SERDP and ESTCP Announce 2019 Projects of the Year


It is with great pride and pleasure that SERDP and ESTCP announce the 2019 Projects of the Year. This year’s awards recognize scientific advances and technological solutions to some of DoD’s most significant environmental and installation energy challenges—

  • remediation of contaminated groundwater
  • classification of munitions in underwater and terrestrial environments
  • restoration of degraded ecosystems on DoD lands
  • understanding degradation mechanisms of DoD specialty coatings
  • treatment of wastewater from DoD facilities
  • improving energy security on DoD installations
  • management of threatened and endangered species on DoD lands
  • protecting DoD assets from the effects of corrosion

These projects will be featured in the slideshow on the home page of the SERDP and ESTCP website through the middle of February. Please visit the SERDP and ESTCP blog to read more about each of these award-winning projects! 

SERDP Projects of the Year 

Environmental Restoration
Emerging Core Concepts for Assessment and Enhancement of Abiotic Natural Attenuation of Groundwater Contaminants
Dr. Paul Tratnyek, Oregon Health & Science University
Project Highlights

Munitions Response
Acoustic Response of Underwater Munitions Near a Water-Sediment Boundary
Dr. Steven Kargl, University of Washington
Project Highlights

Resource Conservation and Resiliency
Restoration of Soil Microbial Function Following Degradation on Department of Defense Lands: Mediating Biological Invasions in a Global Change Context
Dr. Kristina Stinson, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Project Highlights

Weapons Systems and Platforms
Standardized Test Methodologies for Specialty Coating Durability
Dr. Karen Schultz, Boeing 
Project Highlights

ESTCP Projects of the Year 

Environmental Restoration
Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor (AnMBR) for Sustainable Wastewater Treatment
Dr. Patrick Evans, CDM Smith
Project Highlights

Installation Energy and Water
Zinc Bromide Flow Battery Installation for Islanding and Backup Power

Hybrid Microgrid with High Penetration Wind for Islanding and

High Value Advanced Phasor-based Control of Energy Storage Microgrids

Mr. David Altman, Raytheon
Project Highlights

Munitions Response
Efficient and Secure Cloud Computing for UXO Classification and Project Management
Dr. Dean Keiswetter, Acorn SI
Project Highlights

Resource Conservation and Resiliency
Remote Sensing Technology for Threatened and Endangered Plant Species Recovery
Dr. Erin Questad, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Project Highlights

Weapons Systems and Platforms
Improved Magnesium Protection for DoD Aviation and Weapon Component Technology
Mr. Kyu Cho, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Project Highlights

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