2017 R&D 100 AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
5 R&D Magazine is proud to honor 170 exceptional finalists this year, each
representing a significant addition to their respective fields.
2017 SCIENTIST OF THE YEAR
14 Neuroscientist Cori Bargmann Ph.D., the president of science for the Chan Zuckerberg
Science Initiative, was selected for her commitment to the future of human health.
2017 R&D 100 CONFERENCE
18 The third annual R&D 100 Conference will be held Nov. 16-17, 2017
at the Walt Disney World Swan Resort, Orlando, Florida.
20 Printing the Past: 3D Printed Artifact Replicas Aid in Research, Education
Archaeologists, paleontologists, and historians are taking real items discovered during research expeditions
and translating them into 3D digital avatars.
23 Genomic Database Helps FDA Discover Origin of Food Contamination Outbreaks
Genome Trakr is a network of health labs that sequences microbial foodborne pathogens and uploads the
data to a common public database in real-time.
34 Emerging Field of Regenerative Engineering Potential Game Changer for Medicine
Regenerative engineering is a new field to develop scalable and reliable tools that enable the regeneration
or reconstruction of complex tissues and organs.
26 How to Achieve a Zero Energy Building
Zero energy buildings drastically reduce energy use by slashing the demand for energy, while supplying the
remaining energy needs from renewable energy sources.
30 Ultrafast X-Ray Science: Groundbreaking Laser Takes Discovery to New Extremes
LCLS, the world’s first hard X-ray free-electron laser, delivers bursts of X-rays on timescales reaching the
37 New Water Technologies Get “LIFT” to Market Thanks to Innovation Initiative
The Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology helps water utilities identify new technologies, communicate
with peer utilities, and collaborate on implementation.
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