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

ECBC’s Layered Sensing Initiative Featured at 2017 AUSA Expo
ECBC’s Layered Sensing Initiative Featured at 2017 AUSA Expo

The AUSA Annual Meeting and Expo is the nation’s biggest stage for Army organizations to showcase their best defense technology. The Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) team behind the Layered Sensing Initiative presented the project at a special AUSA forum called Innovators’ Corner Oct. 11.

ECBC Hosts 3-Day Symposium for the International Aerosol Research Community
ECBC Hosts 3-Day Symposium for the International Aerosol Research Community

“The purpose of the symposium was to find ways for the larger aerosol research and testing community to coordinate and streamline efforts, standardize methods and techniques, and better collaborate across organizations in the face of tighter research funding,” said Aime Goad, an ECBC chemical engineer and branch chief, and leader…

Business Model Reduces Army Cost to Maintain Capabilities
Business Model Reduces Army Cost to Maintain Capabilities

Take, for example, the Field Deployable Hydrolysis System (FDHS), which was designed as a result of an urgent strategic requirement for a mobile system to destroy bulk Syrian chemical agent and precursor material. The Army may, or may not, need to operate it again under similar conditions. CBARR is responsible…

Guest Speaker: Johns Hopkins’ Gronvall Discusses Synthetic Biology at ECBC
Guest Speaker: Johns Hopkins’ Gronvall Discusses Synthetic Biology at ECBC

Gigi Gronvall, Ph.D., a senior associate at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and visiting faculty at Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health, spoke on “Designing Defense: Using Synthetic Biology for National Security.” Her work in synthetic biology focuses on the role of scientists in health security. As a…

ECBC Unveils Modernized, One-of-a-Kind Test Chamber
ECBC Unveils Modernized, One-of-a-Kind Test Chamber

ECBC proudly unveiled the newly renovated Chemical Agent and Explosives Chamber at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held today at U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. The chamber is the only one in the nation that enables large-scale tests of equipment and vehicles with chemical agent and explosives simultaneously―a scenario that Warfighters…

West Point Cadets Participate in Cutting Edge Research with ECBC Scientists

They do this through the Academy’s Advanced Individual Academic Development Program. Under the program, students forfeit their vacation to receive additional laboratory academic credits towards their education. In addition to the extra credits, they get the opportunity to be exposed to the latest technologies and equipment, and be personally mentored…

ECBC Scientists Demonstrate STEM Careers to Incoming Freshman
ECBC Scientists Demonstrate STEM Careers to Incoming Freshman

The Bel Air High School Freshman Camp is an introduction for incoming freshman enrolled in the school’s Biomedical Sciences Program. The program exposes students to STEM professionals working in various medical and scientific fields. The aim is for students to develop an early interest in a specific STEM career. The…

ECBC Seeks Answers to Synthetic Opioid Questions
ECBC Seeks Answers to Synthetic Opioid Questions

Michael Feasel, Ph.D., ECBC Toxicology and Obscurants Branch, has been studying the metabolism of carfentanil as well as the isolation and structure of the metabolites formed after introduction to the body. A 0.001 milligram dose of carfentanil is enough to incapacitate someone. Health officials in multiple states have declared carfentanil…

Machine Improves Efficiency, Safety in Processing Dilute Agent
Machine Improves Efficiency, Safety in Processing Dilute Agent

ECBC’s Chemical Transfer Facility (CTF) manages chemical agents for research and testing, on behalf of the Army and the nation in accordance with the Chemical Weapons Convention treaty. The CTF, part of the Chemical Biological Applications and Risk Reduction (CBARR) business unit, prepares the dilute agent in support of the…

ECBC Completes Two Field Operations Projects
ECBC Completes Two Field Operations Projects

Savanna EDS In mid-May, a 155mm mustard round was destroyed at the former Savanna Army Depot with an explosive destruction system (EDS) operated by a crew from CBARR. The munition was recovered during an environmental investigation in December 2016. ECBC’s CBARR unit supported the U.S. Army Engineer Support Center Huntsville…