SURA Rewards Inventors

Eleven scientists and a former high school intern were rewarded at a ceremony for inventions they created while pursuing the fundamental research mission of U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. Lukasz Majewski, now a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University, helped develop three inventions during his summer internship at Jefferson Lab. A ceremony was held at 1 p.m. October 30, 1997, in the CEBAF Center Auditorium at Jefferson Lab. The Southeastern Universities Research Association, Inc. (SURA), recently received eight patents for these inventions and will share royalties evenly with the inventors. SURA rewards these scientists $500 for each patent awarded to promote the development of new technology. The potential value is not only to SURA and Jefferson Lab's programs, but also to private industry through technology transfer.

JLab scientists and inventions:

  • George Neil, for the invention of an Apparatus and Method for Compensating for Electron Beam Emittance in Synchronizing Light Sources;
  • Larry Phillips and Thomas Elliott for the invention of a Superconducting Radiofrequency Window Assembly;
  • Brian Kross, Lukasz Majewski, Stanislaw Majewski and Carl Zorn for the invention of an Examination System Utilizing Ionizing Radiation and a Flexible Miniature Radiation Detector Probe and for the invention of a Flexible Liquid Core Light Guide Focusing and Light Shaping Attachments;
  • Fred Dylla and Viet Nguyen-Tuong for the invention of an Ultra High Vacuum Broad Band High Power Microwave Window;
  • Hongxiu Liu and George Neil for the invention of a Beam Conditioner for Free Electron Lasers and Synchrotrons;
  • Ganapati Myneni, for the invention of an Ultra High Vacuum Pumping System and High Sensitivity Helium Leak Detector; and
  • Brian Kross, Lukasz Majewski, Stanislaw Majewski, Randy Wojcik, and Carl Zorn for the invention of an Illumination System and Method for Specialized and Decorative Lighting Using Liquid Light Guides.

JLab is managed and operated for the U.S. Department of Energy by SURA, a consortium of 41 universities in the southeast.

To receive more information or photos from the award ceremony, please contact Linda Ware at (757) 269-7689.