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Energy and Global Security

Energy and Global Security Directorate Awards & Recognition

The R&D 100 Awards, presented annually by R&D Magazine, are the considered Oscars of Innovation.” Technologies developed in the Energy and Global Security directorate are well represented among past R&100 Award winners.


  • HyMag Magnets,” K. Gao and Y. Zhang
  • Grassroots Infrastructure Dependency Model (GRID-M),” K. Pfeiffer, T. Wall, C. Burdi, and S. Schlueter
  • Swift/T: Dataflow Programming for Scientific Supercomputing Workflows,” J. Ozik, N. Collier, J. Wozniak, I. Foster, M. Wilde, and others
  • VDMA: Video-based Dynamic Measurement and Analysis,” Y. Yang and others for work done at Los Alamos National Laboratory


  • Multiple Operating System Rotation Environment Moving Target Defense” (MORE MTD), N. Evans and M. L. Thompson
  • Oleo Sponge,” S. Darling, J. Elam, E. Barry, A. Mane, J. Libera and J. Avila


  • NekCEM/Nek5000: Scalable High-Order Simulation Codes,” M. Min, P. Fischer, E. Merzari and A. Obabko


  • Versatile Hard Carbon Microspheres Made from Plastic Waste,” V. Pol, A. Erdemir, M. Thackeray and K. Mistry


  • Advanced Redox Shuttle Additive for Overcharge Protection of Lithium-ion Batteries Used in Electric Cars,” J. Zhang and G. Krumdick
  • Sequential Infiltration Synthesis (SIS) Lithography,” J. Elam, Q. Peng, Y.-C. Tseng, D. Czaplewski, A. Mane and L. Ocola


  • Nanocomposite Charge Drain Coatings,” J. Elam and A. Mane


  • Ultra-Fast and Large-Scale Boriding,” A. Erdemir
  • Large Area Microchannel Plates,” J. Elam


  • Advanced Ceramic Film Capacitors for Power Electronics in Electric Drive Vehicles,” B. Balachandran, B. Ma and M. Narayanan
  • Enhanced Renewable Methane Production System,” S. Snyder, R. Doctor, M. Henry and M. Urgun-Demirtas
  • Photoacoustic Spectroscopy (PAS) System for Remote Detection of Explosives and Chemicals,” H.-T. Chien, S.-H. Sheen, A. Raptis and K. Wang 


  • Super Hard and Slick Coating (SSC) for Increased Engine Efficiency and Component Reliability,” A. Erdemir and O. Eryilmaz


  • Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Seal Technology,” J. Hryn, G. Krumdick, J. Elam, and J. Libera      


  • Passive Millimeter-Wave Spectroscopy (PmmWS),” N. Gopalsami, S. Bakhtiari, A. Raptis and T. Elmer
  • Ultra-High-Resolution Mammography System (UHRMS),” S. Schweitzer (University of Paderborn, Germany), A.R. Lubinsky (SUNY, Stony Brook) and J.A. Johnson (Argonne)


  • Materials Resistant to Metal Dusting Degradation,” K. Natesan and Z. Zeng


  • Oxygen Sensor with Internal Reference,” D. Singh


  • PSAT,” A. Rousseau, P. Sharer and S. Pagerit


  • Polyurethane Foam Recovery,” B. Jody and E. Daniels


  • Clean Diesel Technology,” R. Poola and R. Sekar


  • Multivariate State Estimation Technique (MSET),” R. SInger, K. Gross and S. Wegerich
  • Near Frictionless Carbon Coating,” A. Erdemir and G. Fenske
  • PRODIAG,” J. Reifman and T.Y.C. Wei


  • CeramicreteTM Binder,” D. Singh
  • Millimeter-Wave Fabric Inspection System,”  N. Gopalsami


  • Ultrasonic Viscometer,” H.-T. Chien, S.-H. Sheen and A. Raptis