Naval Enterprise Partnership Teaming with Universities for National Excellence (NEPTUNE)
The Office of Naval Research’s (ONR 33) Naval Enterprise Partnership Teaming with Universities for National Excellence (NEPTUNE) program helps the Navy and Marine Corps discover ways to improve energy conservation, generate renewable energy and implement energy-efficient technologies - while giving active-duty military, military students and veterans the chance to immerse themselves in university-level research.
Program participants will engage in interdisciplinary research across multiple energy-related areas of study. This collaborative approach accelerates progress by identifying upstream or downstream roadblocks, and potential solutions in rapid timeframes. For further information and inquiries, please reach out to the NEPTUNE program point of contact listed below.
Example Research Areas
- Access to wearable, flexible, and lightweight electronics, such as solar cells, batteries and sensors.
- Development of low cost catalyst materials for portable hydrogen generation and on-demand power.
- Development of low-cost, high-performance electrode materials for Na-ion batteries.
- Fundamental studies on composition/performance correlations for aviation fuels.
- Heterogeneous surface wettability for manipulation of dryout hydrodynamics and bubble departure during high-heat-flux boiling processes.
- Improvements in DoD electronic systems, including radars, communication, navigation and munitions’ electronics.
Current Program Participants
Program Contact Information