R&D 100 Archive of Winners


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Product Organization Co-Developers
3D vision reaches molecular spectroscopy BioTools Inc. None
A gauge for all vacuums INFICON Enderes Rolf (Primary), Martin Wuest (Primary)
A quick change General Motors Corp. (R&D Center) John S Agapiou (Primary), Chi-Hung Shen (Primary)
Advanced alloys Special Metals Corp. Gaylord Smith (Primary), Shailesh J Patel (Primary)
Automated Pap tests Cytyc Corp., Battelle None
Bait & map Johannes Kepler Universitat (Biophysics Institute), Molecular Imaging Corp. Peter Hinterdorfer (Primary), Tainwei Jing (Primary), Stuart Lindsay (Primary)
Battle-worthy membrane Battelle Memorial Institute, Virginia Tech Bhima Vijayendran (Primary), Jay Sayre (Primary), Lalgudi S Ramanathan (Primary), James E McGrath (Primary)
Better biofuels Genencor International, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Novozymes Biotech Inc. Michael Arbige (Primary), Stanley Bull (Primary), Michael Himmel (Primary), Glenn Nedwin (Primary)
Better blue diodes Power Technology Inc. Walter Burgess (Primary)
Breaching the THz frontier TeraView Ltd., Bruker Optics Inc. Phil Taday (Primary)
Chips like to rub elbows Sun Microsystems Inc. Ivan Sutherland (Primary), Robert Drost (Primary), John Gustafson (Primary)
Clean motors for clean chips New Focus Inc. David Arnone (Primary), Aaron Van Pelt (Primary), Eric Williams (Primary)
Cluster toolkit Los Alamos National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Ronald Minnich (Primary)
Clustered rendering Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Stanford University, Tungsten Graphics Inc., University of Virginia Randall Frank (Primary), Sean Ahern (Primary), Mike Houston (Primary), Alan Hourihane (Primary), Brian Paul (Primary), Greg Humphreys (Primary)
Contact applications get cooler Lytron, Inc. Richard Goldman (Primary)
Cool dressing Aspen Systems, Inc., U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center (SOF Special Projects Team) None
Customizing nanoparticle properties ALD NanoSolutions, Inc., University of Colorado, Boulder Karen Buechler (Primary), Alan Weimer (Primary), Steven George (Primary), John Ferguson (Primary)
Duo heats up materials field Forging Industry Association, Infrared Heating Technologies LLC, Komtek, Northeastern University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Queen City Forging Company George Mochnal (Primary), Charles Blue (Primary), Robert Kervick (Primary), Teiichi Ando (Primary), Hui Lu (Primary), Craig Blue (Primary), Puja Kadolkar (Primary), Peter Engleman (Primary), Charles Howell (Primary), Jackie Mayotte (Primary), Vinod Sikka
Eco-friendly deicing treatment Battelle Memorial Institute, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Satya Chauhan (Primary), H Nick Conkle (Primary)
Eliminating threats to groundwater reserves Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Jim Loftus (Primary), Richard Jones (Primary)
Enhancing Fizeau 4D Technology Corp. Kames Millerd (Primary), Neal Brock (Primary)
Enhancing RNAi research Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Allen Christian (Primary)
Fewer outgassing problems Restek Corp. David Smith (Primary), Martin Higgins (Primary)
Fighting bioterrorism in about an hour Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Global FIA Richard Langlois (Primary)
Finding the correct antibody Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M. I. T.), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) K Dane Wittrup (Primary), Michael Feldhaus (Primary)
Fire up! Micropyretics Heaters Intl., National Science Foundation, Edison Materials Technology, Bayzi Corporation None
First bioluminescent enzyme assay Promega Biosciences Inc., Promega Corp. Kieter Klaubert (Primary), James J. Cali (Primary), Susan Frackman (Primary)
Giving dimension to molecular structures Oxford Diffraction Damian Kucharczyk (Primary)
Help your plant grow Alstom Power Inc., Aspen Technology Inc., Fluent Inc., National Energy Technology Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), West Virginia University (Engineering Research Center) Woodrow Fiveland (Primary), Randy Field (Primary), Stephen E Zitney (Primary), Madhava Syamlal (Primary), William Rogers (Primary), Anthony Cugini (Primary), Kurishinkal Cleetus (Primary), Igor Lapsin (Primary)
Hybridization unites spectrometers Thermo Electron Corp. (Scientific Instruments Div.) Helmut Muenster (Primary), Stevan Horning (Primary)
Imaging exploits remote sensing Headwall Photonics Inc. Tom Mikes (Primary), Jay Julian (Primary)
Imaging the small heart Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi High-Technologies Corp. None
Improving turbine performance GE Aircraft Engines, NASA (Glenn Research Center), Pratt & Whitney David Mourer (Primary), Kenneth Bain (Primary), Michael V Nathal (Primary), Timothy Gabb (Primary), Paul Reynolds (Primary)
Insta-House Argonne National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Casa Grande International LLC Arun Wagh (Primary), Jim Paul (Primary)
Introducing the Morrison Motor NASA (Glenn Research Center) Carlos Morrison (Primary)
Just ask the KnowItAll Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. (Informatics Division) Gregory Banik (Primary)
Less is better, and less expensive Sinmat Inc., University of Florida, University of Texas at Austin Rajiv Singh (Primary), Seung-Mahn Lee (Primary)
Let the sun shine in or not SAGE Electrochomics, Inc., National Energy Technology Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), U.S. Air Force (Wright-Patterson AFB), National Institute of Standards and Technology (Advanced Technology Program), U.S. Army, National Science Foundation None
Line up for this ruler Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M. I. T.) Mark Schattenburg (Primary), Ralf Heilmann (Primary)
Liquid handler says "no touching" Labcyte Inc. Richard Ellson (Primary)
Magnets give train a rise General Atomics, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Sam Gurol (Primary), Richard Post (Primary)
Making lettuce perchlorate free Oak Ridge National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Gilbert Brown (Primary), Baohua Gu (Primary), Bruce Moyer (Primary), Peter Bonnesen (Primary), Spiro Alexandratos (Primary)
Maximizing mine safety Stolar Research Corp. None
Membrane boosts hydrogen economy Argonne National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), National Energy Technology Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Uthamalingam Balachandran (Primary), Gary Stiegel (Primary)
Microfluidic control yields nano-flow rates Eksigent Technologies None
Microsensors for microsurgery Ascension Technology Corporation Jack T. Scully (Primary), Westley Ashe (Primary)
Microwaving proteins CEM Corp. Doug Ferguson (Primary), Jonathan Collins (Primary)
Mismatches made to match Sandia National Laboratories (U.S. Dept. of Energy) David Follstaedt (Primary)
Monitor detects respirable dust Bituminous Coal Operators' Association Inc., CDC-NIOSH, National Mining Association, Rupprecht & Patashnick Co. Inc., United Mine Workers of America Joseph Lamonica (Primary), Jeffrey Kohler (Primary), Jon Volkwein (Primary), Bruce Watzman (Primary), Erich Rupprecht (Primary), Harvey Patashnick (Primary), Joseph Main (Primary)
More than a vacation site Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Vicki Thompson (Primary), William Apel (Primary), Kastli Schaller (Primary)
Move over steel Touchstone Research Laboratory None
Nanotech takes a step forward NASA (Glenn Research Center), Sest, Inc., Ohio Aerospace Institute Phil Abel (Primary), Phil Neudeck (Primary)
New nanoscale coatings NanoSteel Co. LLC None
No more burning laps! GrafTech International Ltd. None
No more pencils, No more books Hitachi, Ltd., Anoto AB, Hitachi Computer Peripherals Co., Ltd. Eiichi Hadano (Primary)
Obliterating land mines Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Mark Rotter (Primary)
On-the-spot inspection ARACOR Richard Savage (Primary), RA Armistead (Primary)
Plug-and-play microscopy Nikon Instruments Inc. William Karavias (Primary), Takahasi Tamori (Primary)
Portable, pliable photovoltaics National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Global Solar Energy None
Process expands Ti's market MER Corp. James Withers (Primary), Raouf Loutfy (Primary)
Proteomics by inkjet Proteome Systems Ltd., Shimadzu Corp. (Life Science Laboratory) Andrew Gooley (Primary), Tetsuo Ichikawa (Primary), Eiji Ando (Primary)
Pump up the volume Imago Scientific Instruments Corp. Thomas Kelly (Primary), Tye Gribb (Primary), Jesse Olson (Primary)
Pushing the envelope at your desk Intel Corp., Los Alamos National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Matthew Baker (Primary), Wu-chun Feng (Primary)
Ramping up failure analysis Multiprobe Inc. None
Rehabilitating stroke patients Kinetic Muscles Inc. James Koeneman (Primary), Edward Koeneman (Primary)
Replacing the petri dish 3DM Inc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M. I. T.) Zen Chu (Primary), Lisa Spirio (Primary), Shuguang Zhang (Primary)
Resin infusion yields formable geometries Florida State University (Florida Advanced Center for Composite Tech (FAC2T)), U.S. Army (Research Laboratory) Okenwa Okoli (Primary), James Thagard (Primary), Walter Roy (Primary)
Robotics accelerate part reparation Alion Science & Technology Richard Johnson (Primary), Valdemar Malin (Primary)
Safe and affordable energy from coal RTI International Santosh Gangwal (Primary), Raghubir Gupta (Primary), Brian Turk (Primary)
Safer and better mammography Eastman Kodak Co. Anne Richards (Primary), Robert Dickerson (Primary), William Moore (Primary), David Streklenski (Primary)
Say goodbye to parallel parking Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd., Toyota Motor Corp. Yuu Tanaka (Primary), Tomohiko Endo (Primary), Hisashi Satonaka (Primary)
Scalable solution for businesses ADVA Optical Networking, IBM None
Scanning the whole genome Affymetrix Inc. William McGrath (Primary), Nathan Weiner (Primary)
Semiconductor damage control Soluris Inc Neal Sullivan (Primary)
Show me the light Southwest Research Institute Ernest Franke (Primary), Michael Magee (Primary)
Simplified fiber optics Battelle, Schleuniger AG None
Simplifying proteomics Brookhaven National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) F. William Studier (Primary)
Small dots have large impact Quantum Dot Corp. Todd Stein (Primary), Marcel Bruchez (Primary)
Small sensor measures up Balluff GmbH Sorin Fericean (Primary), Manfred Jagiella (Primary)
Smart windows Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Thomas Richardson (Primary), Jonathan Slack (Primary)
Sniffing out terrorists’ tools Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Naval Research Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Transportation Security Administration Linda Deel (Secondary), Eric Houser (Primary), Stan Stepnowski (Primary), Andy McGill (Primary), Thomas Thundat (Primary), Lal Pinnaduwage (Primary), Tony Gehl (Primary), Vassil Boiadjiev (Primary), Eric Hawk (Primary), Richard Lareau (Secondary)
Speed is a BLAST Los Alamos National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Wu-chun Feng (Primary)
Speedy CAE simulation software Southwest Research Institute, Daimler Chrysler Corp. None
Stop agents from getting on your nerves Michigan Molecular Institute, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Steven Kaganove (Primary), Jay Grate (Primary), David Nelson (Primary)
Streamlining superconductor analysis SuperPower, Inc., XOS (X-Ray Optical Systems) Inc., New York State Energy Research and Development Authority None
Substrate swap Carl Zeiss (Light Microscopy Group), Carl Zeiss MicroImaging Inc. Rainer Danz (Primary)
Super-fast, super-cool ICs Ultratech Inc. Robert DellaCamera (Primary), Somit Talwar (Primary)
Take this tiny motor for a spin Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), University of California, Berkeley Alex Zettl (Primary)
Technology accelerates pathogen detection MesoSystems Technology Inc Patrick Call (Primary), Vanessa Kenning (Primary)
The naked truth Los Alamos National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), XOS (X-Ray Optical Systems) Inc. George Havrilla (Primary), Ning Gao (Primary)
The oil hunt Virginia Tech Anbo Wang (Primary), Gary Pickrell (Primary)
The ticket to your train Argonne National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Aymeric Rousseau (Primary)
This flowmeter is a good listener CiDRA Corp. Daniel Gysling (Primary), Doug Loose (Primary)
This pearl is a real gem Sandia National Laboratories (U.S. Dept. of Energy) None
Through the looking glass Argonne National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Brian Golchert (Primary), Steve Lottes (Primary)
Torch impacts heat dissipation Los Alamos National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Jonathan Phillips (Primary), Seth Gleiman (Primary), Chu-Ku Chen (Primary)
Water blows hot air Idalex Technologies Valeriy Maisotsenko (Primary), Rick Gillan (Primary)
Weigh pan gets out of the way Mettler-Toledo, Inc. None
Welcome to the fashion revolution Intellifit Corp., Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Edward Gribbin (Primary), Douglas McMakin (Primary), Thomas Hall (Primary)
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