Two technologies developed by the Critical Materials Institute have been named 2017 R&D 100 Award finalists. The finalists were announced earlier today by R&D Magazine and are presented annually to the top 100 scientific innovations as selected by independent panel of more than 50 judges representing R&D leaders in a variety of fields.
CMI, a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by Ames Laboratory, was selected for ACE: The Ageless Aluminum Revolution and for Additively Printed High Performance Magnets. The aluminum technology was a joint effort by CMI partners Eck Industries, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Ames Laboratory, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The magnet technology was a joint effort by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Ames Laboratory, Critical Materials Institute Magnet Applications Inc., Tru-Design Inc., and Momentum Technologies. CMI funded both projects.
The R&D 100 Awards have long been considered the most globally prestigious recognition of invention and innovation. These prestigious awards recognize 100 of the top innovations across five categories: Analytical/Test, IT/Electrical, Mechanical Devices/Materials, Process/Prototyping, and Software/Services. This year’s R&D 100 Awards will be presented at a black-tie ceremony on Nov. 16, 2017, at the Walt Disney World Swan Resort, in conjunction with the third annual R&D 100 Conference.