Researchers Win Top Honors from Maryland Academy of Sciences
Phillip Graff, of the Asymmetric Operations Sector, was named an Outstanding Young Scientist, while Adam Watkins, of the Force Projection Sector, was named an Outstanding Young Engineer.
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Rick Chapman Receives National Defense Industrial Association Bronze Medal

APL, FS-ISAC Operationalize Framework for Sharing, Acting on Cybersecurity Info
APL is teaming with the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center to operationalize the Integrated Adaptive Cyber Defense framework for cybersecurity automation, orchestration and information sharing.
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FSO communication system

APL Laser Communications System Wins 2017 TechConnect Defense Innovation Award
APL was recognized with the 2017 TechConnect Defense Innovation Award at this year’s Defense Innovation Summit in Tampa, Florida, in recognition for its development of a high-bandwidth, free-space optical communications system.
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  • Strategic Deterrence