Awards & Recognition
Commitment to Excellence
The commitment to excellence that characterizes our staff enables the Laboratory's achievements and its sustained reputation for innovation. For their outstanding achievements, our staff are recognized not only by their colleagues but also by outside organizations.
R&D 100 Awards
These awards are given annually by R&D World to recognize the 100 most technologically significant innovations introduced during the previous year. A panel of subject-matter experts and the editors of R&D World choose the recipients from among hundreds of nominations. Since 2010, Lincoln Laboratory has received 86 R&D 100 Awards for technologies developed either solely by researchers and scientists at the Laboratory or in collaboration with colleagues from the government, academia, or industry.
Fellows of Professional Societies
Many of our staff are recognized for their contributions to science and technology by elevation to Fellow status in national and international professional societies.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory Technical Awards
Each year, Lincoln Laboratory recognizes the outstanding technical achievements of staff members through four awards: MIT Lincoln Laboratory Technical Excellence, Early Career Technical Achievement, Best Paper, and Best Invention Awards.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory Administrative and Support Excellence Awards
The Administrative and Support Excellence Awards were initiated by the Director's Office to annually recognize administrative, support, and service staff for demonstrated excellence in support of Lincoln Laboratory's mission.