May 6, 2012
Public Affairs Office
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Two teams from the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory received awards from CERL’s parent organization, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center.
Alan Anderson, of Rantoul, and Robert Lacey, of Champaign, won the Program Development Achievement Award. They were cited for success in establishing ERDC’s lead role in providing support to the Army Environmental Division under the Environmental Quality and Conservation Program. They focused on collaboration and customer care to promote long-term research programs that contribute to Army environmental policy.
Larry Stephenson, Andrew Nelson, Debbie Lawrence, and Ashok Kumar, all of Champaign, received the ERDC Research and Development Achievement Award for developing an innovative nanosensor for near real-time detection and identification of airborne biological contaminants in Army buildings. The sensor can detect low-level mold contamination to address problems before they can escalate, and also provides reliable detection of biological contamination from potential terrorist events to help protect building occupants.