WASHINGTON, D.C. – Four National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) sites – Lawrence Livermore (LLNL), Los Alamos (LANL) and Sandia national laboratories, along with the Y-12 National Security Site – have received a total of 11 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.
“My sincere congratulations to the winners of this year’s R&D 100 Awards,” said Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. “The scientists and engineers who developed these award-winning technologies at the cutting-edge facilities across our national labs are keeping Americans at the forefront of the innovation community and assuring our nation’s economic competitiveness and national security.”
R&D Magazine presents the awards annually to the best technological advances at universities, private corporations and government laboratories around the world. The R&D 100 Awards are recognized as the “Oscars of Innovation” and have also been called “the Nobel prizes of technology.” First awarded in 1963 as the I-R 100s, many have become household names, helping shape everyday life for many Americans. The winning teams will receive their awards in November in Orlando, Fla.
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
LLNL, LANL, Sandia joint award
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.