Block Engineering News and Press Releases
Block Engineering Moves to a New, Larger Facility
Southborough, Massachusetts – April 2, 2018
Effective April 1, 2018, Block Engineering/MEMS, LLC (Block) has moved to a new, larger facility. Its new address is: 132 Turnpike Road (Rt. 9), Suite 110, Southborough, MA 01772. Read the full press release.
Block Engineering's LaserWarn Environmental Gas Monitor Wins Prism Award
Marlborough, Massachusetts – February 8, 2018
Block Engineering, LLC (Block) has won the SPIE 2018 Best Product Prism Award for Environmental Monitoring. The award was given to Block for its LaserWarn™ Analyzer based on next generation quantum cascade lasers (QCLs). The prize was announced on January 31st, 2018 at a black-tie gala in San Francisco, held during SPIE's Photonics West Conference, the largest event in the field. Read the full press release.
Block MEMS Awarded Phase II of $10.7 Million IARPA Contract to Detect Explosives and other Threats
Marlborough, Massachusetts – January 8, 2018
Block MEMS, LLC (Block) has been awarded Phase II of the Intelligence Advanced Research Programs Activity (IARPA) Program for the standoff detection of explosives and toxic chemical threats. Block was chosen for Phase II in a competitive down-selection process. Read the full press release.
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April 17, 2019 | Baltimore, MD
Block Engineering's CEO Dr. Petros Kotidis will be giving a talk titled "Breakthrough Applications of Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCLs) for Standoff Detection of Explosives and Chemical and Biological Targets" at SPIE DSS on Wednesday, April 17th from 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM at the Industry Stage – Exhibition Hall.
In this presentation, Dr. Kotidis will be describing several breakthrough standoff applications, including real-time, multicomponent gas detection and identification for large area protection against chemical attacks, long-standoff detection of trace chemicals including explosives on a variety of real-world surfaces, and detection of biological threats.
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