R&D 100 Awards

For 42 years, the prestigious R&D 100 Awards, sponsored by R&D Magazine, have been helping companies provide the important initial push a new product needs to compete successfully in the marketplace.

Winning an R&D 100 Award provides a mark of excellence known to industry, government, and academia as proof that the product is one of the 100 most technologically significant new products of the year.

The R&D 100 Awards began in 1963 as the I-R 100s, in keeping with the original name of the magazine, Industrial Research. The sole criterion for winning, according to a description released by the magazine, is “demonstrable technological significance compared with competing products and technologies.” Properties noted by judges include smaller size, faster speed, greater efficiency, and higher environmental consciousness.

The DOE ESS Program has received seven R&D 100 Awards and one I-R 100 Award.

  • 2019 R&D 100 Award Green Tech Special Recognition
    Technology: SiC-based Monolithic Transistor Rectifier Semiconductor Switch Developers: Sandia National Laboratories GeneSiC Semiconductor Sandia National Laboratories, in collaboration with GeneSiC Semiconductor, has won Special Recognition for […]
  • 2017 R&D 100 Award
    Technology: Control System for Active Damping of Inter-Area Oscillations Developers: Sandia National Laboratories Montana Tech U.S. DOE – Office of Electricity, Energy Storage Program U.S. DOE – […]
  • 2016 R&D 100 Award
    Green Tech Special Recognition Technology: Precision High Power Battery Tester (PHPBT) Developers: Sandia National Laboratories Arbin Instruments U.S. DOE – Office of Electricity, Energy Storage Program […]
  • 2015 R&D 100 Award
    Technology: 6.5 kV Enhancement-Mode Silicon Carbide JFET Switch Developers: United Silicon Carbide Inc. Sandia National Laboratories U.S. DOE – Office of Electricity, Energy Storage Program For […]
  • 2011 R&D 100 Award
    Technology: Silicon-carbide thyristor Developers: GeneSiC Semiconductor Inc. Sandia National Laboratories U.S. DOE – Office of Electricity, Energy Storage Program U.S. Army/Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center […]
  • 2009 R&D 100 Award
    Technology: High-temperature Silicon Carbide (SiC) Power Module Developers: Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc. Univ. of Arkansas Rohm Co., Ltd. Sandia National Laboratories U.S. DOE – Office […]
  • 2003 R&D 100 Awards
    Technology: Emitter Turn-Off (ETO) Thyristor Switch Developers: Solitronics Virginia Tech American Competitiveness Institute U.S. DOE – Office of Electricity, Energy Storage Program Sandia National Laboratories The Emitter […]
  • 2003 R&D 100 Award
    Technology: Fiber Optic Electrical Current Transducer Developers: Airak, Inc. PPI Sandia National Laboratories U.S. DOE – Office of Electricity, Energy Storage Program The Fiber Optic Electrical […]
  • 1997 R&D 100 Award
    Technology: PQ2000 Power Quality System Developers: AC Battery Corp. Electric Power Research Institute Oglethorpe Power Corp. Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. Sandia National Laboratories U.S. DOE […]
  • 1984 I-R 100 Award
    Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage: Development and construction of a 10MVA liquid helium cooled Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) device by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and […]