& Security Digest

5 JULY 2022

HDIAC collects and publishes articles related to our technical focus areas on the web to share with the DoD community.


LLNL Researchers Chart Progress in Architected Materials That Respond to External Stimuli

Recent advances in preprogrammed architected materials could enable new functions that can evolve in response to their environments or external stimuli, according to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers. In a paper published by Nature Reviews Materials, LLNL researchers provide an overview of the progress made in responsive architected materials that can morph into a particular shape and exhibit…


Featured Notable Technical Inquiry

Reaction of Reactive Skin Decontamination Lotion (RSDL) With Nerve Agents Sarin (GB) and Soman (GD) and Forming Degradation Products

Reactive skin decontamination liquid (RSDL) is shown to decontaminate several chemical warfare agents. The process by which RSDL neutralizes is not fully understood. A literature search was performed to determine if any test data exist for the decontamination of nerve agents sarin and soman and the production of hydrolysis products, such as isopropyl methylphosphonate, pinacolyl methylphosphonate, and methyl phosphonate, or any other reaction products identified….

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Master State Awareness Estimator (MSE) for Cyber-Physical Substation Protection

Idaho National Laboratory performed research and development efforts associated with the first primary recommendation from a U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity workshop—the MSE. This agent serves as an independent, authoritative, protective software module/device for every zone of protection in its area of influence, monitoring the communications and power systems’ protective relays for anomalous…



Joint Air Survivability Summit 2024

The 2024 Joint Air Survivability Summit will highlight key threats posed to aerial platforms from adversaries and the innovative technologies or strategies, which may be used to counter them. At this forum, senior-level speakers will…

The 2024 FAA Drone and Advanced Air Mobility Symposium

Previously two separate events, the 2024 Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Drone and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Symposium is the first time both communities are connected to discuss safety and emerging technologies for our shared skies….

Public Health in a Migrant Crisis Tabletop Exercise

THIS IS AN IN-PERSON, COLLABORATIVE EVENT.   In 2022, there were over 100 million displaced persons globally, a number that only continues to grow. Because one region’s instability bleeds into its surrounding areas, it is all…

National Homeland Security Conference 2024

The National Homeland Security Conference brings together professionals in homeland security, law enforcement, fire, and emergency management. They include officials in federal agencies, nonprofit agencies, business owners, universities, and decision-makers to contribute or learn about…

17th International Detonation Symposium

The International Detonation Symposium started in 1951 and was originally a Navy-sponsored discussion of about 17 papers. In subsequent years, it has been sponsored by U.S. Department of Defense and Energy labs and has grown…

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Qingwang (Kevin) Yuan (1)
Dr. Qingwang (Kevin) Yuan

Assistant Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Texas Tech University

Dr. Qingwang (Kevin) Yuan is an assistant professor at the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas Tech University, where he aims to accelerate and secure energy transition through novel research on energy and environmental science and engineering. He leads the HOPE Group in developing new research programs on in-situ hydrogen generation from petroleum reservoirs (HOPER), natural hydrogen production from earth subsurface (HOPES), CO2 and hydrogen geological storage, and methane leakage from orphaned wells

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