Idaho National Laboratory has been honored with four R&D 100 Awards. Sometimes referred to as the “Oscars of Innovation,” R&D Magazine selected these winners from nearly 180 finalists to recognize the top 100 most significant technologies of 2018.
“I often talk about how proud I am of INL’s employees, and the work they do to help resolve our nation’s clean energy and national security challenges,” said INL Laboratory Director Mark Peters. “INL employees winning four R&D 100 awards is more evidence that the Laboratory is conducting high-impact research and development and providing a valuable addition to American competitiveness. My congratulations to the winners.”
Since they were started in 1963, R&D 100 Awards have identified and celebrated the top technology products from the public and private sectors. The awards are selected by an independent panel of judges based on the technical significance, uniqueness, and usefulness of projects and technologies from across industry, government and academia. The U.S. Department of Energy’s national laboratories typically have dozens of finalists every year; this year, there were 60 finalists from DOE national labs, with 11 coming from INL.