• 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.