Applied Physics Lab

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is a not-for-profit research and development organization dedicated to solving a wide range of complex problems. APL has provided solutions to national security and scientific challenges with engineering, systems integration, research and development, and analysis for more than 70 years. APL is our nation’s largest University Affiliated Research Center, with approximately 5,000 staff members and 600 ongoing sponsored research projects. Our scientists, engineers and analysts serve as trusted advisors and technical experts to the government, ensuring the reliability of complex technologies that safeguard our nation’s security and advance the frontiers of space. We also maintain independent research and development programs that pioneer and explore emerging technologies and concepts to address future national priorities.

Want to know about the Applied Physics Lab's sustainability performance? Check out their Progress Report for 2016.


Past Years' Reports


Ideas in Action

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