Winners of the fourth annual Nano 50™ Awards – 2008 top 50 technologies, products, and innovators

2008 Winners

Nanotech Briefs® is pleased to announce the winners of the fourth annual Nano 50™ Awards, which recognize the top 50 technologies, products, and innovators that have significantly impacted – or are expected to impact – the state of the art in nanotechnology. The winners of the Nano 50 awards are the “best of the best” – the innovative people and designs that will move nanotechnology to key mainstream markets.

Nano 50 nominations were judged by a panel of nanotechnology experts. The technologies, products, and innovators receiving the 50 highest scores were named Nano 50 award winners.

Nanotech Briefs congratulates all of the Nano 50 winners. Join us as we celebrate these innovators, and the technologies and products they’ve created, at the Nano 50 Awards Dinner at the NASA Tech Briefs National Nano Engineering Conference in Boston, November 12 and 13, 2008. Visit for more information.

Congratulations to the fourth annual Nano 50:

An individual recognized as a leader or pioneer in a specific area of nanotechnology, with a significant background of accomplishments in advancing the state of the art in nanotechnology.

Sang H. Choi
NASA Langley Research Center
Hampton, VA

Dr. Amit Goyal
Oak Ridge National Laboratory/UT-Battelle
Oak Ridge, TN

Bishun N. Khare
SETI Institute, NASA Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, CA

Jeremy Levy
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Jing Li
NASA Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, CA

David Mentzer
Quantum Logic Devices
Georgetown, TX

Dr. Martin Moskovits
Somerset, NJ

Cathy Murphy
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC

Larry Akio Nagahara
National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD

Dr. Anis Rahman
Applied Research and Photonics, Inc.
Harrisburg, PA

Henry Smith
Cambridge, MA

Timothy Swager
Cambridge, MA

Dr. Clayton Teague
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office
Arlington, VA

Morris Wang
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA

Dr. X. Nancy Xu
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA

Boris I. Yakobson
Rice University
Houston, TX

Technology breakthroughs that have, or are expected to have, a significant impact in one or more application areas.

Ballistic Spin Transport Metrology Tool
CNSE at the University at Albany
Albany, NY

Biodegradable Nanosphere Polymer
Quebec, Canada

BioTiger™ Biocatalyst
Savannah River National Laboratory
Aiken, SC

Carbon Dioxide Microsensor
NASA Glenn Research Center
Cleveland, OH

CNT-Based Field Emission Ionization
Applied Nanotech, Inc.
Austin, TX

Design & Fabrication of Functional Nanopores
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA

Directed Assembly of Nanowire-Metal Contacts
Arizona State University, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos & Sandia National Laboratories
Tempe, AZ; Los Alamos, NM; Albuquerque, NM

DNA Microarray
New York Institute of Technology
Old Westbury, NY

Nanogate AG
Saarbrücken, Germany

Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscope
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA

Electrical Protein Detection in Cell Lysates
University of Leeds
Leeds, UK

Electrospinning of Nanofibers
NanoStatics Inc.
Circleville, OH

Energetic Nanocomposites
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA

Fabricating Transparent Ceramics from Nanoparticles
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA

Layered Polymer Nanocomposites
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Honolulu, HI

Nanomechanical Test Instrument
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD

Nanotechnology-Enabled Drug Delivery
BIND Biosciences
Cambridge, MA

A product that incorporates nanotechnology in its design and/or operation, with significant current or near-term commercial applications.

Architect MEMS DesignSoftware
Coventor, Inc.
Cary, NC

Concrobium™ Antimicrobial Polymer
Siamons International Inc.
Toronto, ON, Canada

GreenWorks™ Natural Cleaners
The Clorox Company
Plleasanton, CA

Model 42000 Scanner with Nano-Scan
THoT Technologies, Inc.
Campbell, CA

mySEM Scanning Electron Microscope
Novelx, Inc.
Lafayette, CA

Nanocoating for Solar Panels
AVANZARE Innovación Tecnologica S.L
Logroño, Spain

Nanodiamond Powder
NanoBlox, Inc.
Boca Raton, FL

NanoEngineer-1 Atomic Structure Design Software
Nanorex, Inc.
Bloomfield Hills, MI

Nanofiber Buckypapers
Florida State University High-Performance Materials Institute
Tallahassee, FL

Nanolipoprotein Particle Formation Method
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA

SubWave™ UV Polarizers
Somerset, NJ

Surface Plasmon Resonance Instrument
OMRON Corporation R&D Center
Kyoto, Japan

Titan Krios™ Transmission Electron Microscope
FEI Company
Hillsboro, OR

UPF OptoCooler
Nextreme Thermal Solutions
Durham, NC

Virtual NanoLab and NanoLanguage Software
Atomistix, Inc.
Santa Clara, CA

WhiteGOLD Coating
Gold Valley Chemical Corporation
Ajman, United Arab Emirates




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