Reaction Design Recognized by Computerworld as a 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate

San Diego, Calif.—March 20, 2012— Reaction Design®, a leading developer of combustion simulation software, has been named a 2012 Laureate by IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change.

“We are excited to be named a 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate amongst such highly regarded information technology companies,” said Bernie Rosenthal, CEO of Reaction Design. “Reaction Design develops innovative and forward-thinking software that enables engineers to create more energy efficient and less polluting engines. We are pleased to be recognized as a company working to improve quality of life through our technology.” 

Reaction Design is leading the way towards the development of clean technology systems and fuels for the transportation and energy sectors. As the founder of the Model Fuels Consortium (MFC), a highly-regarded project for the development of cleaner, higher-mileage vehicles, Reaction Design partners with industry leaders to create software that engine designers use to predict and control harmful pollutant emissions and greenhouse gases. 

“There's no question technology plays a vital role in driving business forward.  It ensures an organization's ability to compete, innovate, communicate and thrive.  What the Computerworld Honors Laureates so clearly demonstrate is technology's role in moving society forward.  Computerworld acknowledges and applauds the outstanding work being done by individuals and organizations who have successfully used technology to improve the quality of our lives and that of future generations,” said John Amato, Vice President/Publisher of Computerworld. "Computerworld is proud to name the 2012 class of Laureates and celebrate their initiatives benefiting society through the innovative use of IT.”

The Computerworld Honors Program awards will be presented at the Gala Evening and Awards Ceremony on June 4, 2012 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. 

About Reaction Design 
Reaction Design, a San Diego, California-based software supplier, enables transportation manufacturers and energy companies to rapidly achieve their clean technology goals by automating the analysis of chemical processes via computer simulation and modeling solutions.

Reaction Design is the exclusive developer and distributor of CHEMKIN, the de facto standard for modeling gas-phase and surface chemistry that provides engineers ultra-fast access to reliable answers that save time and money in the development process. Reaction Design’s FORTÉ is an advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation package for realistic 3D modeling of fuel effects in internal combustion engines with superior time-to-solution metrics that fit in commercial development timeframes. Reaction Design’s ENERGICO software brings accurate chemistry simulation to gas turbine and boiler/furnace combustion systems using automated reactor network analysis. Reaction Design also offers the CHEMKIN-CFD software module, which brings detailed kinetics modeling to other engineering applications, such as CFD packages.

Reaction Design’s world-class engineers, chemists and programmers have expertise that spans multi-scale engineering from the molecule to the production plant. Reaction Design serves more than 400 customers in the commercial, government and academic markets.

Reaction Design can be found online at www.reactiondesign.com 

About The Computerworld Honors Program 
Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies, as well as oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website.

About Computerworld 
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning web site (www.computerworld.com), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Magazine of the Year by American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2010, the 2009 Best Blog from the Neal awards, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from ASBPE. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, September 2011). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

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