Technology INNOVATION & DEPLOYMENT INL’s research, development and deployment are critical in building U.S. competitiveness and leadership, and meeting national goals for energy, security, economic development and environmental stewardship. The laboratory’s calling card must be outstanding scientific and technical impacts such as those highlighted here. Celebrating innovation INL researchers received numerous accolades in technology innovation competitions during 2018. Most notably, INL had more finalists than any other national laboratory in the 2018 R&D 100 Awards competition, sometimes called the “Oscars of Innovation.” Out of 13 technologies nominated, 11 were chosen as finalists and four won R&D 100 Awards. Overall, there were 60 finalists and 35 winners from 13 national labs. 16 At the annual Idaho Innovation Awards, Dr. Hussein Moradi was a finalist in the Innovator of the Year category for his groundbreaking research as chief wireless technical director for National & Homeland Security. INL’s LoTempLene technology also was recognized as a finalist in the Early- Stage Innovation of the Year category (more on pg. 20). INL won two Federal Laboratory Consortium Far West Regional Awards in 2018. Gary Smith, retired INL commercialization manager, along with Steve Hammon and Mike Irish of Rocky Mountain Scientific Corporation were awarded the Outstanding Partnership Award for their work on a phosphate sponge (facing page). INL researchers Todd Vollmer, Craig Rieger and Milos Manic won the Outstanding Technology Development Award for the Autonomic Intelligent Cyber Sensor (AICS) described on pg. 24. Dr. Hussein Moradi was one of many INL researchers recognized for their technical accomplishments last year. WINNER 2018