Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is an independent, nonprofit applied research and development organization. The staff of nearly 3,000 specializes in the creation and transfer of technology in engineering and the physical sciences. Eleven technical divisions offer a wide range of technical expertise and services in areas such as engine design and development, emissions certification testing, fuels and lubricants evaluation, chemistry, space science, nondestructive evaluation, automation, mechanical engineering, electronics, and more.
"Benefiting government, industry and the public through innovative science and technology"
During its 65 years of operation, Southwest Research Institute has grown from a single building to 2 million square feet of laboratories, workshops, test facilities, and offices, occupying 1,200 acres in San Antonio, Texas.