Fermilab recognizes innovators at 2016 Inventor Awards Ceremony

Aaron Sauers of the Office of Partnerships and Technology Transfer, left, chats with inventor Emanuela Barzi, TD, after the awards ceremony. Photo: Al Johnson

Aaron Sauers of the Office of Partnerships and Technology Transfer, left, chats with inventor Emanuela Barzi, TD, after the awards ceremony. Photo: Al Johnson

On Feb. 16, Fermilab recognized 33 laboratory employees for their technological innovations, honoring them with the Fermilab Inventor Awards. Hosted by Office of Partnerships and Technology Transfer Manager Cherri Schmidt, the ceremony celebrated employees who earned patents and submitted records of invention from 2013 to 2015. Scientist Arden Warner gave a special lecture, “Electromagnetic Mop: Technology Transfer from the Laboratory Toward the Marketplace.”

A reception followed the ceremony.

 

Recipients of records of invention

Jeffry L. Andresen Sergey Kazakov Ralph Pasaquinelli
Emanuela Barzi Todd R. Johnson Marvin Olson
Lauren Biron Robert Kephart Alan Prosser
Brian Edward Chase Timergali Khabiboulline David R. Pushka
John Chramowicz Thomas Kroc Ryan Rivera
Philip DeMar Tiehui (Ted) Liu Arden Warner
Grzegorz Deptuch Alex Lumpkin Wenji Wu
Farah Fahim Andrei Lunin Vyacheslav Yakovlev
Ivan Gonin Nikolai Mokhov Liang Zhang
James R. Hoff Brian Nord Alexander Zholents
Elise Jennings Jamieson T. Olsen Tom Zimmerman

 

Chief Operating Officer Tim Meyer and DOE Fermi Site Office Manager Michael Weis presented the employees who earned patents with plaques.

Not pictured below is retiree Marvin Olson, who was awarded a patent, “Channel Nut Tool,” patent #9,233,459, issued Jan. 12, 2016.

Robert Kephart, head of IARC, was awarded a patent for his "Method and System for In-Situ Cross Linking Of Polymers, Bitumen and Similar Materials to Increase Strength, Toughness and Durability via Irradiation with Electron Beams from Mobile Accelerators," patent #9,186,645, issued Nov. 17, 2015. Photo: Al Johnson

Robert Kephart, head of IARC, was awarded a patent for his “Method and System for In-Situ Cross Linking Of Polymers, Bitumen and Similar Materials to Increase Strength, Toughness and Durability via Irradiation with Electron Beams from Mobile Accelerators,” patent #9,186,645, issued Nov. 17, 2015. Photo: Al Johnson

Jeff L. Andresen (second from left, retired), Ryan Rivera (third from left, SCD) along with John Chramowicz and Alan Prosser (both of SCD, not pictured) receive recognition for their patent "Distributed Data Acquisition and Processing System and Method," patent #8,898,216, issued Nov. 25, 2014. Photo: Al Johnson

Jeff L. Andresen (second from left, retired), Ryan Rivera (third from left, SCD) along with John Chramowicz and Alan Prosser (both of SCD, not pictured) receive recognition for their patent “Distributed Data Acquisition and Processing System and Method,” patent #8,898,216, issued Nov. 25, 2014. Photo: Al Johnson

Scientist Arden Warner, AD, receives recognition for his patent, "Electromagnetic Boom and Environmental Cleanup Application For Use In Conjunction With Magnetizable Oil", patent #8,795,519, issued Aug. 5, 2014. Photo: Al Johnson

Scientist Arden Warner, AD, receives recognition for his patent, “Electromagnetic Boom and Environmental Cleanup Application For Use In Conjunction With Magnetizable Oil”, patent #8,795,519, issued Aug. 5, 2014. Photo: Al Johnson

No celebration is complete without dessert. Photo: Al Johnson

No celebration is complete without dessert. Photo: Al Johnson

The award ceremony was held at the Illinois Accelerator Research Center, where Illinois institutions will work side by side with industrial partners to research and develop breakthroughs in accelerator science and translate them into everyday applications. Photo: Al Johnson

The award ceremony was held at the Illinois Accelerator Research Center, where Illinois institutions will work side by side with industrial partners to research and develop breakthroughs in accelerator science and translate them into everyday applications. Photo: Al Johnson