Southwest Research Institute

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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is a nonprofit, applied research and development organization. It specializes in the creation and transfer of technology in engineering and the physical sciences. Its technical divisions offer a 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, and electronics.

HQSan Antonio, US
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Employees (est.) (Oct 2020)2,328
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Key People/Management at Southwest Research Institute

Adam L. Hamilton

Adam L. Hamilton

President and CEO
Beth Ann Rafferty

Beth Ann Rafferty

CFO, Vice President - Finance Institute Secretary
Linda M. Boehme

Linda M. Boehme

Treasurer, Assistant Institute Secretary
Walter D. Downing

Walter D. Downing

Executive Vice President and COO
Mónica R. Trollinger

Mónica R. Trollinger

General Counsel
Wayne S. Alexander

Wayne S. Alexander

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Southwest Research Institute Office Locations

Southwest Research Institute has offices in San Antonio, Ann Arbor, Beavercreek, Boulder and in 8 other locations
San Antonio, US (HQ)
6220 Culebra Rd
Ann Arbor, US
4622 Runway Blvd
Beavercreek, US
2673 Commons Blvd #10
Boulder, US
1050 Walnut St #300
Durham, US
Morse Hall, 8 College Road
Hanover, US
7380 Coca Cola Dr #108
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Southwest Research Institute Financials and Metrics

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Southwest Research Institute total Funding

$11 m

Southwest Research Institute latest funding size

$764 k

Time since last funding

3 months ago

Southwest Research Institute investors

Southwest Research Institute's latest funding round in August 2020 was reported to be $764 k. In total, Southwest Research Institute has raised $11 m
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Southwest Research Institute Operating Metrics

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Southwest Research Institute News and Updates

Southwest Research Institute wins NOAA contract to build space weather instrument

The Southwest Research Institute won a $15.6 million contract to design and build the Solar Wind Plasma Sensor for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Follow On (SWFO) Lagrange 1 satellite.

Southwest Research Institute wins NOAA space weather contract

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awarded a $12.9 million contract to the Southwest Research Institute to design and build the Space Weather Follow-on (SWFO) Lagrange-1 Magnetometer.

Southwest Research Institute and ROS-Industrial developed a solution that enables industrial robots to scan and manipulate metallic objects that had previously been too shiny for machine vision to process.

The project integrates intelligent part reconstruction using the second generation of the Robot Operating System (ROS2) framework to improve 3D image perception when robots autonomously sand and finish parts. See a demonstration at SwRI’s Booth more

Southwest Research Institute Blogs

San Antonio is working to close the digital divide

A pilot program is being launched within the Southwest ISD by the City and Southwest Research Institute. In the News URL:

First building complete at Supercritical CO2 Pilot Power Plant, readying for 2021 demonstration

A major step towards the project’s planned 2021 demonstration and subsequent six-year pilot program. In the News URL:


Solicits, negotiates, awards and administers subcontracts to support contracts with Institute clients. Solicit proposals, Conduct cost/price analysis, Negotiate and finalize subcontracts and other agreements (subgrants, CRADA's, etc.). Administer subcontracts to include closeout. Per…


Leading a multidisciplinary team of engineers, technicians, logisticians, drafters, administrative staff in the execution of complex RD programs in support of national security. Job Location:  San Antonio, Texas Division Number:  …


Administer first aid and other nursing services to employees for episodic and on-the-job injuries or illnesses; perform routine medical screening of employees; support drug free workplace program and special program requirements mandated by clients; complete initial in-processing and…


Solve aerospace/avionics problems with software designs, development ,documentation, integration, and testing. Design, develop, and perform lead software engineering duties in the development of mechanical and electrical systems for Aerospace applications. Lead a group of engineers t…
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Southwest Research Institute Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Southwest Research Institute founded?

    Southwest Research Institute was founded in 1947.

  • Who are Southwest Research Institute key executives?

    Southwest Research Institute's key executives are Adam L. Hamilton, Beth Ann Rafferty and Linda M. Boehme.

  • How many employees does Southwest Research Institute have?

    Southwest Research Institute has 2,328 employees.

  • Who are Southwest Research Institute competitors?

    Competitors of Southwest Research Institute include Ricardo, Applied Research Associates and SRI International.

  • Where is Southwest Research Institute headquarters?

    Southwest Research Institute headquarters is located at 6220 Culebra Rd, San Antonio.

  • Where are Southwest Research Institute offices?

    Southwest Research Institute has offices in San Antonio, Ann Arbor, Beavercreek, Boulder and in 8 other locations.

  • How many offices does Southwest Research Institute have?

    Southwest Research Institute has 13 offices.