R&D 100 Archive of Winners


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High Output Neutron Generator DD-100 Series (Beam Instruments) Adelphi Technology Inc. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
2 Micron High Power Mode-Locked Fiber Laser (Lasers and Photonics) AdValue Photonics
Agilent 4100 Microwave Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometer (MP-AES) (Analytical Instruments) Agilent Technologies Australia (M) Pty Ltd
Globus Online (Software) Argonne National Laboratory The University of Chicago
High-Energy Concentration-Gradient Cathode Material for Plug-in Hybrids and All-Electric Vehicles(Energy Technologies) Argonne National Laboratory Hanyang University; ECOPRO Co. Ltd.
Large Area Microchannel Plates(Imaging Technologies) Argonne National Laboratory Incom, Inc.; Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory
Ultra-fast and Large-scale Boriding(Process Science) Argonne National Laboratory Istanbul Technical University (I.T.U.); odycote Thermal Processing
Plexiglas Rnew Biopolymer Alloys(Materials Sciences) Arkema Inc. Arkema France – G. R. L.
Sequenced Inverter (Electrical Devices) ArrayPower
FPS3010 – Real Time Interferometric Sensor (Electronic Instrumentation) attocube systems AG
LS10 Liquid Scanner (Safety and Security) Battelle Memorial Institute
QX100 Droplet Digital PCR System(Life Sciences) Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc.
BCM4360, BCM4352, BCM43526, BCM43516 and BCM43460(Communications) Broadcom
Platinum Monolayer Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cell Cathodes (Energy Technologies) Brookhaven National Laboratory N.E. Chemcat Corporation
Photon 100 (Analytical Instruments) Bruker AXS Inc.
Landmark Solaris Solar Reflective Shingles (Energy Technologies) CertainTeed
Dow Polymeric Flame Retardant(Chemicals) Dow Chemical
LifeSense Hydraulic Hose Condition Monitoring System (Mechanical Systems) Eaton Corporation Purdue University
Samplicity Filtration System(Laboratory Equipment) EMD Millipore
AcousTech Machining (Mechanical Systems) EWI
Asymmetric Rolling Mill: A Novel Route for Processing Sheet and Plate (Mechanical Systems) FATA Hunter Inc. Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Magnesium Elektron North America
Vion Plasma Focused Ion Beam(Imaging Technologies) FEI
Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces (SLIPS) (Materials Sciences) Harvard University, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
Hyperspec Recon (Imaging Technologies) Headwall Photonics Inc.
Verde Hyperspectral Imaging Camera (Imaging Technologies) Horiba Scientific Snapshot Spectra Inc.
Wireless Spectrum Communications(Communications) Idaho National Laboratory
GammaPix Libraries (Safety and Security) Image Insight Inc. Advanced Fuel Research Inc.
ae Plasma - Atmospheric environment plasma coating technology (Thin Film and Vacuum Technologies) Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan
AVA Clamp - Clamp-on voltage and current meter technology(Electronic Instrumentation) Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan
Light&Light - A19 LED Light Bulb Technology (Electrical Devices) Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan
Lignoxy - LBP, lignin-based polymer technology (Materials Science) Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan
Sidelighter -Optical microstructure-based concentrator photovoltaic technology (Energy Technologies) Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan
TEMM - Thermoelectric material and module technology (Materials Sciences) Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan
RFID-mf: Metal-friendly RFID technology for metallic objects(Communications) Institute for Information Industry (III), Taiwan 2D-Alliance Inc.
2nd Generation Intel Core processor, codenamed “Sandy Bridge” (Information Technologies) Intel
Compact Variable Collimator (CVC)(Beam Instruments) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Takeda California; GNF - Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation
Laser Ablation Molecular Isotopic Spectrometry (LAMIS) (Analytical Instruments) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Applied Spectra Inc.
Multinozzle Emitter Array (MEA)(Analytical Instruments) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Newomics Inc.
High Velocity Laser Accelerated Deposition (HVLAD) - Corrosion and Wear Resistant Coatings with Extreme Interfacial Bond Strength(Thin Film and Vacuum Technologies) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Metal Improvement Company – Division of Curtis-Wright Corporation
Laser Energy Optimization by Precision Adjustments to the Radiant Distribution (LEOPARD)(Lasers and Photonics) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Meadowlark Optics
Plastic scintillators for neutron and gamma discrimination (Beam Instruments) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Eljen Technologies
Snowflake Power Divertor (Energy Technologies) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory ; EPFL Center for Research in Plasma Physics ; Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Leica SR GSD (Imaging Technologies) Leica Microsystems CMS GmbH Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Sequedex - Software to classify what organism a DNA sequence came from and what it does (Life Sciences) Los Alamos National Laboratory
U-TURN - Turning Uranium Around(Process Science) Los Alamos National Laboratory
Valveless Laser Processing (Lasers and Photonics) Los Alamos National Laboratory Y-12 National security Complex
NO2 (nitrogen dioxide) Analyzer(Analytical Instruments) Los Gatos Research Inc. Harvard University
The Lytro Light Field Camera(Consumer Products) Lytro Inc.
Engine Start Module (Electrical Devices) Maxwell Technologies Inc.
PComP (Materials Sciences) MesoCoat Inc. Powdermet Inc.
Microsaic 3500 MiD (Analytical Instruments) Microsaic Systems
Concrete Cloth (Materials Sciences) Milliken & Company Concrete Canvas Ltd.
ResQ FR Fabrics (Materials Science) Milliken & Company
Lincoln Open Cryptographic Key Management Architecture (LOCKMA) (Software) MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Route Availability Planning Tool (RAPT) (Safety and Security) MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Wavelength Beam-Combining Fiber-Coupled Diode Laser (Lasers and Photonics) MIT Lincoln Laboratory TeraDiode
Wide Field-of-View Curved Focal Plane Array (WFC) (Imaging Technologies) MIT Lincoln Laboratory GL Scientific Inc.
NPM 3100 (Materials Sciences) NanoSteel Company Inc.
Polyimide Aerogels (Materials Sciences) NASA Glenn Research Center Ohio Aerospace Institute
The SolarVolt module (Energy Technologies) NASA Glenn Research Center Entech Solar Inc.
Multiplexed Photonic Doppler Velocimeter (MPDV) (Analytical Instruments) National Security Technologies LLC Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Los Alamos National Laboratory
Basic Immobilized Amine Sorbent (BIAS) Process for Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Capture (Environmental Technologies) National Energy Technology Laboratory ADA Environmental Solutions Inc.
Gen2.0 PremiumPlus+ Electronically Commutated Permanent Magnet (ECPM) motors (Mechanical Systems) NovaTorque
DEVAP: Desiccant-Enhanced Evaporative Air-Conditioning(Energy Technologies) National Renewable Energy Laboratory AIL Research; Synapse Product Development LLC
SJ3 Solar Cell (Energy Technologies) National Renewable Energy Laboratory Solar Junction
Solver Spectrum (Imaging Technologies) NT-MDT
Broadband Micromechanical Antenna (Communications) Oak Ridge National Laboratory
HiCap Adsorbents (Environmental Technologies) Oak Ridge National Laboratory Hills Inc.
Highest Pinning Force, High-Temperature Superconducting Wires with Double-Perovskite, Tantalate, Nano-Pinning Centers(Electrical Devices) Oak Ridge National Laboratory SuperPower Inc.; University of Houston
Low-Cost, Lightweight Robotic Hand Based On Additive Manufacturing(Mechanical Systems) Oak Ridge National Laboratory
NanoSHIELD Coatings [Nano – Super Hard – InExpensive - Laser Deposited Coatings] (Materials Science) Oak Ridge National Laboratory Carpenter Technology Corporation; Colorado School of Mines; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Radio Channel Simulator (RCSim)(Communications) Oak Ridge National Laboratory Networcism LLC
Wavelength-shifting scintillator neutron detector (Beam Instruments) Oak Ridge National Laboratory PartTec Ltd.
4 mm and 8 mm Scaleview Objectives (Imaging Technologies) Olympus America Inc.
BeamTrack Laser Power/Position/Size Sensors(Lasers and Photonics) Ophir Photonics Group
Catalys Precision Laser System (Life Sciences) OptiMedica LUNAR; 219 Design LLC; National Instruments
iMSO-104 (Electronic Instrumentation) Oscium
PPO HyperChannel Spectrometer(Analytical Instruments) P&P Optica Inc.
Advanced Carbon-dioxide Removal Unit (Envrionmental Technologies) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Steward Advanced Materials
Graphene Nanostructures for Lithium Batteries (Materials Sciences) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Vorbeck Materials
SecurityGuard ULTRA UHPLC Column Protection System(Laboratory Equipment) Phenomenex Inc.
picoSpin-45 NMR Spectrometer(Analytical Instruments) picoSpin LLC
emPower! eyewear (Consumer Products) PixelOptics Inc.
Polartec NeoShell (Materials Sciences) Polartec LLC Finetex Technology
LAESI DP-1000 Direct Ionization System (Analytical Instruments) Protea Bioscience Group Inc.
iPorator-96 Transfection System(Life Sciences) Rational Biotechnology Inc. (DBA: Primax Biosciences Inc.) 
Arrow (Imaging Technologies) Rebellion Photonics
Rigol DG4000 Series Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generators (Electronic Instrumentation) Rigol Technologies Inc.
RTI MicroPEM Sensor (Safety and  Security) RTI International
Microsystem Enabled Photovoltaics(MEPV) (Energy Technologies) Sandia National Laboratories
Neutristor (Beam Instruments) Sandia National Laboratories
Sandia Cooler (Electrical Devices) Sandia National Laboratories
Sandia Digital Microfluidic Hub(Laboratory Equipment) Sandia National Laboratories
Hybrid Ceramic-Sand Core Casting Technology (Process Sciences) Southwest Research Institute Grainger and Worrall Ltd.
Low Frequency RF Plasma Source(Thin Film and Vacuum Technologies) Structured Materials Industries Inc. Oak Ridge National Laboratory; University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Asia Flow Chemistry System(Laboratory Equipment) Syrris Ltd
SMART Sensor Systems(Communications) University of Dayton Research Institute American Thermal Instruments Inc.; Federal Aviation Administration Airworthiness Assurance Team
Thermal Direct (Electrical Devices) Utility Risk Management Corporation
VersaXRM-500 3D x-Ray Microscope (Imaging Technologies) Xradia Inc.
DynaFiz Laser Interferometer(Lasers and Photonics) Zygo Corp.
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