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Bob Miyamoto & Admiral Richardson

May 2019, Volume 69, Issue 5

Bob Miyamoto had the honor of hosting a visit by the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), ADM Richardson, last week when he visited Bob’s laboratory: Applied Physics Laboratory/University of Washington. 

“What you may notice in the picture below with ADM Richardson and myself, is that I was wearing an NVC lapel pin on my sport coat. I'm not sure you can enlarge this enough to see it more distinctly, but that's it. My Dad wore it and I've been wearing it in his honor since he passed away last year. So, it was kind of cool to have it on when meeting with the top Admiral in the US Navy. I hope all is well with you.”

Bob is the son of 442nd veteran Jim Miyamoto, who passed away last year. Bob Miyamoto has been with the Applied Physics Laboratory at the UW for 33 years and is currently the Associate Director for Science and Technology Transition. He is also an Affiliate Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering at UW. 

Bob is currently chief scientist on the ONR Future Naval Capability Placement of Active ASW Distributed Systems and In Situ Environmental Characterization, a principal scientist in the Persistent Littoral Underwater Surveillance (PLUS) project and the principal investigator of an Office of Naval Research project helping to exploit energy from under water hydrothermal vents.