2012 R&D 100 Award Winners

Year: 2012

R&D Magazine 2012 R&D 100 Winners

Press release: R&D Editors Announce 2012 R&D 100 Awards 

The 2012 R&D 100 Award Winners are listed below in alphabetical order by the name of the primary developer company.

Primary Developer
2012 R&D 100 Winning Technology (Category)
Adelphi Technology Inc. High Output Neutron Generator DD-100 Series (Beam Instruments) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
AdValue Photonics 2 Micron High Power Mode-Locked Fiber Laser (Lasers and Photonics)  
Agilent Technologies Australia (M) Pty Ltd Agilent 4100 Microwave Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometer (MP-AES) (Analytical Instruments)  
Argonne National Laboratory Globus Online (Software) The University of Chicago
Argonne National Laboratory High-Energy Concentration-Gradient Cathode Material for Plug-in Hybrids and All-Electric Vehicles (Energy Technologies) Hanyang UniversityECOPRO Co. Ltd.
Argonne National Laboratory Large Area Microchannel Plates (Imaging Technologies) Incom, Inc.Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory
Argonne National Laboratory Ultra-fast and Large-scale Boriding (Process Science) Istanbul Technical University (I.T.U.)Bodycote Thermal Processing
Arkema Inc. Plexiglas Rnew Biopolymer Alloys (Materials Sciences) Arkema France – G. R. L.
ArrayPower Sequenced Inverter (Electrical Devices)  
attocube systems AG FPS3010 – Real Time Interferometric Sensor (Electronic Instrumentation)  
Battelle Memorial Institute LS10 Liquid Scanner (Safety and Security)  
Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. QX100 Droplet Digital PCR System (Life Sciences)  
Broadcom Broadcom's 5G WiFi represented by BCM4360, BCM4352, BCM43526, BCM43516 and BCM43460 (Communications)  
Brookhaven National Laboratory Platinum Monolayer Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cell Cathodes (Energy Technologies) N.E. Chemcat Corporation
Bruker AXS Inc. Photon 100 (Analytical Instruments)  
CertainTeed Landmark Solaris Solar Reflective Shingles (Energy Technologies)  
Dow Chemical Dow Polymeric Flame Retardant (Chemicals)  
Eaton Corporation LifeSense Hydraulic Hose Condition Monitoring System (Mechanical Systems) Purdue University
EMD Millipore Samplicity Filtration System (Laboratory Equipment)  
EWI AcousTech Machining (Mechanical Systems)  
FATA Hunter Inc. Asymmetric Rolling Mill: A Novel Route for Processing Sheet and Plate (Mechanical Systems) Oak Ridge National LaboratoryMagnesium Elektron North America
FEI Vion Plasma Focused Ion Beam (Imaging Technologies)  
Harvard University, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces (SLIPS) (Materials Sciences)  
Headwall Photonics Inc. Hyperspec Recon (Imaging Technologies)  
Horiba Scientific Verde Hyperspectral Imaging Camera (Imaging Technologies) Snapshot Spectra Inc.
Idaho National Laboratory Wireless Spectrum Communications (Communications)  
Image Insight Inc. GammaPix Libraries (Safety and Security) Advanced Fuel Research Inc.
Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan ae Plasma - Atmospheric environment plasma coating technology (Thin Film and Vacuum Technologies)  
Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan AVA Clamp - Clamp-on voltage and current meter technology (Electronic Instrumentation)  
Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan Light&Light - A19 LED Light Bulb Technology (Electrical Devices)  
Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan Lignoxy - LBP, lignin-based polymer technology (Materials Science)  
Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan Sidelighter -Optical microstructure-based concentrator photovoltaic technology (Energy Technologies)  
Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan TEMM - Thermoelectric material and module technology (Materials Sciences)  
Institute for Information Industry (III), Taiwan RFID-mf: Metal-friendly RFID technology for metallic objects (Communications) 2D-Alliance Inc.
Intel 2nd Generation Intel Core processor, codenamed “Sandy Bridge” (Information Technologies)  
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Compact Variable Collimator (CVC) (Beam Instruments) Takeda CaliforniaGNF - Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Laser Ablation Molecular Isotopic Spectrometry (LAMIS) (Analytical Instruments) Applied Spectra Inc.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Multinozzle Emitter Array (MEA) (Analytical Instruments) Newomics Inc.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory High Velocity Laser Accelerated Deposition (HVLAD) - Corrosion and Wear Resistant Coatings with Extreme Interfacial Bond Strength (Thin Film and Vacuum Technologies) Metal Improvement Company – Division of Curtis-Wright Corporation
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Laser Energy Optimization by Precision Adjustments to the Radiant Distribution (LEOPARD) (Lasers and Photonics) Meadowlark Optics
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Plastic scintillators for neutron and gamma discrimination (Beam Instruments) Eljen Technologies
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Snowflake Power Divertor (Energy Technologies) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory EPFL Center for Research in Plasma Physics Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Leica Microsystems CMS GmbH Leica SR GSD (Imaging Technologies) Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Los Alamos National Laboratory Sequedex - Software to classify what organism a DNA sequence came from and what it does (Life Sciences)  
Los Alamos National Laboratory U-TURN - Turning Uranium Around (Process Science)  
Los Alamos National Laboratory Valveless Laser Processing (Lasers and Photonics) Y-12 National security Complex
Los Gatos Research Inc. NO2 (nitrogen dioxide) Analyzer (Analytical Instruments) Harvard University
Lytro Inc. The Lytro Light Field Camera (Consumer Products)  
Maxwell Technologies Inc. Engine Start Module (Electrical Devices)  
MesoCoat Inc. PComP (Materials Sciences) Powdermet Inc.
Microsaic Systems Microsaic 3500 MiD (Analytical Instruments)  
Milliken & Company Concrete Cloth (Materials Sciences) Concrete Canvas Ltd.
Milliken & Company ResQ FR Fabrics (Materials Science)  
MIT Lincoln Laboratory Lincoln Open Cryptographic Key Management Architecture (LOCKMA) (Software)  
MIT Lincoln Laboratory Route Availability Planning Tool (RAPT) (Safety and Security)  
MIT Lincoln Laboratory Wavelength Beam-Combining Fiber-Coupled Diode Laser (Lasers and Photonics) TeraDiode
MIT Lincoln Laboratory Wide Field-of-View Curved Focal Plane Array (WFC) (Imaging Technologies) GL Scientific Inc.
NanoSteel Company Inc. NPM 3100 (Materials Sciences)  
NASA Glenn Research Center Polyimide Aerogels (Materials Sciences) Ohio Aerospace Institute
NASA Glenn Research Center The SolarVolt module (Energy Technologies) Entech Solar Inc.
National Security Technologies LLC Multiplexed Photonic Doppler Velocimeter (MPDV) (Analytical Instruments) Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLos Alamos National Laboratory
National Energy Technology Laboratory Basic Immobilized Amine Sorbent (BIAS) Process for Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Capture (Environmental Technologies) ADA Environmental Solutions Inc.
NovaTorque Gen2.0 PremiumPlus+ Electronically Commutated Permanent Magnet (ECPM) motors (Mechanical Systems)  
National Renewable Energy Laboratory DEVAP: Desiccant-Enhanced Evaporative Air-Conditioning (Energy Technologies) AIL ResearchSynapse Product Development LLC
National Renewable Energy Laboratory SJ3 Solar Cell (Energy Technologies) Solar Junction
NT-MDT Solver Spectrum (Imaging Technologies)  
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Broadband Micromechanical Antenna (Communications)  
Oak Ridge National Laboratory HiCap Adsorbents (Environmental Technologies) Hills Inc.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Highest Pinning Force, High-Temperature Superconducting Wires with Double-Perovskite, Tantalate, Nano-Pinning Centers (Electrical Devices) SuperPower Inc.University of Houston
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Low-Cost, Lightweight Robotic Hand Based On Additive Manufacturing (Mechanical Systems)  
Oak Ridge National Laboratory NanoSHIELD Coatings [Nano – Super Hard – InExpensive - Laser Deposited Coatings] (Materials Science) Carpenter Technology CorporationColorado School of MinesLawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Radio Channel Simulator (RCSim) (Communications) Networcism LLC
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Wavelength-shifting scintillator neutron detector (Beam Instruments) PartTec Ltd.
Olympus America Inc. 4 mm and 8 mm Scaleview Objectives (Imaging Technologies)  
Ophir Photonics Group BeamTrack Laser Power/Position/Size Sensors (Lasers and Photonics)  
OptiMedica Catalys Precision Laser System (Life Sciences) LUNAR219 Design LLCNational Instruments
Oscium iMSO-104 (Electronic Instrumentation)  
P&P Optica Inc. PPO HyperChannel Spectrometer (Analytical Instruments)  
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Advanced Carbon-dioxide Removal Unit (Envrionmental Technologies) Steward Advanced Materials
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Graphene Nanostructures for Lithium Batteries (Materials Sciences) Vorbeck Materials
Phenomenex Inc. SecurityGuard ULTRA UHPLC Column Protection System (Laboratory Equipment)  
picoSpin LLC picoSpin-45 NMR Spectrometer (Analytical Instruments)  
PixelOptics Inc. emPower! eyewear (Consumer Products)  
Polartec LLC Polartec NeoShell (Materials Sciences) Finetex Technology
Protea Bioscience Group Inc. LAESI DP-1000 Direct Ionization System (Analytical Instruments)  
Rational Biotechnology Inc. (DBA: Primax Biosciences Inc.) iPorator-96 Transfection System (Life Sciences)  
Rebellion Photonics Arrow (Imaging Technologies)  
Rigol Technologies Inc. Rigol DG4000 Series Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generators (Electronic Instrumentation)  
RTI International RTI MicroPEM Sensor (Safety and  Security)  
Sandia National Laboratories Microsystem Enabled Photovoltaics (MEPV) (Energy Technologies)  
Sandia National Laboratories Neutristor (Beam Instruments)  
Sandia National Laboratories Sandia Cooler (Electrical Devices)  
Sandia National Laboratories Sandia Digital Microfluidic Hub (Laboratory Equipment)  
Southwest Research Institute Hybrid Ceramic-Sand Core Casting Technology (Process Sciences) Grainger and Worrall Ltd.
Structured Materials Industries Inc. Low Frequency RF Plasma Source (Thin Film and Vacuum Technologies) Oak Ridge National LaboratoryUniversity of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Syrris Ltd Asia Flow Chemistry System (Laboratory Equipment)  
University of Dayton Research Institute SMART Sensor Systems (Communications) American Thermal Instruments Inc.Federal Aviation Administration Airworthiness Assurance Team
Utility Risk Management Corporation Thermal Direct (Electrical Devices)  
Xradia Inc. VersaXRM-500 3D X-Ray Microscope (Imaging Technologies)  
Zygo Corp. DynaFiz Laser Interferometer (Lasers and Photonics)