The nominating institution ORNL on the breakthrough:

Mass production of protective equipment and testing supplies is critical to an effective pandemic response that saves lives by minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Lonnie Love is leading a team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to create scientifically proven solutions that can be readily adopted by industry for the rapid, cost-effective production of millions of masks, face shields, and testing kit components, using additive manufacturing and materials science expertise.