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Posted 3/13/2018

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By Kerry Larsen

VICKSBURG, Miss. (Dec. 6, 2017)--Dr. Jonathon Brame with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi, has been selected as the ERDC liaison officer to the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, or ASAALT. 

Brame is a research environmental engineer in the ERDC Environmental Laboratory, leading the Material Science team in the Chemistry Branch. This interdisciplinary approach has guided his research at ERDC, encompassing a variety of topics including water treatment and recycling, nano-technology, life-cycle assessment, hazardous materials remediation, advanced materials and manufacturing and sensor development.  

Working as the LNO to ASAALT is an exciting prospect for Brame: “I believe this is a great opportunity to learn more about the Army direct programs the ERDC participates in, as well as seeing the big picture of where the Army is moving in research and development,” he said.  “I hope to provide connections for ERDC researchers to others in the R&D community throughout the Army, and identify areas where the expertise of the ERDC can help better solve Army problems.”

Brame completed his undergraduate studies in physics at Brigham Young University, and his doctoral research at Rice University in environmental engineering, focusing on nanotechnology applications for water treatment. His studies also included several science and engineering projects.  He developed a water treatment system for rural farmers in the in the Kingdom of Swaziland, presenting the system to the Minister of Agriculture.  He also developed a methodology to predict the efficiency of advanced oxidation water treatment processes in the presence of organic matter to assist development of treatment processes for wastewater and drinking water treatment plants.