The U.S. Army's body armor could turn out 14 times more powerful

Published April 5, 2021


In a report on advanced body armor, The National Interest reports that UB engineer Shenqiang Ren is working with the Army Research Laboratory on experiments involved in restructuring microscopic materials to massively increase their ability to absorb impact and dissipate energy.

The article quotes Ren from a paper he wrote: “The body armor materials have been designed for body protection by absorbing energy from deflecting the slashing, bludgeoning, and penetrating attacks under the ballistic shock.”

Ren is a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and is affiliated with UB's RENEW Institute.

Read the story here.