By Richard Moulds

We’re thrilled that one of our lead collaborators, Ray Newell, of Los Alamos National Laboratory received the 2016 Richard P. Feynman Innovation award for his leadership in the development and commercialization of Whitewood’s Entropy Engine.

I was excited to join Ray and his family at the annual awards ceremony at Los Alamos where the Deputy Director and CTO of the lab led the celebration.

Ray is the leader of the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Quantum Communications team and played a pivotal role in helping us to develop groundbreaking work in quantum entropy and random number generation into a commercially available cybersecurity product for mainstream enterprise.

The collaboration between Los Alamos and Whitewood is also a fine example of the merits of the technology transfer model and how it can be successful through collaboration, innovation and perseverance.

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