nanoHUB wins prestigious R&D 100 Award
The nanoHUB team has been chosen as the recipient of a 2020 R&D 100 Award. This prestigious award was established in 1963 and recognizes the year's most revolutionary developments in science and technology. Past R&D 100 Award winners include Fortune 500 companies, academic laboratories, and all sizes of organizations in between.
The Network for Computational Nanotechnology, a research center at Purdue University's Discovery Park, operates nanoHUB which competed in the software/services category under a proposal titled "nanoHUB: Making Simulation and Data Pervasive."
Since 2002, nanoHUB.org has been the premier open and free platform for computational research, education, and collaboration in nanotechnology, materials science, and related fields. The platform accelerates innovation by making scientific software and associated data available and useful to the research, development, and education communities, removing traditional barriers of computational expertise and access to specialized hardware. It does so by enabling simulation software for developers to easily transform their products into Apps that run in the cloud with a simple interface presented through a web browser. Thus, domain experts including researchers, instructors, and students can focus on the application of these products to advance their fields.
nanoHUB has changed how people from around the world consume simulation and data. It serves over 19,000 annual simulation users from around the world, who perform more than 1-million simulations using over 650 online apps driven by powerful scientific software. In addition, 2 million visitors from around the world access nanoHUB’s 7,000 online resources, including seminars, cutting-edge courses, animations, and teaching materials.
The R&D 100 Awards have served as the most prestigious innovation awards program for the past 57 years, honoring great R&D pioneers and their revolutionary ideas in science and technology. This year, the renowned worldwide competition received entries from 19 countries/regions, while the judging panel grew to include nearly 50 well-respected industry professionals across the globe, including new judges in places such as Australia, Nigeria, and the United Kingdom.