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SRNL Recognizes High Achievers in Technology Transfer
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AIKEN, S.C. (Feb. 10, 2010) – Savannah River National Laboratory held its inaugural SRNL Technology Transfer Recognition Reception last week at Newberry Hall in Aiken. The recognition event was established to honor those who have helped make SRNL technologies available for the marketplace and for research collaborations with industry partners and universities.

This is the first formal recognition event for intellectual property activities and accomplishments since SRNL became a National Laboratory in May 2004.

SRNL Technology Transfer Recognition Reception HonoreesThe honorees were recognized for significant accomplishments related to patents that have been granted, license agreements for the commercialization of technologies, cooperative research and development agreements (CRADAs) for on-going research and development, and special awards completed in Fiscal Year 2009. Altogether, the accomplishments being recognized included seven patents awarded, five CRADAs, three technology licenses and one special award of national stature.

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions President and CEO Garry Flowers said, "SRNL technologies drive how people perceive us. It's a determining factor in the future growth of this lab and visibly demonstrates SRNL's core competencies."

"The key in putting science to work is to get the technology out to the marketplace where it can contribute to the improvement of people's lives," said SRNL Laboratory Director Dr. Sam Bhattacharyya. "We're grateful for the creativity and hard work these researchers have put into commercializing SRNL science."

Following are the honorees and their specific accomplishments:

Christopher Berry, Dr. Robin Brigmon and Denis Altman: BioTigerTM (U.S. and South Africa)
Dr. Harold B. Peacock Jr., Kenneth J. Imrich: Expanding Hollow Metal Rings
Dr. David Hobbs: Hydrogen Peroxide Modified Sodium Titanates with Improved Sorption Capabilities
Thomas Nance: Magnetic Coupling Device
Sherrod L. Maxwell III: Analysis of Large Soil Samples for Actinides
Christopher Berry and Dr. Robin Brigmon: Biological Enhancement of Hydrocarbon Extraction

Dr. Christine Langton: Cementitious Barriers
Dr. Ted Motyka and Dr. Ragaiy Zidan: Toyota
Dr. David Newell, Dr. George Wicks, Ming Au and Richard Marczewski: Exide
Dr. Ken Gibbs: Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding
Joe Cordaro: USCAR

Dr. Brian Anderson and Dr. Scott McWhorter: Surface Plasmon Resonance
Burgess ("Med") Allen Jr.: Double Port Container Lid Gasket
Joe Cordaro: Electrometer Special Award Christopher Berry, Dr. Robin Brigmon and Denis Altman: NanoTech 50 Award for BioTigerTM Photo IDs Left to right: Dr. Ted Motyka, Dr. Ken Gibbs, Ming Au, Richard Marczewski, Dr. George Wicks, Tom Nance, Dr. David Newell, Dr. David Hobbs, Dr. Christine Langton, Sherrod Maxwell III, Dr. Scott McWhorter, Christopher Berry, Dr. Ragaiy Zidan, Dr. Robin Brigmon, Ken Imrich, Dr. Harold Peacock Jr., Denis Altman

Media contact: Will Callicott (803-725-3786 or or Angeline French (803-725-2854 or at SRNL.

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