MIT Lincoln Laboratory researchers attend R&D 100 Awards event

Five awards presented for Lincoln Laboratory technologies

The editors of R&D Magazine presented MIT Lincoln Laboratory with five R&D 100 Awards at the 48th annual R&D 100 Awards Banquet and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, on 11 November 2010.  These awards recognize the 100 most technologically significant innovations introduced during the previous year.

Seven representatives of the winning development teams attended the banquet to accept these prestigious awards: Michael Kelly, assistant leader of the Advanced Electro-Optical Systems Group, and Kenneth Schultz, a senior staff member in the Advanced Capabilities and Systems Group, for the Digital-Pixel Focal Plane Array; Eric Shank, a member of the technical staff in the Surveillance Systems Group, for Runway Status Lights; Helen Kim and Merlin Green, technical staff members in the Advanced RF Sensing and Exploitation Group, for the Miniaturized Radio-Frequency Four-Channel Receiver; Eric Dauler, a technical staff member in the Optical Communications Technology Group, for Subwavelength-Separated Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detector Arrays; and Simon Verghese, associate leader of the Electro-Optical Materials and Devices Group, for Geiger-Mode Avalanche Photodiode Detector Focal Plane Arrays.

Recipients of 2010 R&D 100 AwardsAccepting 2010 R&D 100 Awards at the banquet and exhibition in Orlando, Florida, were MIT Lincoln Laboratory technical staff members (left to right) Eric Shank, Michael Kelly, Kenneth Schultz, Simon Verghese, Merlin Green, Helen Kim, and Eric Dauler.
Eric DaulerEric Dauler was recognized as R&D Magazine's Young Innovator of the Year.

In addition, Dauler was honored as R&D Magazine's 2010 Young Innovator of the Year.  Recipients are under the age of 31 and have demonstrated leadership in developing one or more innovative products within the prior year.  Dauler, who joined the Laboratory in 2001, was recognized in part for his contributions to the development of superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors and Geiger-mode avalanche photodiode detectors, both of which were 2010 R&D 100 Award winners.

Prior to the awards ceremony, technical staff presented posters during the exhibition, which was attended by media, other award winners, and the general public.

Staff discussing posters at the R&D 100 exhibitionMerlin Green (second from left) and Eric Shank (right) explained award-winning Laboratory technologies at the 2010 R&D 100 Award Exhibition.

Posted December 2010

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