Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Key innovations recognized for advancing scientific discovery

Columbus, OH—Battelle and the national laboratories it manages or co-manages for the U.S. Department of Energy have won 24 of the 2009 prestigious R&D 100 Awards, four more than it won in 2008.

Winning 24 percent of all the awards is the largest amount in the last five years and brings the total number of wins for Battelle and its affiliate labs to 215, tallied during the time Battelle has managed or co-managed those labs. R&D Magazine has been presenting the R&D 100 Awards since 1969.

The R&D 100 awards are given annually to honor the year's most significant scientific and technological innovations. This year, Battelle won its award for its array of bio-based materials, meaning products derived from soy that can eventually replace oil-based plastics, deicers and other materials.

Six of the national laboratories affiliated with Battelle won 23 awards. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory won eight awards, Oak Ridge National Laboratory won six, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory won three each, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory won two, and Brookhaven National Laboratory won one.

“Our mission is to develop innovative solutions to many of the world’s toughest problems. Winning R&D 100 Awards demonstrates that our hard work, dedication, and devotion are helping to achieve this goal,” said Battelle President and CEO Jeffrey Wadsworth. ”I am extremely proud that Battelle and our family of national labs continue to receive accolades.”

The winning technologies are:

  • Bio-based materials derived from agricultural co-products (Battelle)
  • Ultra-sensitive Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry Source and Interface (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
  • Perpetua Power Pack (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
  • Mass-Independent Kinetic-Energy-Reducing Inlet System for Mass Spectrometers (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
  • Superconducting Wires by Epitaxial Growth on SSIFFS (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
  • MELCOT: Methodology for Estimating the Life of Power Line Conductor-Connector Systems (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
  • AFA: Alumina-Forming Austenitic Stainless Steels (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
  • Fire-Resistive Phase Change Material (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
  • Thermomagnetic Processing Technology (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
  • RFinity – Mobile Open-Encryption Platform (Idaho National Laboratory)
  • Water Sample Concentrator (Idaho National Laboratory)
  • Precision Nanoparticles (Idaho National Laboratory)
  • Compact Gamma Camera for High-resolution Imaging of Prostate Cancer (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
  • Ultra-accelerated Weathering System (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
  • Power Plane UX Battery (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
  • SkyTrough Parabolic Trough Solar Concentrating Connector (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
  • GeMini Spectrometer (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
  • Artificial Retina (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
  • FemtoScope: a time microscope (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
  • ROSE compiler infrastructure (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
  • Land Mine Locator: Eradicating the Aftermath of War (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
  • Bandwidth-Related Damage (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
  • Laser Beam Centering and Pointing System (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
  • Precision Robotic Assembly Machine (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

Battelle is the world’s largest non-profit independent research and development organization, providing innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing needs through its four global businesses: Laboratory Management, National Security, Energy Technology, and Health and Life Sciences. It advances scientific discovery and application by conducting $5.2 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle oversees 20,400 employees in more than 130 locations worldwide, including seven national laboratories which Battelle manages or co-manages for the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and two international laboratories—a nuclear energy lab in the United Kingdom and a renewable energy lab in Malaysia.

Battelle also is one of the nation’s leading charitable trusts focusing on societal and economic impact and actively supporting and promoting science and math education.

Media contacts: Katy Delaney, (410)-3... or delaneyk@battelle.org or T.R.Massey, (614)-424-5544 or masseytr@battelle.org


Blogger htomfields said...

There are videos and fact sheets for the Idaho National Laboratory techologies available at www.inl.gov/rd100

July 23, 2009 at 11:24 AM  

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