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50 R&D 100 Awards given to national labs

Ultrasensitive Nanomechanical Transducers Based on Nonlinear Resonance, one of ORNL’s 2010 R&D 100 award winners. (Credit: ORNL.)

R&D Magazine awarded DOE and other federal labs with 50 of its R&D 100 Awards. The awards, sometimes referred to as the “Academy Awards of Science,” are presented to those labs and companies that have been a major contributor to the development of “one of the 100 most technologically significant new products of 2010.”

“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,” says Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

U.S. federal labs have a history of being highly recognized for technological developments and materials innovation through these awards. Here are the labs that are winners this year:

  • Ames National Lab
  • Argonne National Lab
  • Idaho National Lab
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
  • Lawrence Livermore National Lab
  • Los Alamos National Lab
  • NASA Glenn Research Center
  • National Energy Technology Lab
  • National Renewable Energy Lab
  • Oak Ridge National Lab
  • Pacific Northwest National Lab
  • Sandia National Lab
  • Army Engineer R&D Center

The biggest winner is the Lawrence Livermore National Lab which is recognized with 10 awards.

ACerS Corporate Member Toyota Central R&D Labs was also recognized by R&D Magazine for their Permanently Engaged Gear Starting Mechanism for Stop and Start System (Mechanical Devices).

All of the award winners can be seen here.