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A clear choice for better plastics Milliken & Co. John Miley (Primary), John David Anderson (Primary), Brian Burkhart (Primary), Walter Scrivens (Primary), Reed Walker (Primary), Shane Waybright (Primary), Chunping Xie (Primary)
A fit-to-process solution Endress+Hauser Conducta Patric Henzi (Primary), Manfred Jagiella (Primary), Hakon Mikkelsen (Primary), Thomas Steckenriter (Primary)
A fungus among us Iowa State University (Fungal Research Group), MycoInnovations, University of Hawaii at Manoa Johannes van Leeuwen (Primary), Mary Rasmussen (Primary)
A GUARDION in the field Brigham Young University, Torion Technologies Inc. Milton Lee (Secondary), Stephen Lammert (Primary), Becky Later (Primary), Douglas Later (Primary), Edgar Lee (Primary)
A new angle on contact measurement NASA (Glenn Research Center), Ohio Aerospace Institute David Chao (Primary), John Sankovic (Primary), Nengli Zhang (Primary)
A new dimension in sensing ATK (Space Division), NASA (Langley Research Center ) Bryant Taylor (Primary), Kathy Dezern (Primary), Stanley Woodard (Primary)
A new way to see the really small and really quick JEOL USA Inc., Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Michael Kersker (Primary), Michael Armstrong (Primary), Nigel Browning (Primary), Geoffrey Campbell (Primary), William DeHope (Primary), Judy Kim (Primary), Wayne King (Primary), Thomas LaGrange (Primary), Bradley Pesavento (Primary), Benjamin P
A smooth finish Sinmat Inc. Abhudaya Mishra (Primary), Deepika Singh (Primary), Rajiv Singh (Primary)
Adaptable airbags for safety Key Safety Systems Inc. Mark Wehner (Primary), Axel Wehrwein (Primary)
Administering medicine made easy EMD Serono Inc. Michele Baer (Primary), Colleen Minden (Primary)
Aircraft inspection keeps pace with the composite age Galt Technology LLC, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Josh Fisher (Primary), Walt Fisher (Primary), Eric Wachter (Primary), Art Clemons (Primary), Cliff Eberle (Primary), Chris Janke (Primary), Curt Maxey (Primary), John Storey (Primary)
An eco-friendly way to pull industrial paint from water PPG Industries Inc. Mike Albu (Primary), Phil Beauchamp (Primary), Doinita Chertic (Primary), Simon Cheung (Primary)
Appliance controller cuts risk of brownouts at the source Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Paul Boyd (Primary), David Chassin (Primary), Jeffery Dagle (Primary), Donald Hammerstrom (Primary), Michael Kintner-Meyer (Primary), Robert Pratt (Primary), Larry Reid (Primary)
Automated analysis of genes Xceed Molecular Corp., MetriGenix Corp., Catalyst Consulting, Engenuity Corp. None
Better brewery boiling Pursuit Dynamics PLC Claire Isaacs (Primary), John Heathcote (Primary)
Breathable membranes throw around molecular weight ENTEK Membranes LLC Steve Gerts (Primary)
Bringing hybrid vehicles to the masses Argonne National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), EnerDel Khalil Amine (Primary), Ilias Belharouak (Primary), Naoki Ota (Primary), Taison Tan (Primary)
Bugs be gone DuPont Crop Protection None
Building better biofuels Paradigm Sensors, LLC, Marquette University None
Burn, baby, burn Advanced Fuel Research Inc., AEDC Air Force SBIR Program, Aerospace Testing Alliance Patrick Bush (Primary), Joseph Cosgrove (Primary), John Haigis (Primary), James Markham (Primary), James Scire (Primary), Ron Bishel (Primary), Donald Gardner (Primary), Paul Jalbert (Primary), Kent Wilcher (Primary), Bradley Winkleman (Primary)
Clearing the air Johnson Matthey Inc., National Energy Technology Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Wilson Chu (Primary), Hugh Hamilton (Primary), Evan Granite (Primary), Diane Newton (Primary), Henry Pennline (Primary)
Conquering cancer Xoft Inc. Paul Lovoi (Primary), Tom Rusch (Primary)
Cool powder coatings have eco angle covered Battelle Memorial Institute, Hexion Specialty Chemicals srl, John Deere, Ohio Soybean Council, United Soybean Board Jeffrey Cafmeyer (Primary), Michael Clingerman (Primary), Nancy Jamboski (Primary), Katherine Mitchell (Primary), Steve Risser (Primary), Bhima Vijayendran (Primary), Damiano Beccaria (Primary), Imir Bejko (Primary), Andrea Capra (Primary), David
Crawling with control ADVICS Co. Ltd., Toyota Motor Corp. Yasuhito Ishida (Primary), Mizuho Homma (Primary), Gen Inoue (Primary)
Cyrogenics cools down noise, revs up NMR imaging Bruker BioSpin AG, Bruker BioSpin MRI GmbH None
Deep-sea analysis Analytical Instrument Systems Inc. Donald Nuzzio (Primary)
Detecting the undetectable Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Gary Andersen (Primary), Eoin Brodie (Primary), Todd DeSantis (Primary), Yvette Picerno (Primary)
Diamond seals the deal for pump protection Advanced Diamond Technologies Inc., Argonne National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), John Crane Inc. John Carlisle (Primary), James Netzel (Primary), Charles West (Primary), Edward Daniels (Primary), Jeffrey Elam (Primary), John Hryn (Primary), Gregory Krumdick (Primary), Joseph Libera (Primary), Joseph Haas (Primary), Richard Page (Primary), D
DiscovIRing molecular structure Spectra Analysis Inc. Sidney Bourne (Primary), William Carson (Primary), George Giansanti (Primary)
Downsizing biofuels Velocys, Inc., Battelle, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) None
Electrolysis powers these scrubbing bubbles Tennant Co. None
Energy loss is scanning probe microscopy’s gain Asylum Research Corp., Oak Ridge National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Roger Proksch (Primary), Stephen Jesse (Primary), Sergei Kalinin (Primary)
Ensuring safe commerce Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), National Infrastructure Institute (Center for Infrastructure Expertise), Secure Box Corp., U.S. Coast Guard Vickie Abreu (Primary), Steve Azevedo (Primary), David Benzel (Primary), John Chang (Primary), Greg Dallum (Primary), Arden Dougan (Primary), Farid Dowla (Primary), William Dunlp (Primary), Peter Haugen (Primary), Bruce Henerer (Primary), Richar
Extreme UV lasers bring the nanoscale to the benchtop Colorado State University (Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Science & Technology) Hugh Grinolds (Primary)
Faster forensics Idaho National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Identity Sciences LLC None
Feeding the need for high-quality carbon nanotubes Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12 LLC, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Roland Seals (Primary), Paul Melchhofer (Primary), Fred Montgomery (Primary), Vinod Sikka (Primary)
Fiber optics turns the corner Corning Inc. Monica Sofio (Primary)
Fiber-optic sampler cuts out artifacts PicoSolve Inc., Chalmers University of Technology None
Fitter firefighters Ashburn Hill Corp., Fire Protection & More Francis McCullough (Primary), Patrick Hlavaty (Primary)
Gateway transformation Intel Corp. Kari Aakre (Primary), Justin O'Neill (Primary)
Going with the flow California Instute of Technology, TSI Inc. Morteza Gharib (Primary), Wing Lai (Primary), Tyson Strand (Primary), Hai Zhang (Primary)
Grid recloser feeds on power faults S&C Electric Co. Michael Ennis (Primary), Steve Strand (Primary)
High-value alloys at low cost, no melting required Materials & Electrochemical Research (MER) Corp. F. Cardarelli (Primary), Y. Elkadi (Primary), J. Laughlin (Primary), R.O. Loutfy (Primary), James Withers Withers (Primary)
Improving deicing, helping the environment Air Force Aeronautical Systems Center (U.S. Air Force), Air Force Materiel Command (U.S. Air Force), Battelle Memorial Institute, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Mary Wyderski (Primary), Elizabeth Berman (Primary), Satya Chauhan (Primary), Nick Conkle (Primary), Melissa Roshon (Primary), Connie Stephenson (Primary), William Samuels (Primary)
In the scanning probe world, large range is a good thing University of Michigan Shorya Awtar (Primary), Merlis Nolan (Primary)
Increasing NMR sensitivity Bruker BioSpin AG Nicolas Freytag (Primary), Angelo Lombardi (Primary), Marco Sacher (Primary)
Integrated processing for materials Battelle Memorial Institute, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), University of California-Santa Barbara Brett MacIsaac (Primary), Brad Johnson (Primary), Brian Riley (Primary), Mike Schweiger (Primary), S.K. Sundaram (Primary), Julianna Olmstead (Primary)
Intelligent information security Applied Magnetics Lab Inc. Charles Castonovo (Primary)
IP at your fingertips Thomson Reuters Kevin Bonsor (Primary), David Brown (Primary), Margaret Cartolano (Primary), Peter Mele (Primary), Eftim Pop-Lazarov (Primary), Cindy Poulos (Primary)
Iteractive solvers know millions of unknowns Sandia National Laboratories (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Todd Coffey (Primary), Nathan Golden (Primary), Robert Hoekstra (Primary), Scott Hutchinson (Primary), Eric Keiter (Primary), Ting Mei (Primary), Roger Pawlowski (Primary), Eric Rankin (Primary), Thomas Russo (Primary), Keith Santarelli (Primary
Lab quality handheld XRF Thermo Fisher Scientific Lee Grodzins (Primary), Vicki Grzybinski (Primary)
Laser alignment made easy Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Abdul Awwal (Primary), Erlan Bliss (Primary), Mark Bowers (Primary), Scott Burkhart (Primary), Jim Candy (Primary), Bob Carey (Primary), Allan Casey (Primary), Stephanie Daveler (Primary), Chris Estes (Primary), Walter Ferguson (Primary), Michae
Laser-weave follows a new strand Los Alamos National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) James Maxwell (Primary)
LED headlight illuminates the way forward Koito Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Syuichi Goto (Primary), Hiroyuki Ishida (Primary), Masayasu Ito (Primary), Masaru Sasaki (Primary), Tsukasa Tokida (Primary), Seiichiro Yagi (Primary)
Liquid loop cleans up coal mining Battelle Memorial Institute Ruey Bruce (Primary), Satya Chauhan (Primary), Nick Conkle (Primary), Tenisha Highsmith (Primary), Courtney Johnson (Primary), Bruce Monzyk (Primary), Kevin Rose (Primary), Paul Usinowicz (Primary), Mike Von Fahnestock (Primary)
Magnetic actuator declares freedom from camshafts Engineering Matters, Inc., Corcoran Engineering, DMF Associates, Pasch Engineering None
Managing multimedia Dialogic Corp. Jordan DeVita (Primary), Alex Mushkin (Primary)
Mesoscale calibration goes high profile ICX Photonics, Sandia National Laboratories (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Andrew Oliver (Primary), Andre Claudet (Primary), Meghan Shilling (Primary), Hy Tran (Primary)
Micro pumps, mega speed Formulatrix Inc. Kabir Mukaddam (Primary), Jeremy Stevenson (Primary)
Mobile electron microscopy keeps jet engines humming Aspex Corp. Doris Allison (Primary), Frederick Schamber (Primary), Cornelis van Beek (Primary)
Molecular tracking goes 3-D Los Alamos National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) None
More complete catalyst chemistry Cummins Inc., Hiden Analytical, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Queen's University Belfast (School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering), Y-12 National Security Complex Neal Currier (Primary), Wayne Eckerle (Primary), Aleksey Yezerets (Primary), Adrian Jessop (Primary), David Lundie (Primary), Dave Seymour (Primary), Terry Whitmore (Primary), Jae-Soon Choi (Primary), Sam Lewis (Primary), William Partridge (Prim
More than a bit faster Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Ekow Otoo (Primary), Arie Shoshani (Primary), Kurt Stockinger (Primary), Kesheng Wu (Primary)
Novel neutron detection National Institute of Standards and Technology (U.S. Dept. of Commerce), University of Maryland Muhammed Arif (Primary), Charles Clark (Primary), Alan Thompson (Primary), Robert Vest (Primary), Michael Coplan (Primary), Rajarshi Roy (Primary)
Ordinary steel has extraordinary protection Swagelok Co. Peter Williams (Primary), Sunniva Collins (Primary), Steve Marx (Primary)
Organ hunt simplified Varian Medical Systems Inc. Robin Reddick (Primary)
Peeling away the layers of future nuclear fuel Oak Ridge National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Hinds Instruments, Inc. None
Perfecting pretreatment PPG Industries Inc. Shan Cheng (Primary), Jim DeChant (Primary), Erik Ehinger (Primary), Nick Forinos (Primary), Jack McIntyre (Primary), Mark McMilen (Primary), Rich Moyle (Primary), Tony Notte (Primary), Ed Rakiewicz (Primary), David Raney (Primary), Mark Simpso
Portable CO2 data collection Picarro, Inc. Eric Crosson (Primary)
Powering into the future Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Seeo Inc. Nitash Balsara (Primary), Ilan Gur (Primary)
Practical PV printing HelioVolt Corp., National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) B.J. Stanberry (Primary), Matthew Taylor (Primary), Calvin Curtis (Primary), Kevin Eber (Primary), David Ginley (Primary), Alex Miedaner (Primary), Jennifer Nekuda (Primary), Maikel van Hest (Primary)
Put down that Scotch-Brite ATMI Neil Baron (Primary), Steve Bishop (Primary), Robert Kaim (Primary)
Raman and atomic force, together at last WITec GmbH None
Reflectron clears the skies for ion flight Imago Scientific Instruments Corp. Tye Gribb (Primary), Dan Lenz (Primary), Jesse Olson (Primary), Ed Oltman (Primary), Jason Schneir (Primary), Jeff Shepard (Primary)
RF test multiplies Keithley Instruments Inc. Joel Goldstein (Primary), Ellen Modock (Primary)
SabreTube opens the window to better carbon nanotubes Absolute Nano John Hart (Primary), David Kuhn (Primary), Alexander Slocum (Primary), Matthew Sweetland (Primary), Lucas van Laake (Primary)
Search, the human way Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), SeeqPod Inc. Kasian Franks (Primary), Raf Podowski (Primary)
Secret ways of nuclear waste Southwest Research Institute None
Semicon data is fast-tracked Intermolecular None
Setting the pace Pfeiffer Vacuum None
Simply pure Phenomenex Inc. Michael McGinley (Primary), Greg Scott (Primary)
SMART crystallography Bruker AXS Inc. Michael Ruf (Primary)
Space polymer regenerates in face of solar rays ManTech SRS Technologies, Inc. None
Speeding drug discovery Fluxion Biosciences Cristian Ionescu-Zanetti (Primary), Jeff Jensen (Primary)
Stacked sustainability Monsanto Co. Christopher Horner (Primary), Heather McClurg (Primary), Jay Pershing (Primary)
Stitching smooths out metrology QED Technologies Gary DeVries (Primary), Jon Fleig (Primary), Gregory Forbes (Primary), Geish Miladinovic (Primary), Paul Murphy (Primary), Michael Natkin (Primary), Robin Townell (Primary), Marc Tricard (Primary)
Super solar cells Air Force Research Laboratory (Space Vehicles Directorate), EMCORE Corp., National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) John Merrill (Primary), Paul Sharps (Primary), Susan Moon (Primary), Mark Wanlass (Primary)
Superhydrophobia is perfectly natural Sandia National Laboratories (U.S. Dept. of Energy), University of New Mexico (Luna Innovations Inc.) Eric Branson (Primary), Jeffrey Brinker (Primary), Adam Cook (Primary), David Kissel (Primary), Seema Singh (Primary), Frank B. van Swol (Primary), Pratik Shah (Primary)
Surgical FOCUS Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc. Steve Eichmann (Primary), Karen Isaacs (Primary), Nick Kroscher (Primary), Jim Lee (Primary), Ash Madan (Primary), Matt Miller (Primary)
Terahertz technology finds foam flaws Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., NASA (Glenn Research Center), NASA (Langley Research Center) Jeffrey Seebo (Primary), Don Roth (Primary), William Winfree (Primary)
The incredible shrinking camera phone Tessera Technologies, Inc. None
The power of pathlength C Technologies, Inc. None
The sensor Internet NASA (Goddard Space Flight Center), NASA (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), George Mason University, Vightel Corp., Nobilis, Northrop Grumman Corp., West Virginia Hi-Tech Consortium, University of Maryland, Draper Laboratory, Innovative Solutions None
The sharper image Carl Zeiss SMT David Voci (Primary)
The spirit of co-simulation ALSTOM Power Inc., ANSYS Inc., Aspen Technology Inc., Carnegie Mellon University, National Energy Technology Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Woodrow Fiveland (Primary), David Sloan (Primary), Lewis Collins (Primary), Erik Ferguson (Primary), Pankaj Gupta (Primary), Jens Madsen (Primary), Mark Moales (Primary), Sorin Munteanu (Primary), John Widmann (Primary), Simon Lingard (Primary), Michael
Thermal analysis without AFM Anasys Instruments, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Doug Gotthard (Primary), Kevin Kjoller (Primary), Anthony Kurtz (Primary), Mike Reading (Primary), Khoren Sahagian (Primary), Roshan Shetty (Primary), William King (Primary)
Thermo breakthrough Boston College, GMZ Energy Inc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) Zhifeng Ren (Primary), Mike Clary (Primary), Bed Poudel (Primary), Gang Chen (Primary), Qing Hao (Primary)
Voltage-steady LED leaves DC power problems behind Industrial Technology Research Institute None
Water rolls away on bed of spikes Oak Ridge National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Ross Technology Corp. Brian D'Urso (Primary), Steve McNeany (Primary), Vinod Sikka (Primary), John Simpson (Primary), Andrew Jones (Primary), Donald Speicher (Primary)
Wiping away radiation Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC None
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