MIT Lincoln Laboratory researchers accept 2012 R&D 100 Awards

Members of the four honored development teams attend awards ceremony in Orlando

At the 50th Anniversary R&D 100 Awards Exhibition and Banquet, held on 1 November at the Renaissance Orlando Hotel in Florida, the editors of R&D Magazine presented 2012 awards to four technologies developed by teams at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. The awards recognize the magazine's choices for the 100 most technologically significant innovations introduced during the previous year.

Members of the Laboratory's winning teams attended the day-long event that included a technology exposition during the afternoon and early evening, and a black-tie banquet and awards ceremony later in the evening. Representing the Lincoln Open Cryptographic Key Management Architecture team were Roger Khazan, Dan Utin, and Walter Bastow. Richard DeLaura, Kirk MacKenzie, Bradley Crowe, Richard Ferris, and John Hayward represented the Route Availability Planning Tool team. Anish Goyal and Kevin Creedon accepted the award for the Wavelength Beam-Combining Fiber-Coupled Diode Laser technology. Researchers representing the Wide Field-of-View Curved Focal Plane Array team were Ronak Shah, Eric Pearce, Richard Lambour, James Gregory, and Anthony Smith. Lincoln Laboratory Director Eric Evans and Greg Hamill of the Communications and Community Outreach Office also attended the event.

Members of Lincoln Laboratory's award-winning teams gather for a group photo.At the R&D 100 Awards banquet in Orlando, Florida, on 1 November, members of the teams that won 2012 awards accepted commemorative plaques. Pictured here with Director Eric Evans (far left) are, left to right, Richard Lambour, Walter Bastow, Ronak Shah, Roger Khazan, Dan Utin, Anthony Smith, Eric Pearce, Kevin Creedon, Anish Goyal, James Gregory, Bradley Crowe, Richard Ferris, Kirk MacKenzie, Richard DeLaura, and John Hayward.

The afternoon exhibition gives the award-winners a chance to showcase their technologies to not only other award recipients but also to the general public and the media. At this year's event, about 100 visitors stopped at Lincoln Laboratory's display to learn more about the innovations that won 2012 awards.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory's display at the R&D 100 Award exposition and banquetLincoln Laboratory's display included posters and fact sheets explaining the four winning technologies, a poster introducing the Laboratory’s mission areas, and booklets giving an overview of the Laboratory.
Researchers at Lincoln Laboratory's display at the R&D 100 Award eventKevin Creedon and Richard DeLaura manned the Laboratory’s table during the afternoon session.

Posted December 2012


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