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Battelle Announces Inventors of the Year

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

Media Release

COLUMBUS, OH. 30 April, 2009—Innovation is the name of the game at Battelle and each year inventors who have distinguished themselves are recognized.  This year, John Laudo was named the 2008 Battelle Inventor of the Year for his work in optical systems for sensors at the annual Recognition and Rewards Banquet in late April.

Also honored were inventors from the national laboratories Battelle manages or co-manages.  Jacob Hooker of Brookhaven National Laboratory, John Simpson of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Daniel Ginosar of Idaho National Laboratory, and Richard Smith of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

  • Hooker and his colleagues are involved in tracer molecules that help scanners see inside the human body to learn more about diseases such as cancer and drug addiction.
  • Simpson works in photonic materials and devices.
  • Ginosar is the group leader for INL’s Interfacial Chemistry Research Group and works in low carbon footprint fuels.
  • Smith’s research has an emphasis on improving analytic methods in biomedical research.

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Katy Delaney
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Senior Media Specialist
Office: 1.614.424.5544