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

After a brief meeting with a Soldier, Ex Lab engineers developed this trip line hook which breaks down to lay flat when not in use.
Expeditionary Lab Provides the Right Tools for the Job

Alena Calm assists students with focusing a microscope on a fly wing. (Photo credit: CCDC Chemical Biological Center photo by Shawn Nesaw)
Center scientist meets with the next-generation scientists

Our scientists love what they do – developing cutting edge solutions to defend against chemical and biological threats for the U.S. Army. Our scientists also love sharing their knowledge and love of science with others, namely the future scientists who will undoubtedly keep America ahead of the rest of the…

Jennifer Soliz, Ph.D., pulverizes self-indicating colormetric response materials with a mortar and pestle. (Photo Credit: CCDC Chemical Biological Center photo by Shawn Nesaw)
New Color Changing Materials Discovered for Chemical Threat Detection

A plume of unidentified smoke fills the air ahead of ground units on the battlefield. Immediately, a gray drone deploys, navigating the atmosphere to investigate the plume. As the drone returns, it’s no longer gray. It’s orange. That color change is due to a new coating on the drone that,…

Chains of intracellular metal nanoparticles called magnetosomes.
Army Researchers Make Groundbreaking Advance in Nanoparticle Production

In the search for new defenses against chemical, biological and radiological threats, researchers often look toward nature, where simple organisms provide clues for new ideas and new capabilities. A variety of microbes have the ability to synthesize intracellular metal nanoparticles that could be harnessed for use in future military applications….

STEM program manager for CCDC Chemical Biological Center, Casey Weininger, leads a science class for homeschool students at CCPL. (Photo credit: CCDC Chemical Biological Center)
Center extends STEM outreach to homeschool students

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Chemical Biological Center’s STEM Outreach Program partnered with the Cecil County Public Library (CCPL) to offer its supplemental science instruction, usually reserved for area public schools, to Cecil County homeschool students. As the STEM program manager for the Center, Casey Weininger has…

Senior leaders and VIP stakeholders observe the senor suite upgrade atop the NBCRV at CCDC Chemical Biological Center. (Photo credit: CCDC Chemical Biological Center photo by Shawn Nesaw)
NBCRV Sensor Suite Upgrades Draw Praise from CBRN Stakeholders

A snowy, frigid February morning didn’t stop leaders and stakeholders from turning out to view the highly anticipated Stryker Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV) Sensor Suite Upgrade program demonstration at the Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Chemical Biological Center. The NBCRV demonstration provided a first look for many…

Angela Sherman presents Jared DeCoste Ph.D. the Maryland Chemist of the Year award.
Army Researcher Honored as Maryland Chemist of the Year

Jared DeCoste, Ph.D., received the prestigious award for to his efforts to further the understanding and development of metal organic frameworks (MOFs) for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense applications. For the past eight years, DeCoste has been a leader in MOF research with the goal of protecting Soldiers…

Destroyed munitions are visibly documented on the last day of destruction using the EDS. (Photo credit: CCDC Chemical Biological Center)
Army Completes Explosive Destruction System Ops at Pueblo

The operation, completed by the Center’s Chemical Biological Application & Risk Reduction (CBARR) business unit, was executed in partnership with the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity and the Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (PEO ACWA). This completion marks the end of the second destruction campaign using the Explosive…

Gen. John M. Murray, commanding general Army Futures Command, and Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins, commanding general Combat Capabilities Development Command, uncase the official flag, signifying the transition of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command from Army Materiel Command to AFC. (Photo Credit: Conrad Johnson)
Chemical Biological Center Aligns Under New Command

“The United States Army has been focused on the near-term for the last 18 years and rightfully so. But as we wind down and come out of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan the message is very, very clear, we need to re-focus on large-scale, ground combat and we need…

The inventors of RDECOM ECBC’s VOCkit observe the signing of agreements that will leverage that technology into a commercial biological reader. Pictured from left to right, back row: Peter Emanuel, Ph.D., Patricia Buckley, Ph.D., Gregory Thompson, Jacob Shaffer, Aleksandr Miklos, Ph.D., and Colin Graham. Sitting: Robert Baumgardner, PhD. and Eric L. Moore, Ph.D., Not pictured: Calvin Chue, Ph.D. (Photo Credit: RDECOM ECBC photo by Jack Bunja)
Army partners with tech startup to develop portable biological reader

The United States Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (RDECOM ECBC) signed agreements on Jan. 23 with tech startup TrekReader to develop existing ECBC technology into a pocket-sized instrument that will provide Soldiers, first responders and even school nurses with the ability to detect dangerous biological…