"The Department of Energy's national laboratories are incubators of innovation,
and I'm proud they are being recognized once again for their remarkable work,"
said Energy Secretary Steven Chu. "The cutting-edge research and development
being done in our national labs is vital to maintaining America's competitive
edge, increasing our nation's energy security, and protecting our environment.
I want to thank this year's winners for their work and congratulate them on
The awards recognize the top scientific and technological innovations of the
past year. Argonne scientists have won 105 R+D 100 awards since they were
first introduced in 1964.
"These awards are a testament to the hard work and ingenuity that have
become a hallmark here at Argonne," Laboratory Director Eric Isaacs said.
"The research that occurs at Argonne will help solve the great challenges
facing our planet and usher in a better tomorrow."
This year's winners from Argonne are:
- High Performance Software for Engineering and Science
- Super hard and slick coating for increased engine efficiency and component
- The Hard X-ray Nanoprobe
- Argonne/Envia composite electrode material technology for hybrid and all-electric
Beyond the four awards, Argonne scientists were part of a collaborative project
to develop an artificial retina that won an R+D 100 Award. The project involved
researchers from several other national laboratories, universities and other
Argonne representatives who contributed to the work include senior physicist
Orlando Auciello, staff scientist Bing Shi and post doc Wei Li, who jointly
won an award for the artificial retina bioelectric implant. Lawrence Livermore
National Laboratory was the submitting organization.
Posted July 20th, 2009