Michael Bailey, DEVCOM Chemical Biological Center Director (left), and Daniel Diermeier, Chancellor of Vanderbilt University (right), conducted an Educational Partnership Agreement signing ceremony at the VU campus on March 28, 2024. Also participating in the ceremony were Padma Raghavan, VU Vice Provost for Research and Innovation (far left) and Dr. Eric Moore, DEVCOM Deputy to the Commanding General (far right).

DEVCOM CBC Partners with Vanderbilt University in Educational Agreement

April 16th, 2024

Research chemist Dr. Brian Hauck and biologist Melissa Dixon set up a vapor generator to test one of the ChROMa samples by exposing it to ammonium hydroxide vapor. (U.S. Army photo by Ellie White)

DEVCOM CBC Researchers Explore 3D Printed Sensors

April 9th, 2024

Gold Star Wife Returns to Army Base Where She Met Late Husband

April 5th, 2024

DEVCOM CBC Biologist Priscilla Lee, Research Biologist Dylan Fudge and Branch Chief of Rapid Technology and Inspection, Rick Moore received NMTC Visionary Award during the Visionary Awards Gala on February 29, 2024. (U.S. Army photo by Ellie White)

DEVCOM CBC Employees Recognized as Visionaries by Northeastern Maryland Technology Council

April 3rd, 2024

Members of a NATO Research Task Group from six countries completed their four-year collaborative research effort on field sensor enhancement with a laboratory demonstration at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland March 7. (U.S. Army photo by Ellie White)

NATO Researchers Hold Lab Field Trial with DEVCOM CBC Scientists

April 2nd, 2024

Minority Undergraduate Student Internship Program Continues to Offer Opportunities

Minority Undergraduate Student Internship Program (MUSIP), aimed at providing undergraduate students with the opportunity to work with Center scientists and engineers, begins.

Cum Scientia Defendimus - With Science We Defend reminds the CCDC Chemical Biological Center workforce of the unique relationship between Soldier and scientist. (Photo credit: CCDC Chemical Biological Center photo by Jack Bunja.)
CCDC Chemical Biological Center Statue Honors Soldiers, Scientists

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center unveiled a permanent reminder of the relationship between Soldiers and Army researchers on June 17 in front of the Center’s Advanced Chemistry Laboratory. More than 100 members of the Center workforce were on hand as the shroud was removed from…

Frederick Cox, Ph.D., has been named research and technology director for the CCDC Chemical Biological Center.
Cox Selected as CCDC Chemical Biological Center R&T Director

Cox has also been appointed to the Army Senior Executive Service (SES) Corps, the civilian equivalent to a general or flag officer. Through this appointment, Cox enters into a small and distinct group of senior executives tasked with providing leadership to the civilian workforce. Maj. Gen. Cedric Wins, the commanding…

Joe Myers, chemist and primary investigator of CHAD, stands next to one of four SIV chambers.
Chemical Hot Air Decontamination

Recently, Center researchers have been working with a process called Chemical Hot Air Decontamination (CHAD) to remove toxic contaminants from warfighter equipment like sensitive electronics that cease operating after exposure to traditional chemical decontamination techniques, like bleach. “The CHAD process can remove the chemical warfare agent within 24 to 72…

Chemical Biological Center Holds 3rd Annual Gas Mask Dash

The course started at the pavilion at Capa Field on Aberdeen Proving Ground South, winding its way around Post and back to Capa Field. Men, women, children and even a few four legged companions tackled the course and had a great time, even with gray skies, a rain shower here…

Rick Moore explains how 3D printers at the Center have aided in forensic investigations. (Photo credit: CCDC Chemical Biological Center photo by Shawn Nesaw)
State and Local Leaders Visit Chemical Biological Center during Immersion Day

Maryland delegates and local county officials were welcomed to Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) recently to engage with the U.S. Army in an Immersion Day. The event aimed to familiarize state officials with the unique Army capabilities APG offers the Army, the warfighter and nation. Throughout the day, Army, state and…

Gregory Peterson spins engineered carbon with a polymer to make CWA resistant fabric.
Army Researchers Explore Filtration Benefits of Synthetic Carbon

Researchers at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Chemical Biological Center are exploring the use of synthetic carbon as a filtration material against chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals. Gregory Peterson and his team in the Center’s Chemical, Biological & Radiological Filtration Branch, with funding from the…

During the live-fire tests at Dugway Proving Ground, the M109A6 Paladin was used to fire M110A2 M155 howitzer and M795 mm High Explosive rounds for the data collection event. Ground Combat Directorate, Yuma Proving Grounds fired close to 200 rounds during the event. (Photo credit: Dugway Proving Ground Public Affairs Office.)
Software Upgrade Could Advance Long-Range Fire Detection

Miles off the beaten path in the Utah desert, a group of researchers and military personnel collected data during a live fire event in an attempt to determine if current radar systems technologies can provide early warning to the warfighter. Integrated Early Warning (IEW) provides advance warning to Soldiers on…

A tray of chemical agent identification sets is prepared for destruction using the Explosive Destruction System at Pine Bluff Arsenal (Photo credit: CCDC Chemical Biological Center)
Team Puts Existing Chemical Destruction Technology to New Use at Pine Bluff Arsenal

Pine Bluff Arsenal (PBA), located 35 miles south of Little Rock, Arkansas, has a history of chemical weapons production and storage dating back to 1941. The arsenal’s chemical weapons production mission ended in 1990, and over the years the Army has managed multiple campaigns to destroy the stockpiled and recovered…

Leading women researchers at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center. L-R: Elizabeth Dhummakupt, Megan Hower, Erin Durke & Jennifer Soliz
Women Researchers Work for the Warfighter

From Marie Curie to Mae Jemison, women researchers have contributed significantly to scientific understanding. From the discovery of radium to studying the applications of space flight, woman have carved out a place for themselves in a male-dominated field. Women scientists at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Chemical…