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The Harry Diamond Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship recognizes the significant work that Harry Diamond performed in inventing the proximity fuze, described at the time as “one of the outstanding scientific developments of World War II ... second only to the atomic bomb.”

The George F. Adams Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship recognizes the early work in computational chemistry that Dr. Adams pioneered at the forerunner to ARL, the Army’s Ballistics Research Lab. By recognizing the importance of theoretical chemistry, he laid the foundations for quantum mechanical predictions of structures of small molecules and energetic materials for the Army, a critical enabler for present-day ARL multi-scale computational research.

The Robert J. Eichelberger Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship recognizes the significant contributions made by Dr. Eichelberger to detonation physics and electromagnetic phenomena induced by strong shocks in solids, and for his role as Director of the forerunner to ARL, the Army’s Ballistics Research Lab, from 1967 to 1986.

ENIAC was designed and constructed for the United States Army, Ordnance Corps, Research and Development Command. The construction contract was signed on June 5, 1943. Development began in secret at the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School of Electrical Engineering under the code name "Project PX." Once completed, ENIAC was housed and run by the Army’s Ballistic Research Laboratory, a forerunner laboratory of ARL.

The Brad E. Forch Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship was established to honor an ARL scientist who, in addition to his outstanding technical accomplishments, was renowned for his broad expertise and his spirit of volunteerism. Dr. Forch began his Army career as NRC Research Associate and quickly moved up the ranks to career scientist, to team leader, to branch chief, and ultimately to the Army's highest rank of ST, serving as the expert in ballistics and energetic materials. His many technical achievements include the development of laser ignition technology for the 155-mm self-propelled howitzer.



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