R&D 100 Archive of Winners


Select Year to Display
Product Organization Co-Developers
32 nm: The New Node Intel Corp. Sanjay Natarajan (Primary)
3D system visualizes healthy knees Farm Design Inc., MAKO Surgical Corp. Mark Baerenrodt (Primary), Chris Labak (Primary), Joe St. Cyr (Primary), Derek Verhoorn (Primary), Rony Abovitz (Primary), Louis Arata (Primary), Seth Banks (Primary), Maurice Ferre (Primary), Arthur Quaid (Primary), Brian Schmitz (Primary)
A canteen for the extreme cold NASA (Johnson Space Center) None
A cure for copper inks Applied Nanotech Inc. Valerie Ginsburg (Primary), Sam Kim (Primary), Peter Laxton (Primary), Jennifer Li (Primary), Yunjun Li (Primary), Sean Neuberger (Primary), Jamie Novak (Primary), Max Roundhill (Primary), Zvi Yaniv (Primary), Richard Fink (Primary)
A fundamental conversion Nextreme Thermal Solutions Inc., RTI International Randy Alley (Primary), Dave Koester (Primary), Rama Venkatasubramanian (Primary)
A greener way to snack Bryce, Frito Lay North America, Natureworks, Pepsico Global R&D, SKS Films, Toray Plastics America Mark Montsinger (Primary), Ashley Leidolf (Primary), Brad Rodgers (Primary), Jim Nangeroni (Primary), Todd Fayne (Primary), Tony Knoerzer (Primary), Ken Laverdure (Primary), K.S. Choi (Primary), Ken Chang (Primary)
A low stress way of adding compressive stress NASA (Glenn Research Center), Lambda Technologies, Honeywell Engine Systems None
A new formula for radiation detection Dept. of Homeland Security (Domestic Nuclear Detection Office), Fisk University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Radiation Monitoring Devices Inc. Alan Janos (Primary), Pijush Bhattacharya (Primary), Vlad Buliga (Primary), Arnold Burger (Primary), Yunlong Cui (Primary), Michael Groza (Primary), Utpal Roy (Primary), Eugene Tupitsyn (Primary), Nerine Cherepy (Primary), Alex Drobshoff (Primary), Owen D
A new model for radionuclide detection IAP Worldwide Services Inc., ICx Technologies Inc., Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), SAIC Alan M. Meyer (Primary), Michael A. Axelrod (Primary), Kenneth E. Sale (Primary), Eric F. Breitfeller (Primary), James V. Candy (Primary), David H. Chambers (Primary), Thomas Gosnell (Primary), Brian L. Guidry (Primary), Stanley Prussin (Primary), Dennis
A new tune for particle characterization Affinity Biosensors, Innovative Micro Technology Ken Babcock (Primary), Steve Markakis (Primary), Steven Strenn (Primary), John Tedesco (Primary), Wenjiang Shen (Primary)
A streamlined solution for metrology Keyence Corp. (Microscope Div. R&D) Masahiro Inomata (Primary)
AFM gains chemical composition power Anasys Instruments, University of Paris-Sud, Stanford University, Dow Chemical Alex Dazzi (Primary), Gotthard Doug (Primary), Kevin Kjoller (Primary), Anthony Kurtz (Primary), Greg Meyers (Primary), Craig Prater (Primary), Konstantin Vodopyanov (Primary)
After 50 years, a new thermoelectric Alphabet Energy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Matthew Scullin (Primary), Renkun Chen (Primary), Raul Diaz Delgado (Primary), Allon Hochbaum (Primary), Adam Lorimer (Primary), Arun Majumdar (Primary), Peidong Yang (Primary), Mingqiang Yi (Primary)
Antenna modeling, now in 3D Equilateral Technologies Inc. Donna Fagen (Primary), David Martin (Primary), Shukanth Reddy (Primary), Negar Taradji (Primary), Pablo Vicharelli (Primary)
Applying the pressure with APPELS Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), SPECS GmbH, Fritz Haber Institute None
Assess patient needs, secure payment Orthocare Innovations, LLC Kim Lisa Coleman Boone, David Boone
Atomic force microscopy gets under the surface Oak Ridge National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) A. Passian (Primary), L. Tetard (Primary), T Thundat (Primary)
Automated aperture switching for x-ray crystallography Argonne National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), University of Michigan (Life Sciences Institute) Michael Becker (Primary), Steve Corcoran (Primary), Robert Fischetti (Primary), Mark Hilgart (Primary), Oleg Makarov (Primary), Craig Ogata (Primary), Sudhir Pothineni (Primary), Ruslan Sanishvili (Primary), Sergey Stepanov (Primary), Nagarajan Venugopala
Better data, better wells Quasar Geophysical Technologies, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Marine EM Laboratory) Andrew Hobbs (Primary), Thomas Nielsen (Primary)
Big performance from small package, price MIT Lincoln Laboratory None
Big power from micro energy harvester Front Edge Technology Inc, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Sandia National Laboratories (U.S. Dept. of Energy), University of California, Los Angeles Simon Nieh (Primary), Wendy D. Bennett (Primary), Charles C. Bonham (Primary), Gordon L. Graff (Primary), Mark E. Gross (Primary), Jiguang (Jason) Zhang (Primary), Todd Bauer (Primary), Christine Ford (Primary), Doug Greth (Primary), Rob Jarecki (Primar
Biodiesel goes back to the future Idaho National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Robert V. Fox (Primary), Daniel M. Ginosar (Primary), Lucia M. Petkovic (Primary), Daniel S. Wendt (Primary)
Breaking the oligonucleotide jam Phenomenex Inc. Michael McGinley (Primary), Greg Scott (Primary)
Breaking through the bird’s nest InSituTec, Moore Nanotech, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Y-12 National Security Complex (Science Technology & Partnerships) Bethany A. Woody (Primary), David Adams (Primary), Thomas Assaid (Primary), Justin McFarland (Primary), K. Scott Smith (Primary), David Tursky (Primary), Edwin F. Babelay Jr. (Primary), William E. Barkman (Primary)
Bringing out-of-focus into the picture National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Ravikiran Attota (Primary)
Bringing SFC benefits to HPLC Aurora SFC Systems, Inc. None
Bringing spectroscopy cell studies to life Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Simplex Scientific LLC None
Bringing up the bandwidth Ciena Corp. None
Building a better airless tire, for Earth and space NASA (Glenn Research Center), The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Vivake Asnani (Primary), Jim Benzing (Primary), Jim Kish (Primary)
Calculating energy savings Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Microsoft Corp. None
Cave divers map with ultrasound Southwest Research Institute Ben Abbott (Primary), Ronald T. Green (Primary)
CIGS, now with added flexibility Ascent Solar Technologies Inc., ITN Energy Systems Inc. Joseph H. Armstrong (Primary), Venu Basava (Primary), Garth Jensen (Primary), Ashutosh Misra (Primary), Mohan S. Misra (Primary), Prem Nath (Primary), Lawrence Woods (Primary), Scott Kato (Primary)
Cold comfort in the lab Thermo Fisher Scientific None
Color blood flow red—and blue Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. John Baumgart (Primary), Yu Deuerling-Zheng (Primary), Gary Martucci (Primary), Balaji Rao (Primary)
Combining cellular imaging with SEM JEOL USA, Inc., JEOL Ltd., National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) None
Compound screening gets a charge Fluxion Biosciences Cristian Ionescu-Zanetti (Primary), Scott Lockard (Primary), Tanner Nevill (Primary)
Conducting an electrical symphony Los Alamos National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Douglas H. Bradshaw (Primary), Craig A. Chavez (Primary), Amanda L. Duque (Primary), Marc H. Eberle (Primary), Miguel Espinoza (Primary), David C. Jones (Primary), Luca A. Maciucescu (Primary), James Maxwell (Primary), Fred M. Mueller (Primary), Chris R
Continuous queries for streaming data IBM (Software Group), U.S. Department of Defense None
Copper ink uses oxide, not particles NovaCentrix None
Covering the photon bases MIT Lincoln Laboratory, MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics Vikas Anant (Primary), Eric A. Dauler (Primary), Andrew J. Kerman (Primary), Joel K.W. Yang (Primary), Karl K. Berggren (Primary)
De-bonding hurdle cleared for flexible displays Industrial Technology Research Institute None
Defects are perfect in superconducting wires Chonbuk National University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), SuperPower Inc., University of Houston, University of Tennessee Sukill Kang (Primary), Tolga Aytug (Primary), Claudia Cantoni (Primary), David Christen (Primary), Yanfei Gao (Primary), Amit Goyal (Primary), Dominic Lee (Primary), Kieth Leonard (Primary), Karren More (Primary), M. Paranthaman (Primary), Eliot Specht (
Design real objects with virtual tools Ames Laboratory (Iowa State University), Idaho National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), National Energy Technology Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Skew Matrix Software, U.S. Army (Armament Research Development & Engineering Center), Kenneth Mark Bryden (Primary), Douglas McCorkle (Primary), Joshua Koch (Primary), David Muth (Primary), Terry Jordan (Primary), Paul Martz (Primary), Joe Kleiss (Primary)
Digital displacement drives dispenser SGE Analytical Science Reno Cerra (Primary), Peter Dawes (Primary), Mark Wardle (Primary)
Don’t let photons go to waste National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Anna Duda (Primary), Don Gwinner (Primary), Matthew R. Page (Primary), Scott Ward (Primary), Vernon E. Yost (Primary), Hao-Chih Yuan (Primary)
Eye disease diagnosed online, automatically Oak Ridge National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center (Hamilton Eye Institute) None
Faster than the speed of sight Bicron-Saint-Gobain Crystals, Los Alamos National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Mikro Systems Inc., National Security Technologies, Varian Medical Systems None
From accident to ultrasonic actuation Microsonic Systems Inc. Vibhu Vivek (Primary)
Get in a secure online banking zone IBM Research - Zurich (BlueZ Business Computing Team) Michael Baentsch (Primary), Peter Buhler (Primary), Francois Dolivo (Primary), Douglas Dykemann (Primary), Reto Hermann (Primary), Frank Hoering (Primary), Michael Kuyper (Primary), Diego Alejandro Ortiz-Yepes (Primary), Michael Osborne (Primary), Hansrue
Getting to the core of HPLC-UHPLC performance Phenomenex, Inc. Jeremy Bierman (Primary), Mike Chitty (Primary)
Glaucoma diagnosis upgrade with non-contact monitor SENSIMED AG, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Sacha Cerboni (Primary), Matteo Leonardi (Primary), Jean-Marc Wismer (Primary)
Going against the old grain 3M Co. Wayne W. Maurer (Primary)
Going with a faster flow Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Porifera Inc. Francesco Fornasiero (Primary), Olgica Bakajin (Primary), Aleksandr Noy (Primary)
Green explosion Los Alamos National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) David E. Chavez (Primary), Elizabeth Francois (Primary)
Harvesting algae at the source Los Alamos National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Gregory R. Goddard (Primary), David L. Hill (Primary)
High performance imaging on low power MIT Lincoln Laboratory None
Hunters transcend the laws of physics Idaho National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) David Crandall (Primary)
Imaging a miniature star Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) None
Keeping tabs on methane LI-COR Biosciences, Southwest Sciences Inc. Douglas Allyn (Primary), Dan Anderson (Primary), Tyler Anderson (Primary), George Burba (Primary), Bob Eckles (Primary), Kevin Ediger (Primary), Dave Franzen (Primary), Anatoly Komissarov (Primary), Dayle McDermitt (Primary), Bill Miller (Primary), Brad
Laser radar photodiode drowns out the noise Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory Brian F. Aull (Primary), David C. Chapman (Primary), Joseph P. Donnelly (Primary), Erik K. Duerr (Primary), Bradley J. Felton (Primary), Bernard B. Kosicki (Primary), Andrew H. Loomis (Primary), Richard Marino (Primary), Alexander K. McIntosh (Primary)
Location, location, location for light aircraft The MITRE Corp. Peter D'Antonio (Primary), Matthew DeGarmo (Primary), Perry Hamlyn (Primary), Chuck Mazzola (Primary), Brian McHugh (Primary), Chris Moody (Primary), Mark Pepi (Primary), Robert Strain (Primary), Warren Wilson (Primary)
Longer-lasting sulfur batteries Oak Ridge National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Nancy Dudney (Primary), Jane Howe (Primary), Chengdu Liang (Primary)
Magnetic manipulation Butterfly Haptics LLC, Carnegie Mellon University Ralph Hollis (Primary)
Magnetic sensors navigate to fewer surgeries Ascension Technology Corp. None
Mainstreaming superconduction Los Alamos National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), Sandia National Laboratories (U.S. Dept. of Energy) None
Making quick work of radionuclides NorthStar Engineered Technologies, LLC, Giant Oak Engineering LLC, Sterling Computer Systems Inc. None
Measuring MRSA in vitro Colorado School of Mines (Dept. of Chemistry), MicroPhage Inc. Christopher Cox (Primary), Leah Luna (Primary), Angelo Madonna (Primary), Lori Majors (Primary), Stephanie Matyi (Primary), Sheila Van Cuyk (Primary), Kent J. Voorhees (Primary), Preston Brown (Primary), Duane Bush (Primary), Scott Conlin (Primary), Brean
Microcapsules burst on demand Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), University of California, Berkeley Jean Frechet (Primary), Alex Zettl (Primary), David Okawa (Primary), Stefan Pastine (Primary)
Miniaturization delivers FAIMS speed Owlstone Ltd., Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Paul (Billy) Boyle (Primary), Andrew Koehl (Primary), David Ruiz Alonso (Primary), Danielle Toutoungi (Primary), Alexandre Shvartsburg (Primary), Richard Smith (Primary), Keqi Tang (Primary)
Mobility made tougher and cheaper MIT Mobility Lab (M.I.T), Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya, Transitions Foundation of Guatemala, Whirlwind Wheelchair International None
More signal for nanodetection Argonne National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) None
New flexibility from semiconductor substrates TEXMAT, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Amit Goyal (Primary)
Nonlinear resonance lifts detection limits Oak Ridge National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Panos Datskos (Primary), Nickolay Lavrik (Primary)
Optical films get themselves together Davidson College, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Sandia National Laboratories (U.S. Dept. of Energy), The University of New Mexico (Center for Micro-Engineered Materials Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering) Dan Boye (Primary), Earl Stromberg (Primary), Hongyou Fan (Primary), Huimeng Wu (Primary), Feng Bai (Primary), Zaicheng Sun (Primary)
Optics advance retinal disease diagnoses Boston Micromachines Corp., Indiana University (School of Optometry), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), University of California, Davis Thomas Bifano (Primary), Donald Miller (Primary), Diana Chen (Primary), Steven Jones (Primary), Scot Olivier (Primary), John Werner (Primary), Robert Zawadzki (Primary)
Petroleum-free glycol hits the market 3RiversCatalysis LLC, Archer Daniels Midland Co., Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) James F. White (Primary), Todd Werpy (Primary), John Frye (Primary), Alan Zacher (Primary)
Portable lab, instant results Sandia National Laboratories (U.S. Dept. of Energy), University of New Mexico (Health Sciences Center) None
Potassium hydroxide, without the emissions NSR Technologies, Inc. Kris N. Mani (Primary)
Precision machining in minutes Automated Precision Inc., Siemens Automation, Mag Cincinnati, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, Boeing Phantom Works None
Prefab solar collector achieves 25% efficiency Amonix Inc., National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Clark Crawford (Primary), Vahan Garboushian (Primary), Robert Gordon (Primary), Robert McConnell (Primary), Martha Symko-Davies (Primary)
Probe samples under real-world conditions NextGen Services Inc., Oak Ridge National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Michael J. Ford (Primary), Vilmos Kertesz (Primary), Gary J. Van Berkel (Primary)
Putting fluorescence into focus Aurox Ltd., Carl Zeiss MicroImaging GmbH Rimas Juskaitis (Primary), Bernhard Backs (Primary)
Radioisotopes can’t hide Kansas City Plant, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), University of Michigan Duane Balvage (Primary), Michael T. Batdorf (Primary), Brion J. Burghard (Primary), Luke Erikson (Primary), Michael Hughes (Primary), Leslie J. Kirihara (Primary), Douglas Lee (Primary), Scott J. Morris (Primary), Mitchell Myjak (Primary), John Rohrer (P
Reinforcing rebar Pro Perma Engineered Coatings LLC, U.S. Army (Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)) Mike Koenigstein (Primary), Vincent Hock (Primary), Philip G. Malone (Primary), Charles A. WeissJr. (Primary)
RF chip takes up less space Epic Communications, Inc. None
Runway lighting becomes automated MIT Lincoln Laboratory James R. Eggert (Primary), Eric M. Shank (Primary)
Sensitive analysis, with no interference ap2e None
Sharp, seamless 2D and 3D viewing Industrial Technology Research Institute Chi-Ta Chen (Primary), Chun-Jung Chen (Primary), Wei-Jia Huang (Primary), Tzuan-Ren Jeng (Primary), Kuen Lee (Primary), Lang-Chin Lin (Primary), Chun-Fu Lu (Primary), Gue-Bin Tsai (Primary), Chin-Lin Wu (Primary), Wei-Ting Yen (Primary), Ya-Chi Tsai (Prim
Stacked wafers disrupt SEM architecture Novelx Scott Indermuehle (Primary), Lawrence Muray (Primary), Jim Rynne (Primary), Charlie Silver (Primary), James Spallas (Primary)
Tamping down fire with composites Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) None
Temporary storage for clean power Xtreme Power Carlos Coe (Primary)
The invisible stop and start Toyota Motor Corp., NSK-Warner K.K., NSK Ltd., NOK Corp., AISIN SEIKI Co., OTICS Corp., DENSO Corp. None
Thermal analysis finds sub-zeptoliter changes Asylum Research, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Anil Ganepalli (Primary), Roger Proksch (Primary), Stephen Jesse (Primary), Sergei V. Kalinin (Primary), Maxim Nikiforov (Primary)
Thin-film antenna keeps NASA in touch NASA (Glenn Research Center), Ohio Aerospace Institute None
This canary sings out water warnings Sandia National Laboratories (U.S. Dept. of Energy), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency David Hart (Primary), William E. Hart (Primary), Katherine Klise (Primary), Mark W. Koch (Primary), Shawn Martin (Primary), Sean A. McKenna (Primary), Eric Vugrin (Primary), John Hall (Primary), Terranna Haxton (Primary), Regan Murray (Primary), Kati
Ultrasupercritical and oxidation-free National Energy Technology Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) David E. Alman (Primary), Paul Jablonski (Primary)
Unpack, inflate, communicate GATR Technologies Inc., NASA (Glenn Research Center) None
Vacuum-free helium leak detection INFICON None
Wave modulation supercharges drilling M4 Sciences LLC, Purdue University (School of Industrial Engineering) W. Dale Compton (Primary), James Mann (Primary), Wilfredo Moscoso (Primary), Christopher J. Saldana (Primary), Srinivasan Chandrasekar (Primary)
X-ray monitor with no interference Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy), SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy) None
1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986
1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994