Widely recognized in industry, government, and academia as a mark of excellence for the most innovative ideas of the year, the R&D 100 Awards are the only industry-wide competition rewarding the practical applications of science.
The R&D 100 Awards recognize the most promising new products, processes, materials, or software developed throughout the world and introduced to the market the previous year. Awards are based on each achievement's technical significance, uniqueness, and usefulness compared to competing projects and technologies.
2012: 36U.S. Department of Energy Projects Win 36 R&D 100 Awards for 2012 (65KB)
2011: 36Department of Energy Projects Win 36 R&D 100 Awards for 2011 (52KB)
Energy Secretary Chu is named R&D Magazine's 2011 Scientist of the Year
2010: 39DOE-Funded Research Projects Win 39 R&D Awards for 2010 (52KB)
2009: 46DOE-Funded Research Projects Win 46 R&D 100 Awards for 2009
2008: 30 DOE Funded Research Projects Win 30 R&D 100 Awards for 2008
2007: 31 DOE National Laboratory Research Projects Win 31 R&D 100 Awards for 2007
2006: 41 DOE-Funded Research Projects Win 41 R&D100 Awards for 2006
2005: 29DOE-Funded Researchers Honored by R&D Magazine: Leader of DOE Artificial Retina Project Names "Innovator of the Year," Scientists and Engineers at 12 DOE Labs Win 29 R&D 100 Awards for 2005
2004: 36 DOE-Funded Research Projects Win 36 R&D 100 Awards for 2004
2003: 35Energy Department-Funded Projects Win 35 Research and Development Awards 2002: 22
2001: 26DOE-Funded Research Wins 26 Awards
2000: 20Energy Department Research Garners 20 Top R&D Awards
1999: 43DOE-Funded Work Wins 43 of 100 Top R&D Magazine Honors