Extraordinary is our every day

The Applied Physics Lab is a dynamic science and engineering institution within the University of Washington’s Office of Research. We engage in research and create technologies that help address some of our greatest challenges in public health, the environment, national defense, and human prosperity. Our partners include a wide range of sponsors such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, NASA, Quileute Nation, U.S. Navy, National Institutes of Health, and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Our research is one-of-a-kind—from launching fleets of ocean robots to gather ice shelf data, to throwing multi-million-dollar instrumentation from airplanes and attaching them to ferries. So are each of our team members.

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