Zufelt receives research award



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Employees of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) in Hanover, N.H. and Anchorage, were honored for superior achievement at the laboratory’s annual Engineer Day Awards celebration June 20. In a group award, Dr. Jon Zufelt, of Eagle River, received the ERDC Research and Development Achievement Award. Zufelt and CRREL Hanover researchers, to include Michael Walsh, Marianne Walsh, David Ringelberg and Dr. Susan Taylor, were awarded for their work conducting tests and analyses on insensitive munitions, a new class of military munitions currently being pursued for use by the U.S. Army. Their findings led to the Army eliminating the use of a munition and, thereby, avoiding the associated environmental risk and helping to preserve live-fire ranged used by the Department of Defense (DOD), according to a press release.

The ERDC Research and Development Achievement Award recognizes excellence in research and development achievement, which has led to a significant advancement in the state-of-the-art in a particular field, established a scientific basis for subsequent technical improvements in military or civil operational capabilities, materially improved the Corps’ technical capability, or contributed materially to the national welfare.

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