Research Directorate: Basic Research: References:
Future Directions Workshops

The Office of Basic Research sponsors a series of workshops on emerging areas of science that are a focus of the DoD research portfolio. Workshop participants include leading researchers in their fields from academia.

Take the opportunity to provide input to the DOD regarding rapidly-advancing areas of fundamental research! Respond to the Request for Information (RFI) on Future Directions Topics, available for download or at

Reports from workshops that took place this past year are available on links below:

Listed in Descending order according to date (most recent at the top)

Coming Soon

workshop Basic Science and the Future Warfigher


workshop Future Directions in Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering Workshop • January 16-18, 2013


workshop Future Directions for Selected Topics in Mechanical and Civil Engineering Workshop • April 23-­25, 2012
workshop Neuroscience workshop (Columbia) • March 11-13 2012


workshop Future Directions in Mathematics Workshop • October 12-14, 2011
workshop Future Directions for Selected Topics in Computer Science • May 14-15, 2011

workshop This workshop highlighted many key areas of interest to the DoD including Quantum Computing and Control, Plasmonics, and Engineered Materials.

Future Directions in Engineered (Synthetic) Biology Workshop • April 4-5, 2011

workshop Future Directions for Selected Topics in Physics and Materials Science Workshop • January 19-21, 2011