It is with great pride and pleasure that SERDP and ESTCP announce the 2014 Projects of the Year. This year’s awards recognize scientific advances and technological solutions to some of the Department of Defense's (DoD) most significant environmental challenges—
The findings, approaches, tools, and guidance developed by these projects will help DoD enhance its mission capabilities, improve its environmental and energy performance, and reduce costs.
Environmental RestorationBasic Research Addressing Contaminants in Low Permeability ZonesDr. Tom Sale, Colorado State University
Munitions ResponseDecision Support Tools for Munitions Response Performance Prediction and Risk Assessment Dr. Laurens Beran, Black Tusk Geophysics
Resource Conservation and Climate ChangeShoreline Evolution and Coastal Resiliency at Two Military Installations: Investigating the Potential for and Impacts of Loss of Protecting BarriersDr. Rob L. Evans, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Weapons Systems and PlatformsDesign-of-Experiment Approach to Hydrogen Re-Embrittlement EvaluationMr. Scott M. Grendahl, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Energy and WaterRapid Building AssessmentMr. Swapnil Shah, FirstFuel Software
Environmental RestorationUse of On-Site Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer and Compound-Specific Stable Isotope Analysis to Distinguish Between Vapor Intrusion and Indoor Sources of VOCsDr. Thomas McHugh, GSI Environmental Inc.
Munitions ResponseHand-Held Electromagnetic Induction Sensor for Cued UXO DiscriminationandMan-Portable Electromagnetic Induction Array for UXO Detection and DiscriminationDr. Dan Steinhurst, Nova Research, Inc.Dr. Tom Bell, LeidosMr. Glenn Harbaugh, Nova Research, Inc.
Weapons Systems and PlatformsElectrodeposition of Nanocrystalline Cobalt-Phosphorus (nCo-P) Coatings as a Hard Chrome AlternativeMr. Ruben A. Prado and Mr. Jack Benfer, Naval Air Systems Command Jacksonville