Welcome to SwRI

portrait of swri president Adam Hamilton, P.E.

Almost 70 years ago, a group of Texas citizens led by Thomas Baker Slick Jr. envisioned Southwest Research Institute. It was their concept that the betterment of mankind depended on the use of advanced science and technology. Their dream of building an internationally respected institution working in these areas has, I believe, been more than realized.

Today SwRI is a leader among independent, nonprofit research and development organizations. Our staff of more than 2,600 scientists, engineers, and support members accomplished outstanding fundamental and applied research for commercial and government clients worldwide. The advanced technical programs researched in our laboratories, workshops, and offices were valued at more than a quarter of a billion dollars.

I invite you to browse this website for details on our technical capabilities and accomplishments. I am confident that you will discover many areas of mutual interest.

Welcome to the Institute.

Adam L. Hamilton, P.E., President & CEO

Benefiting government, industry and the public through innovative science and technology
Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 9 technical divisions.