• For his development of software-defined networking (SDN), OpenFlow and OpenvSwitch and cofounding Nicira Networks.

  • For co-invention of a micro silicon thermal reactor the enabled rapid Polymerase chain reaction instrumentation, and his cofounding of Cepheid and MicroFluidic Systems, Inc.

  • For his research in applications of optics towards dental diagnostics, development of an optical imaging system and cofounding QuantaLife, Inc.

  • For pioneering product development in liquid crystal technologies such as digital thermometers, the "Mood Ring" the Duracell Battery tester, and many others.

  • For inventing micro-impulse radar and enabling its commercialization by 42 companies in products ranging from motion sensors for security to collision avoidance in automobiles.

  • For founding Digital Globe, the first commercial satellite company, which today is a primary image provider to Google Earth.

  • For masterminding microchannel cooling, research into laser of semiconductors, electronic packaging and interconnection, spaceborne solid-state memory, x-ray optics, and cofounding nChip, Inc.

  • For developing semi conductor technology, for founding nCHIP and S-Vision, and for leadership at Tessara Technologies and Suvolta.

  • For co-developing the Structured Computer Aided Logic Design (SCALD) methodology and co-founding Valid Logic, Key Computer Laboratories, PathScale, and Bay Area Storage Technologies.

  • For co-inventing chromosome painting, subsequently commercialized by Visys, to become an enabling technology for the genetic revolution.

  • For pioneering work on computer design and for founding Rambus, Chromatic research, and Matrix Semiconductor.

  • For leading projects across numerous LLNL departments, creating sensors to detect rare-event biological agents and contagions, and cofounding Quanta Life, Inc.

  • For co-inventing the Structured Computer Aided Logic Design (SCALD) for co-founding Valid Logic, Key Computer Laboratories, Pathscale, Schooner Information Technology, and Bay Area Storage Technologies.

  • For co-inventing the Structured Computer Aided Logic Design (SCALD) for cofounding Valid Logic, and founding Valid Logic Systems and 0-In Design Automation.

  • For developing high power laser technology for laser peening and facilitating its subsequent commercialization by Metal Improvement Company.

  • For developing the DYNA3D finite element code, for founding Livermore Software Technology Corporation and for commercializing LSDYNA for computerized automobile crash simulation.

  • For co-inventing chromosome painting, subsequently commercialized by Visys to becoming an enabling technology for the genetic revolution.

  • For his pioneering developments in the field of metrology and for being recognized worldwide as the Father of Precision Engineering.

  • For his years of service to the Laboratory performing original research in magnetic confinement fusion experimentation and pioneering inventions in passive magnetic bearing and levitation systems in energy and transportation.

  • Natalia Zaitseva received her Master’s degree in Physical Chemistry from the Mendeleev Institute of Chemical Technology in 1971 and her Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics from Moscow State University in 1989, both in Moscow, Russia.