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

ECBC's Augmented Reality Demo a Real Hit at AUSA 2016
ECBC’s Augmented Reality Demo a Real Hit at AUSA 2016

“This technology is highly useful in any situation in which people need to learn how to use an unfamiliar technology, particularly if we can use symbol and image recognition to cross the language barrier for specialty equipment,” said Sabrina Rawlings Seiple, an ECBC chemical engineer. “We also see a role…

Exploring Science and Technology
Exploring Science and Technology

The expo showcased STEM careers that are available through the Army and highlighted leading Army technologies. The goal of the program is to engage, inspire and develop the next generation of scientists and researchers. “That’s our country’s future,” said Augustus Way Fountain, Ph.D., senior research scientist for chemistry at ECBC,…

ECBC Leaders Visit D.C. University on Inaugural Stop of MSI STEM Consortium Tours
ECBC Leaders Visit D.C. University on Inaugural Stop of MSI STEM Consortium Tours

“This campus tour will be the first of many to demonstrate to our DoD partners and advocates the good science stemming from our campuses,” said Michael Hester, president and CEO of the Consortium. “This tour gives us a chance to identify new research opportunities of interest to the DoD, educate…

Army Researchers Work to Rapidly Identify Biological Threats in Food, Water
Army Researchers Work to Rapidly Identify Biological Threats in Food, Water

There are often two factors that need to be overcome when dealing with any contamination threat—the location of samples and the wait time for results. The Agents of Biological Origin Identifier (ABOid) system could possibly eliminate these two factors. It only takes minutes for the ABOid software to identify harmful…

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…