Southwest Research Institute
Develops technology and performs services for the petroleum, chemical, power and alternative fuels industries
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is an independent, nonprofit applied research and development organization. The staff of more than 3,000 specializes in the creation and transfer of technology in engineering and the physical sciences. During its more than 60 years of operation, Southwest Research Institute has grown from a single building to almost 100 major facilities with more than 2 million square feet of laboratories, workshops, test facilities, and offices.
The Institute occupies more than 1,200 acres in San Antonio, Texas. SwRI's total revenue for fiscal year 2011 was $581 million and $6.1 million was used for internal research to develop innovative technologies that will ultimately benefit clients through technology transfer as part of funded projects.
SwRI's 11 technical divisions offer a wide range of technical expertise and services in such areas as engine design and development, emissions certification testing, fuels and lubricants evaluation, chemistry, space science, nondestructive evaluation, automation, mechanical engineering, electronics, and more.
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