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

CBARR technicians conduct operations on a neutralization tower as part of the demolition of a pilot plant facility at the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground in January 2007. Removal of the contaminated equipment was one part of the overall demolition of thirteen buildings.
Recovery capability leads to increased support around the world for CBARR

The Chemical Biological Application and Risk Reduction (CBARR) Business unit of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Chemical and Biological (RDECOM C&B) Center specializes in performing chemical and biological operations worldwide. CBARR’s broad range of capabilities has allowed the organization to conduct chemical weapon destruction operations, environmental monitoring…

Trevor Glaros, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Dhummakupt, Ph.D., analyze data from a test of biomarkers found in blood to determine opioid exposure.
Groundbreaking Research Shows Potential to Detect Opioid Exposure

By looking at biomarkers in blood, scientists may be able to diagnose low-level opioid exposure as long as two weeks after the event, according to groundbreaking research at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (RDECOM ECBC). These findings, presented in a paper by research…

Porton Man Does the Dirty Work

The partnership with the U.K.’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is part of a larger effort to share information for the good of the bilateral chemical and biological defense community and the warfighter, expanding knowledge and capabilities for both nations. THE NEED Currently, the Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit…

The summer of STEM at RDECOM C&B Center

Through the JSTI program, students are mentored by Department of Defense scientists at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Chemical & Biological (RDECOM C&B) Center. Funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), the program grants opportunities to students from as far away as Guam and as nearby…

Science teachers work alongside Army researchers to hone laboratory skills

The Joint Science and Technology Institute is a residential research experience, funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). The two-week STEM-intensive program at the RDECOM C&B Center took teachers out of the classroom and into the labs with the opportunity to experience real-world laboratory science and gain practical knowledge…

RDECOM C&B Team Trains U.S. Soldiers Abroad

The 23rd CBRN BN had the opportunity to refine their skills while also receiving advanced instruction in other areas such as lab processes. Warfighters improved their recognition of chemical and biological agent production processes through the training, which was provided by a team of scientists from the U.S. Army Research,…

RDECOM ECBC Hall of Fame Opens with Two Inductees

Dr. James Baker, who spent nearly half a century at ECBC, and Dr. Harry Salem, who serves the Center’s chief scientist for life sciences, were officially named the first two inductees into the Center’s Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 16. “Both of these men represent the…

Baker inducted into RDECOM C&B Hall of Fame

Beginning his career in 1969 as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps at the Chemical Systems Laboratory at the then-Edgewood Arsenal, Baker spent nearly half a century at the RDECOM C&B Center, going from research chemist to associate director before his retirement in 2015. Baker’s professional contributions…

Life sciences chief Salem inducted into Hall of Fame

“I’m very excited and flattered and honored to even be considered for this Hall of Fame,” Salem said. “I’ve done my best, let’s put it that way. I had a lot of help from some smart people.” In a career spanning six decades – and still ongoing – Salem focused…

An RDECOM C&B Explosive Destruction System technician holds a sign in front of six 105mm problematic projectiles just before entering them into the vessel for a detonation, signaling the start of the second campaign for this destruction technology. (Photo courtesy of PEO ACWA.)
RDECOM C&B personnel continue chemical agent destruction operations in Pueblo

In support of the Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives’ (PEO ACWA) mission to safely destroy the chemical weapons stockpile, experts from the Chemical Biological Application and Risk Reduction (CBARR) Business Unit, a division of RDECOM C&B, operate the Explosive Destruction System (EDS) and provide on-site laboratory and air…