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.

SERDP Projects of the Year
Environmental Restoration

Coupled Diffusion and Reaction Processes in Rock Matrices: Impact on Dilute Groundwater Plumes
Dr. Charles E. Schaefer, Jr., CB&I | Project Highlights

Munitions Response

Acoustic Response of Underwater Munitions Near a Sediment Interface: Measurement-Model Comparisons and Classification Schemes
Dr. Steven G. Kargl, University of Washington | Project Highlights

Resource Conservation and Climate Change

Development and Use of Genetic Methods for Assessing Aquatic Environmental Condition and Recruitment Dynamics of Native Stream Fishes on Pacific Islands
Dr. Michael J. Blum, Tulane University | Project Highlights

Weapons Systems and Platforms

Nanostructured Copper Alloys as an Alternative to Copper-Beryllium
Dr. Jonathan L. McCrea and Dr. Brandon Bouwhuis, Integran Technologies Inc. | Project Highlights

ESTCP Projects of the Year

Demonstration and Testing of ClimaStat® for Improved DX Air-Conditioning Efficiency
Dr. Michael West and Dr. Richard Combes, Advantek Consulting | Project Highlights

Compressor Airfoil Protective Coatings for Turbine Engine Fuel Efficiency
Mr. Gregory Kilchenstein, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Logistics and Materiel Readiness | Project Highlights