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

The Microsoft HoloLens is a lightweight augmented reality device used for training simulations for the U.S. Army.
Synthetic environments are the future of Army training

As challenges on the battlefield become increasingly complex, the use of virtual and augmented reality in warfighter training is rapidly increasing with the U.S. Army at the forefront. Virtual reality (VR) is an immersive digital experience taking place within a simulated environment. VR environments can simulate 3D audiovisual aspects of…

Through an international partnership with South Korea, RDECOM ECBC scientists are developing an on-the-move agent detection capability for vehicles.
Prototype Laser Detection Device Moving Forward Thanks to International Collaboration

A partnership with South Korea is setting the foundation for an update to the Raman Agent Monitoring System (RAMS) project agreement, which resulted in the creation of a vehicle-mounted laser detection device. RAMS, which began in 2013 and was demonstrated at South Korea’s Changwon Proving Grounds in February 2017, uses…

Metal-organic frameworks, showcased by the model here, can be incorporated into textiles to create self-decontaminating scarves. Photo credit: Brad Kroner.
Army ManTech ramps up MOF production for new filters, textiles

New funding will allow the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (RDECOM ECBC) to significantly scale up the production of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), a promising substance with the potential to support a range of new products dealing with decontamination and filtration. MOFs, which have proven…

RDECOM ECBC Biologist Kim Berk places a paper assay into the imager to determine the authenticity of equipment. Photo credit: Brad Kroner.
DNA Tagging Detects Counterfeit Equipment

Anyone who’s ever been burned by a knockoff pair of counterfeit designer sunglasses can tell you: counterfeit is never better than the real thing. The U.S. Army, after learning that counterfeit equipment entered the supply chain, is now developing a method for identifying counterfeit equipment by marking authentic equipment with…

Perceptive Dragon II demonstrated the use of multiple sensors -- including a chemical sensor mounted on a Deep Purple unmanned aerial vehicle -- to feed data to warfighters, providing them with better situational awareness. (Photo Credit: Jack Bunja)
Integrated Early Warning Sensors Provide Real-Time Battlefield Updates

On a dreary, muddy morning in Quantico, VA, the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (RDECOM ECBC) led several demonstrations of chemical biological (CB) integrated early warning (IEW) technology during Perceptive Dragon II. IEW technology uses data from specialized sensors to provide warfighters and decision…

Chemist Danielle Kuhn demonstrates some nanofibers created through electrospinning. Photo credit: Brad Kroner
New Obscurants Hold Potential for Blocking Infrared Sensors

For centuries, warfighters have used obscurants like smoke to evade enemies and stay safe on the battlefield. As technology advances and new threats emerge, older capabilities must be modernized to more comprehensively obscure warfighters from enemy sight. As infrared sensors become more widespread, scientists at the U.S. Army Research, Development…

RDECOM ECBC researchers Michael Ellzy (left) and Darren Emge (right) load surface samples into the CCT chamber. (Photo Credit: Jack Bunja)
Army Researchers Enable Modernization with New Closed Circuit Wind Tunnel

Researchers at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Edgewood Chemical Biological Center have worked with a contractor to design and build a custom closed circuit wind tunnel (CCT) to routinely test aerosolized agents. This capability is unique to the Center and enables modernization in current aerosolized agent research….

A panel of local military and civilian leaders discussed the future of defense community in the Edgewood area during the Army Alliance’s annual breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018.
Moore, Local Leaders Discuss Future at Army Alliance Breakfast

During the Army Alliance’s annual breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 15, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (RDECOM ECBC) Director Eric Moore, Ph.D., took part in a panel of local leaders on the future of the defense community in the Edgewood community. Titled, “Shaping the Future:…

The VK3 is a prototype chemical identifier that can identify liquids in the field, including chemical warfare agent. (Photo Credit: Brad Kroner)
Prototype Chemical Identifier Gets Positive Feedback from Field

During the Chemical Biological Operational Analysis (CBOA), the VK3 demonstrated its ability to identify chemical liquids in the field, including chemical warfare agent. This prototype could develop into a new, portable tool that could improve a warfighter’s ability to identify agent. Developed by scientists and engineers across multiple branches at…

Multifunctional NAP-XPS system installed at RDECOM ECBC.
RDECOM ECBC Expands Capability for Agent-Surface Analysis

A new cutting-edge analytical instrument will grant researchers at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (RDECOM ECBC) the ability to develop highly advanced materials integral to defense technologies including surface coatings, filters and textiles that will better protect the warfighter from chemical threats. The…