U.S. – UK 2020 Science and Technology Cooperation Award Winners

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SUBJECT: 2020 U.S. – UK Science and Technology Cooperation Award Winners

We are pleased to announce the 2020 U.S. – UK Science and Technology (S&T) Cooperation award
winners. The award nominations submitted are a testament to the broad range of bilateral scientific
and technical cooperation between our two defense organizations. This year we awarded two team
awards and three individual awards:

  • The Coalition Assured Autonomous Re-supply (CAAR) team is a recipient of the Team
    Achievement Award for their efforts in developing and demonstrating state-of-the-art
    autonomous logistics capabilities that improved joint understanding of multilateral capability
    integration. In addition, their efforts assisted the U.S. and British Armies understand and
    develop potential tactics, techniques and procedures together in representative battlefield
    environments.
  • The Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Enabled Biobattery team is a recipient of the Team
    Achievement Award for their efforts in establishing an agile, rapid and adaptable mechanism to
    accelerate S&T development for the warfighter. Through the determination of a diverse team
    of experts, this new mechanism is advancing the most disruptive of technology at an accelerated
    speed.
  • Mr. Craig Gray-Jones is a recipient of the Individual Achievement Award for his outstanding
    contributions in his role as the UK’s Liaison Officer at the U.S. Special Operations Command,
    where he drove S&T cooperation and exploitation between Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the
    United Kingdom, and the United States.
  • Dr. Randal J. Schoepp is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition for his
    sustained and outstanding contribution to the U.S. and UK development of filovirus detection
    and diagnostic tools over a period of 15 years.
  • Dr. Themistoklis Andreadis is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of
    his contribution to cooperation over the last 30 years in the areas of Directed Energy, including
    projects on counter improvised explosive devices, counter missile, counter unmanned aircraft
    systems, small boat stopping, and large vessel stopping.

We also want to commend two teams for their significant achievements:

  • The Coordinated Ionospheric Reconstruction Cubesat Experiment (CIRCE) team for
    demonstrating exceptional initiative, diligent cooperation, resourcefulness and unwavering
    dedication to innovation in the design, development and testing of a paired, space weather
    satellite system.
  • The Bioinspired Adapted Techniques for Sensing, Actuation and Vocalization using
    Vibroacoustics (BATSAVVI) team for establishing a bilateral collaborative program between the
    U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and the UK’s defense scientists to address research challenges in small
    unmanned vehicle navigation and communication, and for successfully demonstrating novel
    bioinspired acoustic approaches to obstacle detection and avoidance within this program.

Thank you all for working to support collaboration between our nations, and encouraging the
community to strive for excellence in science and technology cooperation.

Note: We are the BATSAVVI team.

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