R&D 100 Awards Finalists and
2017 Scientist of the Year!
R&D Magazine has this amazing legacy that reveals itself each year with the R&D 100 Awards program. This program demonstrates our commitment to showcasing the newest innovations in science and technology that have been unveiled in the
past year. And even more amazing is the longevity of this prestigious awards program—
and the community it has built now for 55 years. In fact,
today there are recent R&D 100 Award recipients who are
working alongside past award winners in labs and research
centers across the country. They share in the pride of
achievement and global recognition an R&D 100 Award offers.
In this special issue, we reveal the 2017 R&D 100 Awards Finalists who join that
elite community by virtue of exemplary scores determined by the panel of judges for
recognition of their innovations. They are to be congratulated for this high achievement
and can be found here online: http://bit.ly/2017RDFinalists, as well as in this edition.
With this edition, we acknowledge these noteworthy top technology innovations that
our judges felt deserved recognition. This issue features innovations across five major
categories—Analytical/Test, IT/Electrical, Mechanical/Materials, Process/Prototyping,
and Software/Services. No doubt this group of leading products, technologies and services
will make a lasting impact on industries and the public for years to come.
I encourage you to join us for the third annual R&D 100 Conference where we celebrate
today’s leaders in R&D and we’ve invited them to examine the challenges facing the R&D
community across industries and share their insights. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet
great thinkers in R&D, and find common ground and new friendships. For details please
At the conclusion of the conference will be the traditional R&D 100 Awards gala
event that will reveal the top R&D 100 Awards winners live. You will not want to miss
this celebratory evening of recognition and ceremony. We will be hearing about the
most cutting-edge companies in research and development and meet the very people
responsible for the most significant strides in the past year.
Recognition, indeed, is something we feel is extremely important for bringing the R&D
community together—and it is our pleasure to continue another long-standing tradition
in this issue with the announcement of R&D Magazine’s 2017 Scientist of the Year—Dr.
Cori Bargmann. She is the president of science for the groundbreaking Chan Zuckerberg
Initiative (CZI), and I invite you to read why this gracious neuroscientist is being honored
with this annual award, starting on page 14. Congratulations all!
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