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

New ECBC Research and Technology Director Driven by Desire to Contribute
New ECBC Research and Technology Director Driven by Desire to Contribute

“I really believe in my heart that this is the premier chemical and biological science and technology laboratory in the world. I believe that the work we do is absolutely critical to our nation. And so, I’m very excited to be here working with the ECBC team,” Moore said. Moore…

ECBC Tests Chemical, Biological Sensor Integration in Utah Desert
ECBC Tests Chemical, Biological Sensor Integration in Utah Desert

The test took place at a U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command technology demonstration called the SK Challenge. ECBC’s team participated after nearly a year of preparation. Scientists and engineers from across ECBC worked together to develop a unmanned aerial vehicle they call Deep Purple and modified an unmanned ground…

ECBC Scientist Honored with ST Rank and will Focus on Biotechnology for DoD
ECBC Scientist Honored with ST Rank and will Focus on Biotechnology for DoD

The ST designation covers non-executive positions classified above the GS-15 level, and is reserved for technical personnel who perform high-level research and developmental work in the physical, biological, medical, or engineering sciences. Many of the federal government’s most renowned scientists and engineers serve in ST positions. STs are required to…

ECBC’s MakerSpace Aims to Make 3D Printing Available to More Chemical Biological Researchers
ECBC’s MakerSpace Aims to Make 3D Printing Available to More Chemical Biological Researchers

The MakerSpace workshop offers users seven different types of 3D printers and one laser cutter, plus the guidance of ECBC’s team of 3D printing experts. MakerSpace participants will begin by taking a one-hour safety course followed by one-on-one instruction on how to use the 3D printer that is best suited…

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ECBC Explores Use of Gels for Biological Decontamination

Jointly, ECBC and CBI Polymer researchers explored how a HydroGel can be modified to decontaminate surfaces contaminated with biological agents such as spores of Bacillus anthracis, which are capable of causing anthrax disease in humans and animals. HydroGel is a biosynthetic polymer that can be sprayed, painted or poured on…

Digital Detection; ECBC Researchers Explore Pathogen Detection through Open Source Website
Digital Detection; ECBC Researchers Explore Pathogen Detection through Open Source Website

Genomics is an area within genetics that concerns the sequencing and analysis of the complete set of DNA within a single cell of an organism, and ECBC has partnered with the United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) to…

ECBC Team Slashes Time, Cost of Getting Better Decontamination Solution to Warfighters
ECBC Team Slashes Time, Cost of Getting Better Decontamination Solution to Warfighters

ECBC’s Chemical Biological Radiological (CBR) Filtration Branch developed a material based on zirconium hydroxide as a filtration adsorbent that was also discovered to react with and neutralize chemical agent molecules. “This discovery led to collaboration with the Decontamination Sciences Branch where we optimized the surface chemistry of the material for…

Building a Better Metric for Chemical Agent Resistance
Building a Better Metric for Chemical Agent Resistance

The U.S. Army uses over a million gallons of coating, like paint, a year for its combat vehicles. One of the key jobs of a coating, in addition to providing corrosion resistance and camouflage, is protecting its occupants from chemical agent exposure. The key to this protection is to make…

ECBC Partners with Japanese Manufacturer to Test Explosive Destruction Technology
ECBC Partners with Japanese Manufacturer to Test Explosive Destruction Technology

The developmental testing is funded by the Chemical Materials Activity (CMA) and executed under a Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) contract with Kobe Steel. Kobe Steel was awarded the contract by JPEO-CBD to meet CMA’s requirement, and subsequently partnered with CBARR under a Cooperative Research…

ECBC Chemist Receives “Best in Homeland Security Education” Award
ECBC Chemist Receives “Best in Homeland Security Education” Award

Shawn Davies, a 10-year ECBC employee who conducts independent analysis and trains warfighters in detecting chemical and biological threats, was recognized for her work as an outstanding senior capstone mentor, guest speaker and teacher resource. The awards honored individuals who prepare our future workforce to handle emergency operations and ensure…