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Y-12 honors inventors with Technology Transfer awards

July 28, 2015

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NNSA Blog, Twenty-nine Y‑12 inventors were recognized for their technology and innovation during the recent 11th Annual Technology Transfer Awards. The site has long been producing technologies initially used at Y-12 and later transferred to the private sector.


The patents that were awarded were in areas ranging from nuclear material simulation devices to enhancing the functional performance of machine tools. 

The inventors brought forward new ideas that led to nine patents and 23 invention disclosures. The new inventions developed by the honorees will be used to further Y-12’s mission work, as well as be made available to license out to benefit the public through Y-12’s Technology Transfer program.

“Technology Transfer is a way for us to share our Nuclear Enterprise technologies with businesses. It allows us to share the good work of Y-12 and Pantex employees with others to better businesses, communities and the nation,” said Dave Beck, CNS Vice President, Program Integration. “These new ideas showcase the wide range of talent and innovative thinking at both facilities.” 

For more information visit the Y-12 website.