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Recent News Items and Press Releases

Block MEMS Wins $9.8M Government Contract for Standoff Detection of Chemical Threats

    Marlborough, Massachusetts – July 6, 2016

    Block MEMS, a leading developer of Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) based infrared detection systems, has been awarded a $9.8M contract from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to develop a system that can detect trace quantities of chemicals at standoff distances of at least 100 ft. Read the full press release.

Joe Schwab Joins Block Engineering as VP of Marketing and Sales

    Marlborough, Massachusetts – June 1, 2016

    Block Engineering, a leading manufacturer of Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) based infrared analyzers, announced today that Joe Schwab has joined the company as the new Vice President of Marketing and Sales. Read the full press release.

Block Engineering Announces a Suite of Product Offerings for Protection against Terrorist Chemical Attacks

    Marlborough, Massachusetts – December 2, 2015

    Block Engineering offers a suite of products that can be used to protect against terrorist chemical threats. With increasing terrorist attacks throughout the world and knowledge that chemical warfare weapons are accessible to and in the hands of terrorist groups, the threat of chemical attacks continues to increase. Read the full press release.

For our full archive of past press releases, you may visit our press release page.

Upcoming Events

AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)

April 2-5, 2017 | Houston, TX | Booth 2306

    ACE is one of the most prestigious events for the geosciences community with a tradition of delivering an exceptionally strong, juried technical program, state-of-the-art technology displays and networking activities that create a dependable, fun and valuable business forum.

Researchers from Block will also be presenting the following papers at Pittcon and SPIE DCS:

Widely tunable quantum cascade lasers: Technology and applications (invited talk)

Anish Goyal, Jeff Socha, Ninghui Zhu, David Kelley, Huwei Tan, Petros Kotidis
Pittcon Conference and Expo
7 March 2017, 9:10 AM

High-speed mid-infrared hyperspectral imaging using quantum cascade lasers

David B. Kelley, Anish K. Goyal, Ninghui Zhu, Derek Wood, Travis R. Myers, Petros Kotidis, Gil Raz, Cara Murphy, Chelsea Georgan, Richard Maulini, Antoine Muller
SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing
11 April 2017, 8:40 - 9:00 AM

Mid-infrared hyperspectral simulator for laser-based detection of trace chemicals on surfaces

Travis R. Myers, Anish K. Goyal, David B. Kelley, Petros Kotidis, Gil M. Raz, Cara P. Murphy, Chelsea Georgan, Derek Wood
SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing
11 April 2017, 1:20 - 1:40 PM

Novel trace chemical detection algorithms: a comparative study

Gil M. Raz, Cara P. Murphy, Chelsea Georgan, Ross Greenwood, Ravi K. Prasanth, Travis R. Myers, Anish K. Goyal, David B. Kelley, Petros Kotidis
SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing
11 April 2017, 1:40 - 2:00 PM

For a full list of upcoming events, you may visit our events page.