WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today applauded its nuclear security sites for receiving 16 of this year’s R&D 100 Awards .
Awarded each year by the R&D Magazine to the best technological advances at universities, private corporations, and government labs around the world, the R&D 100 Awards are occasionally referred to as “the Nobel Prizes of technology.” They were first awarded in 1963 as the I-R 100s, in keeping with the original name of the magazine, Industrial Research.
This year, NNSA nuclear security sites were recognized for a wide range of advances including an ultrasonic biofuel harvester, a statistical radiation detection system, and a simple, safe, and a handheld instrument that performs rapid, point-of-care medical diagnostic analyses.
“I want to congratulate all of this year’s winners on their awards and to thank them for their work,” said Energy Secretary Steven Chu. “The large number of winners from the Department of Energy’s national labs every year is a clear sign that our labs are doing some of the most innovative research in the world. This work benefits us all by enhancing America’s competitiveness, ensuring our security, providing new energy solutions, and expanding the frontiers of our knowledge. Our national labs are truly national treasures, and it is wonderful to see their work recognized once again.”
The awards will be presented in November in Orlando, Fla. The following is a list and summaries of the R&D 100 award recipients at NNSA sites this year:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Sandia National Laboratories
Y 12 National Security Complex
Additional NNSA Supported Awards
Established by Congress in 2000, NNSA is a separately organized 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 United States and abroad.