The Department of Defense selected an Army researcher as Laboratory Scientist of the Quarter.
The DOD named Dr. Kristopher Darling, a materials scientist with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Lightweight and Specialty Metals Branch, as the best in the DOD this quarter for "extraordinary service to the science and technology community."
"In a very close race, Dr. Darling was selected based on his recent discovery," said Dr. Melissa Flagg, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Research in the Nov. 10, 2016, announcement. "As a testament to the significance of Dr. Darling's contribution to his field, he recently published his findings in Nature, an interdisciplinary scientific journal that is widely regarded as one of the top two most prestigious academic journals publishing original research across a wide range of scientific fields."
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