Florida Institute for Research into Energetics Shalimar, FL
The Florida Institute for Research into Energetics is all about the business end of aerial weapons, including high explosives and energetic materials. The research unit is a consortium of four universities and the military.
Focus: computational energetics
Location/address: 1350 North Poquito Road, Shalimar, FL 32579
Overview: The university research consortium includes the University of Florida, Georgia Tech, University of Illinois Champaign and Purdue University. The institute utilizes the facilities at the University of Florida Research and Engineering Education Facility and labs at the Air Force Research Lab/Munitions Directorate at Eglin Air Force Base to investigate a variety of topics related to energetic materials and high explosives. Research topics include ways to better predict explosives performance and methods to synthesize new materials, including nano technologies.
Technical expertise/research fields: Theory and modeling, manufacturing and synthesis, characterization of high explosives and energetic materials.
Facilities/equipment: REEF facilities in Shalimar and AFRL/RW facilities at Eglin Air Force Base
Research/site/business development contact: Dr. John “Row” Rogacki, administrative director
Mailing address: University of Florida, Research and Engineering Education Facility, 1350 N. Poquito Rd., Shalimar, FL 32579