Two Technologies With Ties to Rutgers Win R&D 100 Awards

Green process for producing concrete, software for managing big data earn prestigious honors

Two technologies developed with contributions by professors and graduate students at Rutgers have been selected for R&D Magazine’s R&D 100 Awards.

The honors, given for revolutionary technologies newly introduced to the market, span industrial, academic and government-sponsored research.

One winner is a Rutgers technology licensed to Solidia Technologies of Piscataway that dramatically reduces carbon dioxide emissions in the production of cement and concrete products. The inventors are Richard Riman, Rutgers distinguished professor of materials science and engineering and Solidia’s founder, and Vahit Atakan, Solidia’s R&D director and a former doctoral student in Riman’s lab.

The second winner is ADIOS: Adaptable I/O System for Big Data, developed by a group including Manish Parashar, director of the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute and professor of electrical and computer engineering, and four of his graduate students.

Full story at Rutgers Today.

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