Livermore National Laboratory received a Technology Innovation
Award from the Hydrogen Technical Advisory Panel (HTAP) for
developing a hydrogen fuel tank for next-generation automobiles.
HTAP is a federal committee established by Congress to review Department
of Energy programs.
a collaborative effort with QUANTUM Technologies, Inc., and ATK
Thiokol Propulsion, scientists from Livermore achieved a breakthrough
in advanced hydrogen storage technology. They successfully tested
a lightweight hydrogen fuel tank that extends the range of fuel-cell
vehicles to the equivalent of gasoline vehicles. The HTAP singled
out the work of the team for advancing the development of high-
cycle-life storage systems, including zero emission vehicles; advancing
lightweight compressed hydrogen storage tanks; and developing products
for commercial use.
August, delegates from Hungary honored Livermore cofounder Edward
Teller by bestowing on him the Hungarian Corvin Medal,
which recognizes exceptional achievement in arts and sciences. The
medal was last awarded in 1930.
award was presented in a private ceremony at Tellers home
on the campus of Stanford University. Delegates representing Hungarian
Prime Minister Viktor Orban spoke of Tellers accomplishments
not only as a scientist but also as a poet and pianist. Furthermore,
said delegate Attila Varhegyi, I am standing face to face
with history. The name of Edward Teller is more than just a person,
it is a symbol for Hungary. Edward Teller is the most distinguished
Hungarian living in the world today.
early November, the American Society for Metals recognized the achievements
of members of the materials science and engineering community in
its 2001 International Awards Program.
Among the honorees was Christopher
Schuh, postdoctoral fellow in the Chemistry and Materials Science
Directorate, who received the Henry Marion Howe Medal, an
award established in 1923 to recognize authors whose papers have
been selected as the best in a particular volume of the societys
professional publication. Schuhs paper is titled Modeling
Gas Diffusion into Metals with a Moving-Boundary Phase Transformation
and was published in the October 2000 issue of Metallurgical
and Materials Transactions A.