The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) honored three teams of Livermore scientists for technology transfer efforts in a Far West Regional competition. The award for Outstanding Technology Development was presented to George Caporaso, Steve Sampayan, and Genaro Mempin for the Dielectric Wall Accelerator for Proton Therapy. Two Laboratory teams were honored with Outstanding Commercialization Success awards: Jesse Wolfe, Randall Elder, and Ted Saito for the Durable Silver Reflector for High-Efficiency Solar Cells; and Mark Rowland, Catherine Elizondo, Dan Dietrich, and Raymond Pierce for their work on the Fission Meter, a portable neutron-source identifier.
A nationwide organization of federal laboratories, FLC provides a forum to develop strategies and opportunities for linking the laboratory mission technologies and expertise with the marketplace. The Far West is one of six regions in the FLC network, and its eight states encompass more than 100 federal laboratories and facilities.