Dr. Eric Moore presented Dr. James Watson with the SES certificate during Watson’s SES Induction Ceremony held at DEVCOM CBC on January 18, 2024, recognizing him as the Center’s newest Engineering Director. (U.S. Army photo by Ellie White)

Dr. James Watson Inducted into SES Corps

January 19th, 2024

DEVCOM CBC public affairs specialist Dr. Brian Feeney, research chemist Dr. Alan Samuels, and research toxicologist Dr. Jennifer Sekowski received the Army’s 2023 Major General Harold J. Greene Award for Acquisition Writing during the Army’s Annual Acquisition Awards Ceremony held at the Pentagon on January 9, 2024. The awards were presented by the Honorable Douglas R. Bush, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, and Lieutenant General Robert M. Collins, Principal Military Deputy to ASA (ALT). (U.S. Army photo by Rick Arndt)

DEVCOM CBC Team Earns Top Honors in Army Acquisition Writing Competition

January 12th, 2024

The solar EV chargers, supplied by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, were installed at DEVCOM CBC to complete the first phase of the master plan to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 using carbon pollution-free electricity. (U.S. Army photo by Ellie White)

DEVCOM CBC Leads Way in Clean Energy Infrastructure

December 21st, 2023

A U.S. Army Provost Marshal General and Army Corrections Command, Commanding General, Major General Duane R. Miller and DEVCOM CBC Director Mr. Michael Bailey sign an MOA to enable CBC scientists to provide training for U.S. Army MWD during the 2023 AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition on October 9. (U.S. Army photo by Heather Roelker)

Army Lab Completes Agreement to Support Military Working Dog Training

December 5th, 2023

Repurposed Technology Could Help Protect Soldiers

November 14th, 2023

As threats change, the reliable Joint Chemical Agent Detector adapts
As threats change, the reliable Joint Chemical Agent Detector adapts

For the first years of its use, the portable JCAD was used exclusively for real-time, automatic chemical warfare agent vapor detection, using ion mobility spectrometry, which identifies ionized molecules in the gas phase based on their mobility in a carrier buffer gas. However, as chemical biological threats evolve, the warfighter’s…

ECBC helps challenged students find a second chance
ECBC helps challenged students find a second chance

Begun in 1993 by the National Guard, the Freestate Academy provides challenged youth ages 16 to 18 with academic classes, personalized mentorship, and career guidance. During the 22-week residency program, the students live on Aberdeen Proving Ground, waking up at 5 a.m. and going to bed at 9:30 p.m. each…

ECBC Shares Expertise and Expands Research Relationships at CBD S&T Conference
ECBC Shares Expertise and Expands Research Relationships at CBD S&T Conference

Attendees in the CBD enterprise included other government organizations, industry, academia and allied nations, who were able to learn about the role of ECBC researchers’ in improving warfighter readiness through ECBC’s advanced research. ECBC researchers covered topics ranging from protective armor coatings to battlefield sensing to pharmaceutical-based agents. “Every two…

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ECBC Helps Create Chemical Biological Defense Research Opportunities for Minority Serving Institutions

“ECBC is helping the Department of Defense cast a wider net in the sources of chemical biological defense research it receives by creating a platform for minority serving institutions (MSIs) to perform some of that research,” Seiple told an audience of chemical biological defense experts representing government, industry and academia…

ECBC Has a Strong Showing at CBD S&T Conference
ECBC Has a Strong Showing at CBD S&T Conference

“This conference will promote cross-pollination of ideas and strengthen partnerships, leading to new, modernized developments that will keep our warfighters safe in changing battlefields,” said ECBC Director Eric Moore, Ph.D. Hosted by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), CBD S&T provides the opportunity for ECBC’s chemical biological experts to exchange…

ECBC Researchers Take Home Two Awards
ECBC Researchers Take Home Two Awards

Held annually, the FLC conference promotes the cross-pollination of ideas and the sharing of technology across government. ECBC’s participation is coordinated by the Technology Transfer Office, which nominates ECBC projects for the awards. “By leveraging our partnerships and learning from our peers, we can stay on the cutting edge of…

ECBC’s Chemical Fingerprint Imaging System Gives Warfighters and Law Enforcement a Powerful New Detection Tool
ECBC’s Chemical Fingerprint Imaging System Gives Warfighters and Law Enforcement a Powerful New Detection Tool

That was the problem Augustus Fountain, Ph.D., the Army’s Senior Research Scientist (ST) for Chemistry, faced when he deployed to Iraq in 2010 as the chief scientist, advising the Combined Explosives Exploitation Cells, or CEXC lab. These are elite mobile field laboratories with the mission of rapidly exploiting evidence that…

ECBC Researchers Work to Develop the Next Generation of Battlefield Obscurants
ECBC Researchers Work to Develop the Next Generation of Battlefield Obscurants

For the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) researchers who develop and field smoke and obscurants, this means turning to something other than smoke entirely – nanoparticles. This involves finding the right shapes, varying from flakes, to rods to discs, and finding just the right sizes for each, plus the blend…

ECBC Honors Military Veterans for their Service
ECBC Honors Military Veterans for their Service

ECBC Military Deputy Col. Thomas Saltysiak reflected on the military’s current challenges. “I believe it is not hyperbole to say we face the greatest threats today since the height of the Cold War, or even WWII. So today, even as we are here to honor the tremendous contributions and sacrifice…

Eric Moore Appointed ECBC’s Permanent Director
Eric Moore Appointed ECBC’s Permanent Director

The announcement was made Oct. 30 by Maj. Gen. Cedric Wins, commanding general of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, ECBC’s higher headquarters. Moore served as ECBC’s research and technology director from August 2016 to May 2017. “It’s a tremendous honor to be selected to lead our world-class…