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CHIPS Articles: Navy scientist selected for ONR’s Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Science

Navy scientist selected for ONR’s Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Science
By Patric Petrie, SSC Pacific Public Affairs - November 6, 2018
SAN DIEGO —Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) is proud to announce Dr. Adi Bulsara was selected by the Office of Naval Research for the Dr. Fred E. Saalfeld Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Science. Bulsara was honored during a ceremony at the Office of Naval Research in Arlington, Virginia, Nov. 5, 2018.

Bulsara, the U.S. Navy 's Distinguished Scientist for Nonlinear Dynamics, is being honored for his contributions in the area of physics of nonlinear dynamic systems, stochastic resonance phenomenon and other noise-mediated cooperative phenomena.

In 1991, Bulsara and his collaborators postulated the importance of the “Stochastic Resonance” phenomenon in the processing of information by sensory neurons; this work was recognized by the prestigious journal Nature. His work in the physics of coupled arrays of nonlinear dynamic devices (e.g., neurons, superconducting quantum interference devices, and room temperature magnetometers) was featured on the cover of Physics Today in 1996 and led to his being awarded SSC Pacific’s highest recognition, the Lauritsen-Bennet Award for Excellence in Science. Currently, this work, along with other innovations from his group, have led to a compact, cheap and very sensitive magnetometer that is being tested for a variety of land and sea applications.

Bulsara was invited to serve as a visiting scientist with the Office of Naval Research (ONR)-Global in London during 2004-2006, and in Tokyo from 2008-2009. He has numerous academic collaborations regularly reviews, and serves as final publication authority of journal manuscripts; he also has 20 awarded patents, with five patents pending, and some 220 journal articles. He was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2004 and a member of the National Academy of Inventors in 2016.

Dr. Bulsara was featured in the Defense Department blog “Armed with Science” in 2015 in its Meet the Scientists series:
http://science.dodlive.mil/2015/03/09/meet-the-scientists-dr-adi-bulsara/.

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Marcia Bulsara, Dr. Adi Bulsara, the U.S. Navy's Distinguished Scientist for Nonlinear Dynamics, and Rear Admiral David J. Hahn, Chief of Naval Research during a ceremony at the Office of Naval Research in Arlington, Virginia, Nov. 5, 2018.
Marcia Bulsara, Dr. Adi Bulsara, the U.S. Navy's Distinguished Scientist for Nonlinear Dynamics, and Rear Admiral David J. Hahn, Chief of Naval Research during a ceremony at the Office of Naval Research in Arlington, Virginia, Nov. 5, 2018.

The U.S. Navy's Distinguished Scientist for Nonlinear Dynamics Dr. Adi Bulsara speaking at an awards ceremony at the Office of Naval Research in Arlington, Virginia, Nov. 5, 2018.
The U.S. Navy's Distinguished Scientist for Nonlinear Dynamics Dr. Adi Bulsara speaking at an awards ceremony at the Office of Naval Research in Arlington, Virginia, Nov. 5, 2018.
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