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About APL

A not-for-profit center for engineering, research, and development. Located north of Washington, DC (see map), APL is a division of one of the world's premier research universities, The Johns Hopkins University. The Laboratory has been a major asset to the nation since it was organized to develop a critical World War II technology in 1942. We recruit and hire the best and the brightest from top colleges, and 68% of our recruits are engineers and scientists. We work on more than 600 programs that protect our homeland and advance the nation's vision in research and space science, at an annual funding level of about $980 million.

APL's interdisciplinary teams of physicists, engineers, and mathematicians have been successfully applying military and space-derived expertise to solve problems in transportation, biomedical engineering, health care, the environment, and other fields for over 70 years.

Many of APL's hundreds of proven and emerging technologies present opportunities for transfer to the private sector to develop new and improved products. (Search Technologies)

Read more about the work of the Laboratory in the Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest.