The Alaska Innovators Hall of Fame class of 2019 includes:
Seth Danielson - Dr. Seth Danielson played essential early roles in the conceptualization and development
of the Remote Power Module (RPM), now routinely used to power high frequency radars
that map ocean currents from shore.
Jerry Johnson - Dr. Jerry Johnson’s research started with problems related to the effects of snow,
ice, and frozen ground on human activities. He invented penetrometers to measure snow
and soil strength, a snow water equivalent (SWE) sensor to determine the amount of
water stored in snow, and an ice-stress sensor. Dr. Johnson co-developed, with Dr.
Anton Kulchitsky, the Coupi discrete element method (DEM) model and applied it to
extraterrestrial science and engineering and renewable energy problems.
Matthew Sturm - Dr. Sturm is one of the world’s snow experts, having driven thousands of miles
on a snowmachine for winter research missions that last for months. Recently, he has
been expanding his research into permafrost and the social-financial implications
of snow and ice. He holds two patents with Holmgren - the self-recording snow depth
probe and the snow temperature and depth probe.