Kristen Schario, director of research and technology applications for the Air Force Research Laboratory’s aerospace systems directorate, has received the Defense Department‘s 2016 George Linsteadt Technology Transfer Achievement Award.
DoD said Tuesday the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering provides the award to DoD government and non-government employees that contributed in the execution of technology transfer partnership and helped migrate new technologies into or out of the department.
“Ms. Scharios’ performance… embodies the vision and spirit of the Linsteadt Award,” said Melissa Flagg, deputy assistant secretary of defense for research.
DoD officials noted Schario served as an advocate for technology accelerators and also managed and negotiated hundreds of partnership agreements with industry and academia partners that included formations of three start-ups in the past year that works to pursue commercializations of AFRL-developed technologies.