2011 R&D 100 Award goes to GHSU/Savannah River Lab project
A university-industry-federal laboratory research and development team has been tapped by R&D Magazine for a prestigious 2011 R&D 100 Award, which recognizes technologically significant products of the past year. The team of scientists from Georgia Health Sciences University, the DOE Savannah River National Laboratory and Mo-Sci Corporation were honored for the development of Porous Walled Hollow Glass Microspheres.
The microspheres are about 50 microns in diameter — about half the width of a human hair. They are unique because of a network of pores in the their walls, which allow the tiny microspheres to be filled with, hold and release gases and other materials, providing a safe method for handling, storing or transporting a variety of materials.
Applications for the microspheres abound, including systems for delivering drugs or MRI contrast agents and storage and handling of hydrogen gas in hydrogen-based vehicles.
Other technologies that have won this award over the years include the ATM, the halogen lamp, the fax machine, HDTV, the LCD and the Nicoderm anti-smoking patch.
GRA Eminent Bill Dynan led the GSHU team, which also included GRA Eminent Scholar Jin-Xiong She. Read more here>