Home : Media : News : News Article View

Singaporean Faculty Delegation Visits Laboratory

| RDECOM Research Laboratory | Jan. 11, 2019

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- A group of Singaporean researchers met with representatives from the RDECOM Research Laboratory, the Army's corporate research laboratory (ARL), at the Rodman Materials Research Laboratory and the Adelphi Laboratory Center during a two-day coordination visit Jan 8-9.

Dr. Jeff Zabinski, the lab's director of the Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, welcomed four academics from Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

"As part of our Open Campus initiative, we seek out ways to increase opportunities for technology advancement and transfer of research knowledge," Zabinski said.

NTU and the Army have a cooperative research and development agreement, or CRADA, on the development of novel and emergent nanomaterials beyond graphene. NTU is one of the two largest public universities in Singapore.

The United States and Singapore have a "comprehensive relationship with productive cooperation on economic, political and security issues," according to the U.S. State Department.

The lab's Dr. Govind Mallick, a WMRD research chemist who attended the meetings, spent two years living in Singapore and working side-by-side with Singaporean researchers through the Army Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program, known as ESEP.

"We have a great relationship with Singapore," Mallick said. "They are one of the front runners in nanomaterials development research."

The researchers are participating in presentations and briefings on various topics of joint interest.

The United States recognized Singapore's independence from Malaysia in 1965 and has had formal diplomatic relations with Singapore since 1966.
Like Us
Follow Us



Thousands more soldiers will deploy to Pacific to increase Army footprint
Soldiers from 5th Battalion-20th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division and the Royal Thai Army conduct the hall clearing phase of a combined military operations in urban terrain (MOUT) training at Cobra Gold 2019, Feb. 13, 2019, Phitsanulok, Kingdom of Thailand. Exercise Cobra Gold is the largest Theater Security Cooperation Exercise in the Indo-Pacific and is an integral part of the U.S. commitment to strengthen engagement in the region.
March 21, 2019 - In a move to bolster U.S. troop presence in the Pacific, the Army has plans to deploy thousands of

Dunford Describes U.S. Great Power Competition with Russia, China
March 21, 2019 - WASHINGTON -Russia and China are competitors to the United States and both nations are looking to

Clearing the field
Students from Silver Flag class 19-05 use asphalt cutters to isolate damged areas of a runway, as part of a rapid airfield damage repair exercise, March 7, 2019, on Andersen Air Force Base Guam. This exercise marked the first time that a full scale airfield assessment, clearance and repair took place in the same exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Bumpus)
March 21, 2019 - Heavy construction equipment rumbles up and down the mock runway on Andersen Air Force Base’s

NMCB-3 Provides Engineering Support to Japan Fleet Concentration Area
March 21, 2019 - YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3, Det.

Marine Corps, Navy improve crisis response capabilities with Pacific Blitz exercise
PACIFIC OCEAN (March 11, 2019) Landing Craft, Utility (LCU) 1629, assigned to Beachmaster Unit (BMU) 1, docks with the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) during Pacific Blitz 2019. Pacific Blitz 2019 is an opportunity for U.S. Forces to increase maritime readiness to be prepared for real-world crisis situations. Pacific Blitz 2019 provides realistic, relevant training necessary for effective global crisis response expected of the Navy and Marine Corps. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Heath Zeigler/Released)
March 21, 2019 - MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Forces from I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) and U.S.