The Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) has selected 74 new projects to begin in FY 2023. These projects responded to the FY 2023 SERDP Core and SEED Solicitations.

The tables below list the FY 2023 SERDP new projects for Environmental Restoration, Munitions Response, Resource Conservation and Resilience, and Weapons Systems and Platforms.

Environmental Restoration

ERSON-23-C1: Transformation of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Found in Soil and Groundwater at AFFF-Impacted Sites
ER22-4015 Abiotic and Microbiological Transformation of AFFF-Relevant Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Feng Xiao University of Missouri
ER23-3599 Assessing Polyfluoroalkyl Substance Biotransformation in Soil at AFFF-Impacted Sites Dung Nguyen CDM Smith
ER23-3601 Microbial Attenuation of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Frank Löffler University of Tennessee
ER23-3620 Abiotic and Biotic Transformation of PFAS Precursors at Oxic–Anoxic Transition Zones in AFFF-Impacted Soil and Groundwater Dengjun Wang Auburn University
ER23-3628 Environmental Conditions Influencing Natural Abiotic and Biotic Transformation of PFAA Precursors at AFFF-impacted Sites Natalie Capiro Auburn University
ER23-3656 Microbial Transformation of Nitrogen-Containing Precursors and Testing of Molecular Biological Tools With Predictive Potential Jinxia Liu McGill University
ER23-3694 Assessing Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Transformation in Groundwater at AFFF-Impacted Sites Using In Situ Microcosms John Xiong Haley & Aldrich, Inc.
ER23-3695 Abiotic and Coupled Abiotic-Biotic Processes Impacting PFAA Precursor Transformation and Back-Diffusion in Clays Charles Schaefer CDM Smith
ER23-3697 A Systematic Evaluation of Precursor Fate and Transformation in Wetland Systems Across Physical Scales and Biogeochemical Gradients Damian Helbling Cornell University
ER23-3796 Estimation of Biotransformation Rate of Key PFAS Precursors and PFAS Sequestration into Microbial Biomass during Precursor Biotransformation using Activity-Based labeling (ABL) Min-Ying Chu Haley & Aldrich
ER23-3825 Transformation of AFFF Constituents in Enzyme-Catalyzed Oxidative Humification Reactions and Related Fungal Systems Qingguo Huang University of Georgia 
ER23-3827 Assessment of Physical, Chemical, and Biological Factors Controlling Biotransformation of Cationic and Zwitterionic Precursors in PFAS Source Zones Lisa Alvarez-Cohen University of California, Berkeley
ER23-3877 Characterization of Fungal Mechanisms to Enhance Biotransformation of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Kent Sorenson Allonnia
ERSON-23-C2: Improved Management of Stormwater Impacts at Department of Defense Facilities
ER23-3593 Tailored Carbonaceous Materials as Biofilter Amendments for PFAS Removal in Stormwater Runoff Wenqing Xu Villanova University
ER23-3676 Development of a Screening-Level Tool to Estimate PFAS Retention Lifetimes for Engineered Sorbents in Passive Stormwater Filtration Systems Bridget Ulrich University of Minnesota, Natural Resources Research Institute 
ER23-3741 Understanding the Spatial/Temporal Nature of AFFF PFAS Loadings in Stormwater to Develop Targeted Stormwater Treatment Technologies Charles Newell GSI Environmental Inc.
ER23-3780 Passive-Active Modular Stormwater Biofilter Designs to Enhance PFAS Removal in Variable Flow Conditions Sanjay Mohanty University of California, Los Angeles
ERSON-23-C3: Improved Understanding of Concrete and Asphalt Impacted by Historical Releases of AFFF
ER23-3638 Development and Validation of Sealants to Mitigate Leaching and Mobility of PFAS in Concrete Grant Douglas Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation 
ER23-3683 PFAS Transport and Interaction with Portland Cement and Asphalt Concrete: A Field and Laboratory Study Mohammad (Moe) Pour-Ghaz North Carolina State University
ER23-3696 A Complete Strategy for Pavements Impacted with PFAS: Rapid Quantification, Leaching Kinetics, In Situ Stabilization, Thermal Treatment, and Reusability Kyle Doudrick University of Notre Dame
ER23-3713 Determining PFAS Transport Mechanisms within AFFF-Impacted Construction Materials to Develop Better In-Place and Re-Use Management Solutions for the DoD Charles Newell GSI Environmental Inc.
ER23-3724 Leaching of PFAS from AFFF-Impacted Construction Materials Christopher Higgins Colorado School of Mines
ER23-3761 Leaching and Mobility of PFAS from Concrete and Asphalt Jennifer Guelfo Texas Tech University
ER23-3835 Assessment for Leachability of PFAS from Concrete/Asphalt Paved Surfaces, Stockpiles, and Beneficial Reuse Scenarios: Laboratory and Bench Studies Tim Townsend University of Florida
ER23-3885 Sustainable Treatment Approaches for Renewing PFAS-Impacted Construction Materials (STAR-PCM) Carla Baumel University of Pittsburgh
ERSON-23-C4: Attenuation Mechanisms and Degradation Kinetics of Minor Components of Common Groundwater Contaminant Mixtures
ER23-3590 Evaluating the Enhancement and Metabolism of 1,4-Dioxane Biodegradation at Low Concentrations Alison Cupples Michigan State University
ER23-3717 Optimizing Bioaugmentation with Rhodococcus ruber for Cost-Effective Bioremediation of Dilute 1,4-Dioxane Plumes Pedro Alvarez Sentinel Environmental Group, LLC
ER23-3763 Biotic and Abiotic Degradation of 1,4-Dioxane Diffusing from Clays: Mechanisms, Kinetics, and Role in Long-Term Attenuation in Groundwater Paul Hatzinger Aptim Federal Services, LLC
ER23-3775 A Systems Approach for the Assessment and Prediction of the Natural Attenuation Mechanisms of Contaminant Mixtures Shaily Mahendra University of California, Los Angeles 
ER23-3798 In Situ Bioremediation of 1,4-Dioxane at Low Concentrations: Metabolic Degradation with Mixed Cultures on Commercially Available Particle Media Youneng Tang Florida State University
ER23-3826 Nanosized Manganese Dioxide Catalysts for Fenton-Like Oxidation of Dichlorethanes and 1,4-Dioxane Philip Larese-Casanova Northeastern University
ER23-3830 Attenuation Mechanisms and Biodegradation Kinetics of 1,4-Dioxane by Propane Monooxygenase-Expressing Microorganisms Mengyan Li New Jersey Institute of Technology
ER23-3904 Attenuation Mechanisms for Low Concentrations of 1,4-Dioxane and Related Contaminants Anthony Danko NAVFAC EXWC
ERSON-23-S1: Development of Analytical Methodologies for the Determination of Total PFAS in PFAS-Free Firefighting Formulations
ER23-4022 Method to Measure PFAS in MIL-SPEC Firefighting Formulations by Extraction Using Osorb and Advanced Sorbents with Organofluorine Analysis Paul Edmiston College of Wooster
ER23-4024 Development of Two New Total Organic Fluorine Methods to Determine Total PFAS in PFAS-Free Firefighting Formulations at Trace Levels Susan Richardson University of South Carolina
ER23-4025 Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopic Analysis of PFAS in Firefighting Formulations Haoran Wei University of Wisconsin, Madison
ER23-4032 Coupling Foam Fractionation with High-Resolution Molecular Absorption Spectrometry Graphite Furnace to Quantify Total PFAS in PFAS-Free Firefighting Formulations Youn Jeong Choi Purdue University
ER23-4039 A Standard Operating Procedure to Quantify Total PFAS in PFAS-Free Firefighting Formulations Kyle Doudrick University of Notre Dame


Munitions Response

MRSON-23-C1: Detection, Localization, Classification, and Remediation of Military Munitions Underwater
MR21-3582 Investigation of Acoustic Scattering from UXO with Long-term Environmental Aging Kevin Lee University of Texas at Austin
MR21-3591 Tactile Exploration With Crab-like Legged Robots for Munitions Retrieval Kathryn Daltorio Case Western Reserve University
MR23-3968 Modeling Munitions Mobility and Burial in a Micro-tidal Estuary Maurizio Brocchini Università Politecnica delle Marche
MR23-3971 Development of Physics-Based Inversions of BOSS Data for Sediment Properties Todd Hefner University of Washington
MR23-3978 UXO Characterization for Underwater Acoustic Test Beds Aubrey Espana University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory
MR23-3981 Underwater UXO Targets Detection, Mapping and Classification from Onepass Dynamic Data Sets Fridon Shubitidze Dartmouth College
MR23-3982 Time-frequency Resolution, Representation, and Interpretability Wendy Newcomb Georgia Tech Research Institute
MR23-3644 Optical Detection and Classification of Military Munitions Underwater Jed Wilbur Creare LLC
MR23-3821 Optically Derived 3D Models for Munitions Location and Identification Arthur Gleason University of Miami
MR23-3855 Depth of Burial Of UXO in Estuary Environments Magued Iskander New York University


Resource Conservation and Resilience

RCSON-23-C1: Advanced Understanding and Methods of Invasive Species Control
RC23-3587 Development of Comprehensive Approaches for Mission-oriented Management of the Invasive Scotch Broom on Department of Defense Lands in the Pacific Northwest Robert Slesak USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station 
RC23-3611 Managing Yellow Starthistle Using A New Biocontrol Agent: An Integrative Experimental and Geo-Climatic Modeling Approach Brittany Barker Oregon State University
RC23-3805 Using Population And Fire Models to Predict Interacting Responses Of Invasive and Threatened And Endangered Plants to Foundational Invader Removal Clare Aslan Northern Arizona University
RC23-3839 Impact of Redox Imbalance on Redox Sensitive Proteins Associated with Bromus Tectorum (Cheatgrass) Seedling Growth and Development Stephen J. Callister Battelle Pacific Northwest Division
RC23-3845 RNA Interference (Rnai) For Targeted Control Of Invasive Zebra Mussels Daryl Gohl University of Minnesota
RCSON-23-C2: Innovative Approaches to Resolving Sea-Level Related Data and Datum Gaps Worldwide
RC23-3707 Improving Sea level Information at DoD Sites for Risk Assessments using Hybrid Modelling and Data-fusion (ISIDoD) Soenke Dangendorf Tulane University
RC23-3942 Multisensor Satellite-Based Approach for Global Data Gap Filling Ben Hamlington NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory


Weapons Systems and Platforms

WPSON-23-C1: Lower-Global Warming Potential Alternative Refrigerants for Military Use
WP23-3605 Zero Global Warming Potential Elastocaloric Cooling for Military Use Julie Slaughter Ames Laboratory
WP23-3793 Holistic Optimization of Air-Conditioning Systems for Military Use with Low-GWP Refrigerants Davide Ziviani Purdue University
WPSON-23-C2: Improved Performance of PFAS-Free Firefighting Formulations
WP23-3833 Alcohol-resistant PFAS-Free Foam Girish Srinivas TDA Research, Inc.
WP23-3841 Metallosurfactants and Transition Metal Coordinated Surfactants as Foam Stabilizers to Enhance Foam Compatibility with Fuel Vapors at Extreme Operations Temperatures Jaspreet Dhau Molekule Inc.
WP23-3875 Evaluation of New Class of Self-intumescent Surfactants Which Have Both Flame Retardant and Foaming Agent Properties in Extreme Environments Robert Kasowski PN Solutions Inc
WP23-3882 Characterization of the Effects of Fuel Vapor Composition on the Performance of PFAS-Free Firefighting Foam Formulations Braden Giordano U.S Naval Research Laboratory
WP23-3918 Bi-disciplinary Enhancement of Surfactant Trisiloxanes for Fluorine-Free Firefighting Formulations (BEST-4F) Timothy Schutt US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center 
WP23-3920 Improved PFAS-Free Foams Tested Under Extreme Conditions Sumaer Kamboj ADA Technologies, Inc.
WP23-3926 PFAS-free Formulations for Fuel Fire-fighting in Extreme Temperature Applications Krishnaswamy Rangan Materials Modification Inc
WPSON-23-C3: Development of Advanced Military Coating Systems
WP23-3603 Non-isocyanate Chemical Agent Resistant Coatings Garry Edgington Sherwin-Williams Company
WP23-3746 Fully Non-Isocyanate Next-Generation Polyurethane Topcoats Ashley Mullins Luna Labs USA, LLC
WP23-3933 Dynamic Isocyanate-Free Self-Healing Military Coating Systems  Jeffrey Lundin U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
WPSON-23-C4: Recycling and Reuse of Refractory Alloys for Additive Manufacturing
WP23-3623 Recycling of Refractory Alloy Powders Via Surface Etching in Metal Additive Processes Michael Titus Purdue University
WP23-3711 Recycling and Reuse of Tungsten-Rhenium Refractory Alloy Powder for Additive Manufacturing Guru Dinda Savannah River National Laboratory
WPSON-23-C5: Improved Fire Testing and Training Methodologies for Firefighting Formulations
WP23-3907 Augmented Reality For Firefighter Training Of New Formulations And Delivery Mechanisms Bridgett Ashley Air Force Civil Engineering Center
WP23-3917 Quantifying Foam Suppression Performance Characteristics using Heat Release Rate Measured in a Cone Calorimeter Brian Lattimer Virginia Tech
WPSON-23-C6: Alternate, Environmentally-Friendly Propulsion Concepts for High Performance
WP23-3578 Advanced Propulsion Concepts for Large Diameter Tactical Rockets Tom Farabaugh BAE Systems, Inc.
WP23-3579 Green, Smokeless Propellants: Ammonium Dinitramide and Ammonium Nitrate Nanocomposite Propellants Alfred Baca Naval Air Warfare Center China Lake
WP23-3635 Environmentally-Friendly Double Base Propellant Formulations Neili Loupe US Army DEVCOM AvMC