Colonel James Polak, DEVCOM CBC Military Deputy, and Major Jason Slone, MS CDID CWMD Integration Officer, take in Coffee with Colleagues and pose questions to the participants. (U.S. Army photo by Parker Martin)

Coffee with Colleagues, Soldiers Provide CBC with Firsthand Feedback

July 12th, 2024

U.S. Army Brigadier General (retired) William King, Chairman of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) CBRN Division, presents Sarah Katoski with her Joseph D. Wienand STEM Excellence Award at the NDIA CBRN Conference & Expo held at the Baltimore Convention Center, Maryland. (U.S. Army photo by Parker Martin)

DEVCOM CBC Microbiologist Wins STEM Achievement Award

June 28th, 2024

DEVCOM CBC explosives chemistry expert Joseph Domanico explains to a group of West Point cadets how smoke obscurants are used on the battlefield during a field trip on June 4. (U.S. Army photo by Ellie White.)

West Point Cadets Benefit from Half Century of Explosives Experience

June 24th, 2024

Curtis Kreuziger (left) tests out a 3D printed maintenance tool for the M53A1 protective mask he designed for the MakerSpace challenge alongside Bradley Ruprecht (right), engineering technician and MakerSpace lead. (U.S. Army photo by Ellie White.)

Prototypes Come to Life in MakerSpace Challenge

June 18th, 2024

Officials gathered on June 12, 2024 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. to cut the ribbon and open the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC) Biomanufacturing Facility. (From left to right, Dr. James Watson, Director of Engineering, DEVCOM CBC; Dr. Patricia McDaniel, Army Senior Research Scientist for Chemistry, DEVCOM CBC; Dr. Rick Cox, Director of Research and Operations, DEVCOM CBC; BG John Cushing, Commanding General, DEVCOM; Mr. Robert Cassilly, County Executive, Harford County, Maryland; Mr. Michael Bailey, Director, DEVCOM CBC; Mr. Michael Holthe, Principle Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Science and Technology, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering; Dr. Kelly Basi, Biomanufacturing Branch Chief, DEVCOM CBC; Dr. Peter Emanuel, Deputy Principal Director for the Office of Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Development.) (U.S. Army Photo by Parker Martin.)

DEVCOM CBC Cuts Ribbon on Expanded Biomanufacturing Facility

June 12th, 2024

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Runners take to APG-South Streets for ECBC Gas Mask Dash

Starting at CAPA Field on a perfect sunny spring day, ECBC employees, friends and family members ranging in age from 10 to over 60 ran or walked a course that meandered through the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground. Instead of firing a starting gun, ECBC Program Integration Director Paul…

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ECBC Researchers Combine Wearable Sensors, Advanced Mass Spectrometry to Gather Life-Saving Information

Soldiers and first responders who perform sensitive site exploitations frequently enter areas containing unknown chemicals at varying toxic concentrations as part of their jobs. The handheld detectors used for these tasks are susceptible to false alarms, may have a limit of detection higher than the amount present, or may not…

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Paper Spray: An Emerging Soldier-Protection Technology That is Getting Noticed in Science Journals

The first method detects indications of human exposure to a chemical agent in any liquid, such as blood or urine, by placing a drop onto a piece of standard laboratory-grade filter paper. The paper is housed inside a plastic cartridge for easy transport, and the cartridge is then inserted into…

ECBC Joins Forces with Army, Navy and Air Force Research Laboratories to Develop a Paper-Based Field Sensor
ECBC Joins Forces with Army, Navy and Air Force Research Laboratories to Develop a Paper-Based Field Sensor

“Essentially we are taking the guts out of a cell, adding a strand of engineered DNA which tells those guts what to do, and placing the combination as a drop on a piece of filter paper,” said Matthew Lux, Ph.D., who leads the ECBC team. The “guts” Lux refers to…

Virtual and Augmented Reality a Game Changer for Soldier Learning
Virtual and Augmented Reality a Game Changer for Soldier Learning

Lail was speaking on the topic of mixed reality at the 15th STEM Summit, Disrupting the Classroom, an event organized by the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council and held at Towson University in Northeastern Maryland. The event attracted attendees from industry and academia who came to hear experts from various fields…

ECBC Research Could Lead to Self-Decontaminating Combat Uniform
ECBC Research Could Lead to Self-Decontaminating Combat Uniform

Discovered in 2000, metal-organic frameworks, commonly called MOFs, are a relatively new research area – their ability to neutralize chemical warfare agents was just discovered five years ago. A team of ECBC researchers is determining how to incorporate MOFs into fabrics and textiles to give decontamination capabilities to materials worn…

New Decontamination Technology Slated for Field Testing
New Decontamination Technology Slated for Field Testing

The slurry is a highly effective decontaminant and works through multiple mechanisms: hydrolysis and oxidation. The slurry is designed for material decontamination of equipment and vehicles – like the fender of a Humvee – but not skin. “This is designed for immediate, material decontamination,” said Joseph Myers, a research chemist…

ECBC Demolitions Begin with Amos A. Fries Research Laboratory
ECBC Demolitions Begin with Amos A. Fries Research Laboratory

“This demolition puts us on the right path to addressing our responsibility to the legacy buildings and our mission at Edgewood,” said Col. Robert Phillips, Aberdeen Proving Ground’s garrison commander. “It’s reassuring to know that the people doing this have a proven track record of responsible and safe remediation and…

ECBC Employees Honored at 2018 NMTC Visionary Awards
ECBC Employees Honored at 2018 NMTC Visionary Awards

A prestigious award in the region, the NMTC Visionary Awards recognize those who contribute to building on a STEM-educated workforce, advancing technology, and innovation. Attended by STEM leaders, corporate sponsors, and leading educational institutions, the awards recognize rising stars, innovators, mentors, leaders, and visionaries in the region’s STEM field. ECBC’s…

RDECOM Recognizes Black History Month with a Black Army Leaders Panel Discussion
RDECOM Recognizes Black History Month with a Black Army Leaders Panel Discussion

The panelists, RDECOM Commanding General Maj. Gen. Cedric Wins; Adjutant General of Maryland Maj. Gen. Linda Singh; and Edgewood Chemical Biological Center Director Eric Moore, Ph.D., took turns answering questions about their personal paths as African Americans in the U.S. Army, their role models, and the special challenges and opportunities…