Big Award

Two winners of last year's RFID Journal Award for Most Innovative Use of RFID have found an interesting way to highlight their solution.
Published: April 18, 2012

Last year, RFID Journal named the U.S. Department of Energy‘s Argonne National Laboratory as the winner of the 2011 RFID Journal Award for Most Innovative Use of RFID, for its use of radio frequency identification to modernize the management of nuclear materials (see Tracking and Monitoring the Deadliest Cache).

Argonne exhibited at this year’s RFID Journal LIVE! conference and exhibition—held in Orlando, Fla., on Apr. 3-5, 2012—in order to promote its solution to private companies that might want to utilize it to manage hazardous materials. As I was strolling through the exhibit hall, I came across a 5-foot-tall blowup of the award.

Below is a photograph of the project’s leaders—Dr. Yung Y. Liu, the manager of Argonne National Laboratory’s DOE/PCP RFID technology program, and Dr. James M. Shuler, the manager of the DOE’s packaging certification program—with their award.

Jim and Yung told me they actually have a bigger version that they could not bring. After the event, they sent me a photo of Jim with that larger version, which is presented below.

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