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2019 Gold Medal Award

Hendricks, Brandenburg, Ricker, Luce

Hendricks, Brandenburg, Ricker, Luce


The team is recognized for setting the standard of historical document preservation. Building on earlier success with the "Charters of Freedom" documents, the team developed innovative sealing technology consisting of critical sensors, predictive modeling and a data collection architecture that provide real-time monitoring of document health, at significantly lower cost. The new standard encasement technology now enables these historical artifacts (seven documents in all) to be preserved for the next 100 years and enjoyed by millions of yearly visitors.


Nolan Brandenburg

Supervisory Mechanical Engineer
Management Resources

Mark Luce

Supervisory Mechanical Engineer
Management Resources

Jay Hendricks

Supervisory Research Chemist
Management Resources

Jacob Ricker

Mechanical Engineer
Physical Measurement Laboratory