Fellow Dana Anderson has won a CO-LABS 2014 Governor’s Award for High-Impact Research in Foundational Technology. Anderson’s work in the commercialization of cold-atom technology also received an Honorable Mention for the development of a strong public/private partnership.
Anderson will be recognized on November 12 when CO-LABS and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy host a night at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to honor the achievements of Colorado’s federally funded research centers.
In bestowing the award, CO-LABS highlighted Anderson’s work on the practical applications of cold-atom technology. Applications include the development of cold-atom inertial sensors and the creation of a cold-atom research module to be placed on the International Space Station in 2016. In the future, Anderson’s cutting-edge research in cold-atom technology may lead to revolutionary advances in navigation and guidance, gas exploration, advanced communication technologies, and quantum computing.
Anderson co-founded the company ColdQuanta, which was recently named Boulder Company of the Year by the University of Colorado’s Technology Transfer Office.
CO-LABS is a nonprofit organization that works to inform the public about the breakthroughs and impacts from Colorado’s 30 federally funded labs and research facilities. The CO-LABS consortium includes Colorado federal research laboratories, research universities, state and local governments, economic development organizations, private businesses and nonprofit organizations.