• Darrell Lochtefeld
    Darrell Lochtefeld
Published on
Feb 16, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 17, 2021

DAYTON, OHIO – Dr. Darrell Lochtefeld joins Parallax Advanced Research as the director of technology pull and transfer for the Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment (APEX). is a first-of-its-kind program designed to improve the connections between academia and the U.S. Air Force and industry across the U.S. with the goal of creating a major leap forward for U.S. Air Force defense technology development.

cultivates innovation by expanding the American research enterprise for the U.S. Air Force by engaging, connecting and enabling innovators across academia, industry and the Department of Defense that support the needs of the U.S. Air Force. ’s mission supports the U.S. Air Force 2030 Science & Technology Strategy.

As the Director of Technology Pull and Transfer for , Lochtefeld is responsible for identifying new and existing technologies and matching them with technology needs and interests of the U.S. Air Force. This includes technologies developed by small businesses, research departments within colleges and universities, commercial research departments and government laboratories. His core activity is to network between and within the technology provider and technology consumer communities. Lochtefeld’s long-term goal is to create a systematic way of matching these two communities to improve adoption of new technology and the creation of new warfighting capabilities.

Lochtefeld holds degrees in computer science, business administration and engineering and studied machine intelligence applications for his doctorate degree. Two of Lochtefeld’s three degrees were obtained from Wright State University’s College of Engineering. He has extensive experience working for the Joint Chemical and Biological Defense and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance communities. He has a technical background in modeling and simulation, analysis and data mining, information fusion, machine intelligence and training systems.

Prior to joining Parallax, Lochtefeld was a civil servant with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory 711th Human Performance Wing Warfighter Interface Division where he managed advanced product development and transition, and he completed a six-month assignment as special assistant to the chief scientist of the U.S. Air Force. 

Lochtefeld is married with six stepchildren and lives on a small farm north of Dayton, Ohio. Lochtefeld says his background as a farm boy from Ohio are the origins of his work ethic and practical nature.

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About Parallax Advanced Research

Parallax is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that tackles global challenges by accelerating innovation and developing technology and solutions through strategic partnerships with government, industry and academia across Ohio and the Nation. Together with academia, Parallax accelerates innovation that leads to new breakthroughs. Together with government, Parallax tackles critical global challenges and delivers new solutions. Together with industry, Parallax develops groundbreaking ideas and speeds them to market.

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cultivates innovation by expanding the American research enterprise for the U.S. Air Force by engaging, connecting and enabling innovators across academia, industry and the Department of Defense ( ). utilizes data analytics to identify transformational operational defense solutions in academia, industry and government sectors; provides process navigation services for academic teams and small businesses; and enhances cross-sector engagement by providing direct connections to the technology needs of multiple programs.