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Applied Power

Using physical science research and applied engineering to produce sensors, instruments and hardware used worldwide

Staff members in the Applied Power Division at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) have extensive experience in many technical areas including: power engineering, communications systems, mechanical design, precision machining, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, aerospace engineering, computational modeling, signal processing, optics, chemistry, physics, biology, soil science and geophysics. Using its applied research and pragmatic engineering philosophy, the division produces sensors, instruments, and hardware used worldwide.

Mary Massey, P.E., Vice President

Jim Keys, Executive Director
Ralph Hill, Ph.D., Technical Advisor
Brian Zook, Ph.D., Institute Scientist

Mary Massey, Vice President, Applied Power

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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.