11/12/2010

Lab garners coveted R&D100 Editors Award for carbon nanotubes

Bob Hirschfeld, LLNL, (925) 422-2379, hirschfeld2@llnl.gov



Hyung Gyu Park and Francesco Fornasiero won an Editors Award for their work on carbon nanotubes.
Photo by Bob Hirschfeld


For the second consecutive year, LLNL has won a coveted Editors Award at the annual R&D100 Awards presentation, sponsored by R&D Magazine. This year, the honor went to Hyung Gyu Park and Francesco Fornasiero, for their work developing nanostructured membranes for water purification. The technology has been licensed to Porifera, Inc. of Hayward. Other members of the team who were unable to attend the award ceremony include Olgica Bakajin, Jason Holt, Sangil Kim and Aleksandr Noy.

Only three Editors Awards are given out of the 100 awards.

This is the second year in a row that that Lab has won an Editors Award. In 2009, the award went to the team working on the artificial retina.

In all, the Lab received six awards at a black tie ceremony in Orlando, Florida on Thursday evening. LLNL's other winning entries were: Energy Monitor for Ultrahigh-Brightness X-Ray Pulses; High Performance Strontium Iodide Scintillator for Gamma Ray Spectroscopy; MEMS-based Adaptive Optics Optical Coherance Tomography; GATOR: Grating Actuated Transient Optical Recorder; and SRaDS: Statistical Radiation Detection System.

The Lab has now captured a total of 135 R&D 100 awards.

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