KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Dr. Matthew Squires, a native of Layton and a scientist with the Air Force Research Laboratory space vehicles directorate, has been recognized for his work with controlling laser-cooled atoms.
The White House announced that Squires has received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
Each year, the Office of Science and Technology Policy within the Executive Office of the President presents the PECASE awards to young scientists and engineers who are at the forefront of research and exploration.
"My work is used to trap cold atoms, so we can make more accurate readings when measuring motion and time," said Squires. "Part of my work is also making cold atom technology cheaper, faster and higher-performing."
Squires has worked at AFRL since 2008.