The editors at R&D Magazine are looking for the expertise of laboratory researchers, scientists, professors, and other professionals this May as we select the top 100 new innovations for the 2013 R&D 100 Awards. The judging process is easy, fast, and, we hope, enlightening.
What are we judging? As an expert in your field of study or professional work, you will be evaluating products and processes that represent the fruit of research and development in academia, business, and government laboratories. The R&D 100 Awards attracts a wide field of technologies. Some are intended for consumers, like fans, cameras, roofing, machine tools. Others are industrial in nature, such as powdered alloys, carbide coatings, and machinery. Many entries are intended for use in the laboratory: microscopes, chromatographs, spectrometers, microwave equipment, and others fall into this category. And then we also see specialized equipment made for high-energy X-ray beamlines, or even fusion energy devices. In all, up to 20 technology categories are covered by this year's R&D 100 Awards, and we anticipate needing the help of several experts for each category.
All of the entries are products or technologies that, according to the rules set forward in the 2013 R&D 100 Awards Entry Form, have been launched commercially for sale or license in the 2012 calendar year. The judging period will run from roughly the middle of May 2013, to the middle of June 2013. If you are interested in participating, download the 2013 R&D 100 Judging Application Form below. Please read the general guidelines, check off of the areas of research you wish to review, and complete and return the form by May 3, 2013. If possible, include a copy of your resume or summary of qualifications.