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Two NPS Grads Among NASA’s Newest Astronauts
Two Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) alumni have just graduated astronaut basic training with the first cohort for NASA’s Artemis program, poised to open a new chapter of American space exploration. M... Read More

NPS Researchers Lead Innovations in Phase Change Materials
A team of Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) researchers recently published the results of their successful experimentation using phase change materials (PCMs) to develop a formulation with potential to ... Read More

NPS researchers honored with regional clean air award
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) received Monterey area community recognition recently for its efforts to reduce the Navy’s carbon footprint in developing alternative energy technology. Lecturer D... Read More

NPS professor selected to receive prestigious engineering award
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) selected Dr. Young W. Kwon, a Distinguished Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, for the annual S. Y. Zamrik Pressure V... Read More

NPS researcher explores 3D printing with extremely viscous materials
Dr. Emre Gunduz arrived at NPS in July, ready to continue his cutting-edge work with the 3D printing of extremely viscous materials. This work is the culmination of two years of research and testing c... Read More

Summer Interns Help NPS Engineers Explore Unmanned Systems
Two young interns are making some serious waves this summer at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). High school senior Kathryn Yeager and college sophomore Colin Cool are spending their summer breaks... Read More

NPS Holds 13th International Mine Warfare Technology Symposium
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Navy’s Office of Expeditionary Warfare (N95), and the Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUS... Read More

Annual Menneken Awards Honor NPS' Top Researchers
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Provost Dr. Steven R. Lerman announced the winners of the 2017 Menneken Awards, Jan. 10. Made possible by the NPS Foundation through a grant from the Carl E. and Jessie... Read More

Student-Designed Wave Generator Gives Old Research Tank New Life
Researchers in NPS’ Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), and Systems Engineering (SE), have given an old tow tank new life, completing the installation of a student-designed wave... Read More

NASA Accepts Two NPS Graduates Into Latest Astronaut Candidate Class
Of the 11 candidates selected for NASA’s latest class of astronaut candidates, Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Dominick and Marine Corps Maj. Jasmin Moghbeli have something in common ... a master’s degree from the ... Read More

NPS Researcher Living Under the Sea at Aquarius Habitat
NPS Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Research Associate Professor Noel Du Toit has spent the last several days living 60 feet underwater at the Aquarius Reef Base habitat in the Flor... Read More

Laser Testbed Contributes to NPS Education, Research
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), under the direction of Distinguished Professor Brij Agrawal with the university’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has successfully completed th... Read More

Recent Patents Highlight Efforts in Innovation Across Campus
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and its innovative faculty have begun to see their hard work bear fruit with a series of new patents highlighting the diversity of student, faculty led research end... Read More

NPS Students, Faculty Participate in Navy’s Latest Arctic Exercise
An interdisciplinary team of faculty and students from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is taking advantage of the Navy’s large-scale exercise in the Arctic circle, teaming up with members of Subma... Read More

DL Program Puts Nuclear Trained Officers on a Fast Track to Graduation
In an attempt to meet the educational needs of some of the Navy's most highly-trained officers, the Naval Postgraduate School's (NPS) Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) offers a ... Read More

Leadership Gets to Know NPS’ Summer STEM Interns
There are nearly 100 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) interns on the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) campus this summer, and NPS President retired Vice Adm. Ronald A. Route and ... Read More

Former CJCS, NPS Alumnus Inducted into National Academy of Engineering
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) alumnus and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff retired Navy Adm. Mike Mullen was recently inducted into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for “for app... Read More

Major Breakthrough in Carbon Material Could Have Broad DOD Applications
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Associate Professor Claudia C. Luhrs, with collaborator Department of Physics Research Professor Jonathan Phillips an... Read More

NPS Meteorology Examines Environmental Effects on Electromagnetic Waves
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of Meteorology Professor Qing Wang welcomed a multidisciplinary group of scientists to NPS’ Root Hall to kick off a multiyear, multidisciplinary study to exp... Read More

Researchers Fill Operational Needs With Innovation in Unmanned Aircraft Systems
From his unassuming office nestled between robotics and space systems labs at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Research Associate Professor Kevin Jones, along with Professor Isaac Kaminer and Rese... Read More

NPS, SPAWAR Collaboration Explores High-Energy Laser Weapon Defense
From earth’s orbit to the world’s oceans, the U.S. Navy is dedicated to protecting the communications capabilities and manpower necessary for operations worldwide. Defense researchers are consistently... Read More

Robotics Takes Center Stage During Annual Campus Research Fair
Robots of every shape, size and purpose dotted the academic quad as the Naval Postgraduate School’s Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER) once again hosted their... Read More

Former NPS Aeronautics Professor Named AIAA Honorary Fellow
Not many people are presented with the honor of being named an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Honorary Fellow. But for a former NPS distinguished professor who dedicated his... Read More

NPS Student Uses Social Science Background to Promote Change
When Naval Postgraduate School Mechanical Engineering student Lt. Ryan Hilger sees a need for change, he turns to his background in social science to engage people in conversation around the issue. It... Read More

University USW Curriculum Leads Resurgence in Undersea Warfare Dominance
Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” These iconic words, presented to rousing cheers by then President Ronald Reagan on June 12, 1987 in West Berlin, were the defining moment of a generation. With th... Read More

NPS Researchers Evaluate Biofuels for Powering the Fleet
As the largest consumer of fuel in the United States, the Department of Defense has recognized the need to reduce its own dependence on foreign oil, and explore cheaper, safer alternatives. In support... Read More

Singaporean Students, University Faculty Apply Innovative Control Technologies to UAVs
Two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) hover over a building in Singapore. UAV one drops 20 feet and enters through an open window, while UAV two flies slowly above a fire escape until locating a point o... Read More

NPS Researchers Apply the Latest Battery Chemistries to Power the Fleet
Students and faculty at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) are planning to design and build a battery using technologies that have already been called a potential game-changer. U.S. Army Capt. Andre... Read More

Memorial Ceremony Honors the Life and Service of Capt. Alan “Dex” Poindexter
The Naval Postgraduate School community gathered on August 10 to pay their final respects to a man who committed his life to his family and country. Several hundred people, including his family and c... Read More

NPS Professor Emeritus Co-Authors Definitive Text on Rocket Technology
Emeritus Professor Dr. Oscar Biblarz of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has seen great things come of his book, "Rocket Propulsion Elements," 8th Ed... Read More

University Mourns Loss of Dean of Students Capt. Alan Poindexter
On Sunday, July 1, a tragic accident off the coast of Pensacola, Fla., claimed the life of Naval Postgraduate School Dean of Students and Executive Director of Programs Capt. Alan “Dex” Poindexter. P... Read More

NPS Cycling Club, Local Community Pay Tribute to Capt. Alan Poindexter
On Saturday, July 21, close to 200 members of the Naval Postgraduate School and local communities made their way from Lovers Point to NPS to pay tribute to the late Capt. Alan "Dex" Poindexter, the un... Read More

NPS Welcomes Consultant Dr. Fenton Carey for SGL
On May 15, Naval Postgraduate School students, faculty and staff welcomed aeronautical engineering alumnus Dr. Fenton Carey, a retired naval officer, for a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture entitled... Read More

Doctoral Student Explores Algorithm for Force Protection
Cmdr. Jay Foraker is less than a month away from receiving his Ph.D. in Operations Research (OR), but his studies in optimal search patterns may not be coming to a close. In fact, it may soon become p... Read More

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus Announces NPS’ Energy Degree Programs
U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus took to the stage in King Auditorium, Aug. 29, to discuss the Navy's energy initiatives, and to announce NPS' contributions to those efforts through the establishm... Read More

Adaptive Optics Center of Excellence for National Security Established at NPS
On May 2, 2011, then Maj. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, Commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), placed the final signature on the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), completing the process to offi... Read More

A Conversation with New Dean of Students, Capt. Alan Poindexter
  When the Naval Postgraduate School welcomed its new Dean of Students (DoS) early this year, it was a face the campus had seen many times before. Capt. Alan Poindexter is not only an alumnus, ea... Read More

NPS Student-Professor Team Assists Commander, U.S. Third Fleet With ‘Splitting’ Dilemma
With 22 Ticonderoga-class cruisers (CG 47) exhibiting cracks in their superstructures, some up to nine feet in length, the Navy is facing a technically difficult and potentially costly challenge. &nbs... Read More

NPS Crushes CubeSats for DARPA Challenge
The Space Systems Academic Group at NPS is known for being active in developing CubeSats- small, square satellites used for space research. The satellites have become widely popular in academia as the... Read More

NPS Teams Up with NASA, Industry to Test Groundbreaking Maneuvers on Spacecraft in Orbit
Dazzling sun spots and stunning solar flares were just another day in the life of the Transitional Regional and Coronal Explorer (TRACE) spacecraft for the past 12 years. Designed to record solar acti... Read More

University Recognizes Newest Slate of Distinguished Faculty
Six members of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) faculty were recognized as Distinguished Professors during the summer quarter graduation ceremony in King Auditorium, Sept. 24. “The title of Distin... Read More

Professors Honored With AIAA Mechanics and Control of Flight Award
During an August 3 ceremony in Toronto, Canada, NPS Professors Isaac “Mike” Ross and Fariba Fahroo were presented with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Mechanics and Contr... Read More

NPS Team Wins AIAA Young Professional Rocket Launch Competition
A team of students and faculty from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and Hartnell College participated in the second annual American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Young Professio... Read More

Head of Thai Ministry of Defence Inducted into NPS Hall of Fame
The Naval Postgraduate School welcomed General Apichart Penkitti, Permanent Secretary of Defence of the Thai Ministry of Defence, into the university’s Hall of Fame, placing him in a distinguished gro... Read More

Three NPS Faculty Win Prestigious DURIP Awards
Three Naval Postgraduate School faculty members have been selected to receive prestigious Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) Awards for fiscal year 2010: Mechanical and Aerosp... Read More

NPS New Home for Giant Segmented-Mirror Space Telescope
The Naval Postgraduate School is the proud new home for the Segmented Mirror Space Telescope (SMT), designed and developed for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) as a technical demonstrator and ... Read More

Golf Course Annex Gets High-Speed Boost
For such a cool, sunny day, not a single set of golf clubs gleamed on the greens at the Monterey Pines Golf Course. True, there may have been golfers aplenty at the clubhouse that day, but all were pr... Read More

Distinguished Professor Agrawal Elected AIAA Fellow
Sometimes it does take a rocket scientist to be elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Naval Postgraduate School Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and ... Read More