SERDP and ESTCP Announce 2020 Projects of the Year

SERDP and ESTCP are pleased to announce the 2020 Projects of the Year. This year’s awards recognize scientific

POY Announcement 2020

advances and technological solutions to some of DoD’s most significant environmental and installation energy challenges including:

  • understanding processes that control per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) fate and transport 
  • predicting the mobility of munitions in the underwater environment
  • modeling non-stationary changes in riparian and aquatic ecosystems
  • replacing hard chrome and nickel plating in weapons system repair processes
  • remediating chemical contamination from complex geological environments
  • modeling battery energy storage system performance 
  • detecting and classifying munitions underwater
  • monitoring nesting sites of protected bird species on DoD lands
  • reducing volatile organic compounds and hazardous air pollutants in weapons system topcoats

We are proud of all the investigators for their outstanding contributions to these research areas. Their 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
Key Fate and Transport Processes Impacting the Mass Discharge, Attenuation, and Treatment of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances and Comingled Chlorinated Solvents or Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Dr. Christopher Higgins, Colorado School of Mines
Project Highlights

Munitions Response
Probabilistic Environmental Modeling System for Munitions Mobility
Dr. Margaret Palmsten, United States Geological Survey
Project Highlights

Resource Conservation and Resiliency
Flow-Population Models for Tracking Non-Stationary Changes in Riparian and Aquatic Ecosystems
Dr. David Lytle, Oregon State University
Project Highlights

Weapons Systems and Platforms
Cold Spray Coatings for Chromium and Nickle Plating Replacement
Mr. Aaron Nardi and Dr. Victor Champagne, US Army Weapons and Materials Research Directorate 
Project Highlights

ESTCP Projects of the Year 

Environmental Restoration
Demonstration and Validation of the Horizontal Reactive Media Treatment (HRX) Well for Managing Contaminant Plumes in Complex Geological Environments
Dr. Craig Divine, ARCADIS-US, Inc.
Project Highlights

Installation Energy and Water
Design, Modeling, and Control of Hybrid Energy Storage System for Defense Installation Microgrids
Mr. Tim Hansen, 350Solutions, Inc
Dr. Nathan Johnson, Arizona State University
Project Highlights

Demonstrating the Benefits of Long-Duration, Low-Cost Flow Battery Storage in a Renewable Microgrid Mr. Benjamin Lavoie, Amerseco, Inc.
Project Highlights

Advanced Phasor-based Control of Energy Storage Micro-grids
Mr. David Altman, Raytheon
Project Highlights

Munitions Response
Multi-Sensor Towbody (MuST) for Detection, Classification, and Geolocation of Underwater Munitions
Dr. Kevin Williams, The Applied Physics Laboratory of the University of Washington
Project Highlights

Resource Conservation and Resiliency
Use of sUAS/UAS to Cost Effectively Monitor Eagle Nesting
Ms. Samantha Phillips, Select Engineering Services
Project Highlights

Weapons Systems and Platforms
Demonstration and Validation of Siloxane-Based Aircraft Topcoats that are Isocyanate-Free and Provide a Reduced Environmental Impact
Dr. Erick Iezzi, Naval Research Laboratory
Project Highlights

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