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.

Lonnie Love

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Lonnie Love, Ph.D., is the group leader of ORNL’s Manufacturing Systems Research Group. Lonnie was ORNL’s 2009 Inventor of the year, has over 30 invention disclosures and patents and 75 peer reviewed publications.  He serves on the scientific advisory board for NSF’s Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power and is on the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board for OrthoCare Innovations.

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