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  • September

    ERDC partners with UK university for survivability research

    In a world of rapidly evolving threats, solving the military’s toughest challenges calls for collaboration, sometimes even between people across the globe. The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) and its blast and weapons effects experts, teamed up with another internationally recognized organization, the United Kingdom’s University of Sheffield, to take a closer look at a dangerous threat to Soldiers everywhere—explosions.
  • ERDC researchers are a driving force in construction scale 3D printing

    Since 2015, scientists and engineers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Construction Engineer Research Laboratory (CERL) have been exploring expeditionary additive construction technology, also known as construction scale 3D printing.
  • Collaborating to create wildlife habitat while restoring islands, improving community resilience

    In this episode of the Engineering With Nature® Podcast, guest Paula Whitfield, research ecologist, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), discusses Engineering With Nature (EWN) as it relates to coastal and community resilience.
  • ERDC modular shelters safeguard U.S. Embassies, State Department employees

    As a research civil engineer with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL), Justin Roberts began exploring ways to use his blast mitigation expertise in protecting unique facilities from large scale explosive testing and his past research experience with structural responses to dynamic loading to develop a new approach in keeping personnel safe.
  • ERDC Environmental Laboratory director named

    Dr. Edmond Russo has been selected as the director of the Environmental Laboratory (EL) at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
  • Characterizing storm, flood risk reduction benefits derived from mangroves during extreme weather events Engineering With Nature® Podcast, Season 1: Episode 4

    In this episode of the Engineering With Nature Podcast, guest Dr. Tori Tomiczek, an assistant professor in the Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Department at the U.S. Naval Academy, discusses the role of natural infrastructure in reducing flood risk and damage during major storms, as well as increasing coastal resilience through her groundbreaking work that demonstrates the importance of mangroves in protecting coastal shorelines.
  • Inaugural ERDC Data Science Workshop a success

    More than 200 people recently attended the inaugural U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Data Science Workshop that was hosted virtually Aug. 25-26 by ERDC’s Engineered Resilient Systems (ERS) Research and Development Area. The event was a collaborative effort among multiple laboratories and encouraged participants to rethink the ways they manage and perceive data.
  • ERDC researchers participate in U.S. Army Foreign Technology (and Science) Assessment Support program

    Until engaging in conversation with colleagues while on temporary duty in the United Kingdom, Dr. Ahmad Tavakoly was not aware of the U.S. Army Foreign Technology (and Science) Assessment Support (FTAS) program. This summer, Tavakoly, a research civil engineer with the U.S. Army Engineer Research a Development Center’s (ERDC) Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL), and co-principal investigator Dr. Mark Wahl, also from CHL, completed the first ERDC project funded by the program.
  • ERDC presents innovative battlefield technologies during MSSPIX-20

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) and the U.S. Army Futures Command, Futures and Concepts Center, in partnership with the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, have combined efforts and resources to test new technologies to be deployed on today’s battlefield in order to prevail in tomorrow’s conflicts.
  • Using virtual solutions for robotic testing during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Researchers at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) are accustomed to finding unique and innovative approaches to solving today’s most challenging engineering problems. The current COVID-19 environment presented new obstacles for the Sensor Integration Branch (SIB) in the ERDC’s Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) and Environmental Processes Branch (CNE) in the ERDC’s Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, prompting the robotics group to capitalize on simulation software capabilities to meet mission requirements.
  • ERDC researchers participate in the During Nearshore Event Experiment to study coastal storm impacts

    As storms like Hurricane Laura continue to threaten our coasts with greater frequency and ferocity, researchers from across the country have joined a collaborative research effort to better understand these extreme events and improve coastal resilience.
  • Using natural infrastructure to increase resilience for military installations

    In this episode of the Engineering With Nature® Podcast, guest Brig. Gen. Patrice Melancon, executive director of the Program Management Office, Tyndall Air Force Base, U.S. Air Force, shares how she and her team are incorporating the principles and practices of Engineering With Nature into the Air Force’s Installation of the Future initiative.
  • Using natural forces, sediment to restore coastal marsh habitat

    In this episode of the Engineering With Nature® Podcast, guest Jeff Corbino, environmental resources specialist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New Orleans District, shares several examples of Engineering With Nature (EWN) to restore coastal marsh habitat as a key part of the district’s navigation mission.
  • ERDC researchers developing low-cost, rapid watershed assessment

    Researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) have partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District to develop and test a low-cost, rapid watershed assessment using remote sensing technology to evaluate problems associated with watershed instability including erosion, sedimentation, flooding and environmental degradation.
  • August

    ERDC environmental experts awarded patent for improving soil contamination testing

    Testing soil for contaminants on military bases rather than sending samples to a laboratory has produced speedier, cost-saving results for researchers at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Environment Laboratory (EL). The team received a U.S. Patent this year for their innovative process “DNA-Based Testing for Environmental Contamination.”
  • USACE launches new podcast series “Engineering With Nature”

    A new podcast series tells the stories of how, over the last 10 years, a growing international community of practitioners, scientists, engineers, and researchers across many disciplines and organizations are working together to combine natural and engineering systems to solve problems and diversify infrastructure value by applying the principles and practices of Engineering With Nature®.
  • ERDC, New York State research algal bloom mitigation in Chautauqua Lake

    Researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) and scientists from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) are collaborating with industry partners to study harmful algal bloom (HAB) mitigation technology in Chautauqua Lake, New York, from Aug. 19 through Sept. 4.
  • Smart Transportation Testbed pilot program underway in Colorado

    The Smart Transportation Testbed, a yearlong pilot program to plan, develop, demonstrate and employ automated vehicle (AV) technologies, is currently underway at Fort Carson, Colorado. The project, managed by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), is designed to determine how AV technology can help the military reduce transportation costs, improve public safety and enable faster delivery of services.
  • ERDC supports NASA’s mission to Mars

    In the 1960s during the Cold War, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Cold Region Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) designed a device, commonly referred to as a Rodriguez well, or Rodwell, to harvest water under the ice in Greenland and Antarctica to sustain U.S. facilities by providing water for drinking, hygiene and other needs. Presently, NASA is working with CRREL to assess whether that same technology can provide water for human-inhabited research stations on Mars.
  • ERDC overcomes challenges in harmful algal bloom removal research

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) continued its quest to tackle the challenging problem of harmful algal blooms (HABs) in our nation’s waterways with a removal demonstration in Florida in July 2020. The ERDC research team and collaborators from engineering firm AECOM and the University of Illinois planned and executed the research study on HAB removal at Lake Okeechobee.

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