WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced that its national laboratories – Lawrence Livermore (LLNL), Los Alamos (LANL) and Sandia – have received a total of nine of R&D Magazine’s 2013 R&D 100 Awards. The awards recognize a variety of technologies created by researchers, scientists and engineers from throughout the nuclear security enterprise.
“These awards recognize the tremendous value of our national labs,” said Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. “Research and development at the national labs continues to help our nation address its energy challenges and pursue the scientific and technological innovations necessary to remain globally competitive.”
R&D Magazine presents the awards annually to the best technological advances at universities, private corporations and government laboratories around the world. Established in 1963, the awards are widely recognized as the “Oscars of Innovation.” They identify and celebrate the top high-technology products introduced to the market each year. The R&D 100 Awards span industry, academia and government-sponsored research focusing on sophisticated testing equipment, innovative new materials, chemistry breakthroughs, biomedical products, consumer items and high-energy physics. In the past, R&D 100 Award winners have included now well-known innovations such as the flashcube (1965), the automated teller machine (1973), the halogen lamp (1974), the fax machine (1975), the liquid crystal display (1980), the Kodak Photo CD (1991) and HDTV (1998).
Below are a list and summaries of the R&D 100 award recipients from throughout NNSA:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Sandia National Laboratories
Established by Congress in 2000, NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science. NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security, reliability and performance of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear testing; works to reduce global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the U.S. and abroad.