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R&D Magazine - R&D 100 Awards:
The Awards, widely recognized as the "Oscars of Innovation," identifies and celebrates the top high technology products of the year. Sophisticated testing equipment, innovative new materials, chemistry breakthroughs, biomedical products, consumer items, high-energy physics: the R&D 100 Awards spans industry, academia, and government-sponsored research.
- Novel Platinum/Chromium Alloy for the Manufacture of Improved Coronary Stents, Paul Jablonski, Paul Turner, and Edward Argetsinger
- APECS v2 with ANSYS DesignXplorerTM and ROM Builder, Stephen Zitney
- Mn-Co Coating for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Interconnects, Chris Johnson, Randy Gemmen, and Xingbo Liu (WVU)
Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC)
The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) is the nationwide network of federal laboratories that provides the forum to develop strategies and opportunities for linking laboratory mission technologies and expertise with the marketplace. The FLC was organized in 1974 and formally chartered by the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986 to promote and strengthen technology transfer nationwide. Today, more than 250 federal laboratories and centers and their parent departments and agencies are FLC members.
- Excellence in Technology Transfer - Novel Pyrochlore Catalysts for Hydrocarbon Reforming, Dave Berry and Dushyant Shekhawat
- Excellence in Technology Transfer - Electroplated Mn-Co Coating for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Interconnects, Chris Johnson and Randy Gemmen
- Outstanding Commercialization Success - Development of a Platinum-Chromium Alloy for the Manufacture of Improved Coronary Stent, Paul Turner, and Paul Jablonski
Federal Executive Boards (FEBs)
The FEBs, established by Presidential Directive in 1961, are a forum for communication and collaboration among Federal agencies outside of Washington, DC. The need for effective coordination among the field activities of Federal departments and agencies was then, and is still, very clear. Approximately 88 percent of all Federal employees work outside the National Capital Region. Federal programs have their impact largely through the actions of the field representatives of the departments and agencies. In addition, Federal representatives are the principal contact with the Federal Government for the citizens of the United States. The National network of 28 FEBs, located in areas of significant Federal populations, serves as the cornerstone for strategic partnering in Government.
The committee plans and promotes an annual Excellence in Government Awards Program that recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of Federal employees in 22 different award categories.
- Outstanding Professional Employee (Med/Scientific Field) – Isaac Gamwo, Gold Award
- Outstanding Professional Employee (Med/Scientific Field) – Vyacheslav Romanov, Silver Award
- Outstanding Professional Employee – Susan Maley, Gold Award
- Outstanding Professional Employee – Robert Vagnetti, Bronze Award
- Outstanding Supervisor/Manager in a Professional Series – Hank Hinkle, Gold Award
- Outstanding Supervisor/Manager in a Professional Series – Michael Knaggs, Gold Award
- Outstanding Administrative Employee – Melinda Kennedy, Silver Award
- Technical Group Team – Grant Bromhal, George Guthrie, Roy Long, Bryan Morreale, Franklin Shaffer, Mehrdad Shahnam, Madhava Syamial, and George Richards, Silver Award
- Industrial Carbon Capture and Sequestration (ICCS) Team – John Rockey, Nelson Rekos, Jeff Hoffmann, Gary Stiegel, Paul Detwiler, Brittley Robbins, Sai Gollakota, Diane Revay-Madden, Charles Miller, Martin Webler,and Gregory O'Neil, Bronze Award
- Equal Employment Opportunity Award – Michael DeStefano, Silver Award
- Outstanding Contribution to Science (Non-Medical) – Jacqueline Hakala, Silver Award
- Outstanding Contribution to Science (Non-Medical) – Arun Bose, Bronze Award
- Community Service Award – Maria Reidpath
- Rookie of the Year – David Miller, Gold Award
- Rookie of the Year – Patcharin Burke, Silver Award
- FutureGen 2.0 Project Development Team – Paul Detwiler, Jeff Hoffmann, Keith Miles, Nelson Rekos, Brittley Robbins, Tom Sarkus – Silver Award
8,069,703: Evan J. Granite and Henry W. Pennline, Semi-Continuous Detection of Mercury in Gases, December 6, 2011.
8,071,500: Evan J. Granite and Henry W. Pennline, Thief Carbon Catalyst for Oxidation of Mercury in Effluent Stream, December 6, 2011.