SERDP and ESTCP Announce 2012 Projects of the Year


Project-of-the-Year Awards Showcase Program Successes

Congratulations to the six SERDP and ESTCP Projects of the Year, recognized for research and technology developments with significant benefits to the Department of Defense (DoD). These outstanding efforts are helping DoD achieve its mission while improving its environmental performance. Recipients of this prestigious honor follow with links provided to highlights of their award-winning projects.

Environmental Restoration, SERDP Project of the Year
Metric Identification and Protocol Development for Characterizing DNAPL Source Zone Architecture and Associated Plume Response
Linda M. Abriola, Eric L. Miller, Kurt D. Pennell, and C. Andrew Ramsburg, Tufts University
John A. Christ, U.S. Air Force Academy
Project Highlights
Munitions Response, SERDP Project of the Year
Analysis of Next Generation Sensor Data
Dean Keiswetter and Jonathan Miller, SAIC
Project Highlights
Resource Conservation and Climate Change, SERDP Project of the Year
SERDP's Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP)
Patricia Cunningham, RTI International
and the DCERP Project Team
Project Highlights
Weapons Systems and Platforms, SERDP Project of the Year
Corrosion Protection Mechanisms of Rare-Earth Compounds Based on Cerium and Praseodymium
Bill Fahrenholtz and Matt O’Keefe, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Eric Morris, Deft, Inc.
Project Highlights
ESTCP Project of the Year
Modified Biopolymers as an Alternative to Petroleum-Based Polymers for Soil Modification
Steven Larson, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center – Environmental Laboratory
J. Kent Newman, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center – Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory
Gregory O'Connor, U.S. Army, PM-Joint Services
Gary Nijak, Jr., ETS Partners
Project Highlights
ESTCP Project of the Year
Supersonic Particle Deposition for Repair of Magnesium Aircraft Components
Victor K. Champagne, Jr., U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Project Highlights

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